Search Results: "Preston Lauterbach"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 2011

"A lack of organizational rigor derails an interesting tale."
The development of the Southern black club scene receives a sometimes cluttered history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2015

"Beale Street is mostly a tourist trap now, but it was a place of 'whorehouses, saloons, and bullet holes' not so long ago. By Lauterbach's illuminating account, the past was more fun—or at least more interesting."
Excellent study of an iconic Southern place and the fraught, violent history behind it. Read full book review >

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PRESTON FALLS by David Gates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"The tumult of marriage on the rocks rings true, but otherwise there's too much yuppie angst and too little human interest for this to be appealing."
A sputtering marriage stalls when a p.r. flack takes a break from the job and kids to fix up the family's vacation home in upstate New York, in this painfully slow successor to Gates's debut, Jernigan (1991), a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Read full book review >

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THE BREWER OF PRESTON by Andrea Camilleri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Fans of Camilleri's long-running Inspector Montalbano series (Angelica's Smile, 2014, etc.) will be familiar with his brand of lusty lunacy, carried here to a degree that rivals Boccaccio."
In 19th-century Sicily, a cornucopia of craziness surrounds the première of an opera buffo in a small music-loving town.Read full book review >

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The Happy Life of Preston Katt by J.J. Zerr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2015

"A detailed portrayal of an everyday sailor that rings true."
A young man finds a second home in the military, as well as a purpose in life, in Zerr's (Noble Deeds, 2013, etc.) realistic story of naval warfare during World War II. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 26, 2011

"A coming-of-age story with plenty of sting, where love is not only blind, but it blindsides."
Murray charts a lustily tormented story of first love and heartbreak. Read full book review >

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The Unheralded King of Preston Plains Middle by Jedah Mayberry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"More than just a complex coming-of-age story, this potent book makes an indelible impression."
In this debut novel, two brothers remain close until a tragic death rocks their family. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2001

"Lauterbach professes early on that 'a garden is an idea,' but she generates such a profusion of them that both garden and poet become obscured in the haze."
Since most of Lauterbach's poetry occupies the interstices between the inner and outer worlds (i.e., the places where one leaks into the other), it is never intentionally clear whether she is standing on this or that side of the permeable membrane of an experience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"Yeomanly treatment of a man who 'wanted desperately to make his fortune but was seduced by the quest for knowledge.' (65 b&w illustrations, 12 maps)"
Rich with incident and novelty, the life of a swashbuckler whose exploits and writings impressed generations of readers, including Darwin and Humboldt, though he's little remembered today. Read full book review >

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THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD by Douglas Preston
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A story that moves from thrilling to sobering, fascinating to downright scary—trademark Preston, in other words, and another winner."
"Once again I had the strong feeling, when flying into the valley, that I was leaving the twenty-first century entirely": another perilous Preston (The Kraken Project, 2014, etc.) prestidigitation. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A story of establishment and judicial misconduct that's no longer pertinent—or even interesting."
Preston (The Dig, 2016, etc.) revisits the 1970s scandal involving Jeremy Thorpe, Member of Parliament for North Devon and leader of Britain's Liberal Party. Read full book review >