Search Results: "Preston Randall"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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: Aug. 15, 2012

"A collection that will demonstrate either the limitations or the possibilities of flash fiction, depending on the reader's perspective."
When you'd rather have a quick shot of fiction than linger over a long tale, knock back one of these 20 very short stories—plus one artwork—on love, sex, and relationships. 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 >

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THE DIG by John Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"As homey at times as chamomile tea but spiked with pointed undercurrents, this is a real treat for a reader who can appreciate its quiet pleasures."
A historical novel that looks at the foibles and emotions of people involved in an archaeological dig on the grounds of a Suffolk, England, estate in 1939. Read full book review >

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EXILE HUNTER by Preston Fleming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Pure energy in print form, whether the characters are being pursued or simply talking; Fleming has proven himself a craftsman."
In Fleming's thriller, set in the not-too-distant future and the final in the author's Kamas Trilogy (Star Chamber Brotherhood, 2013, etc.), a man sent to a labor camp plots to help a family whom he believes he's betrayed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"Preston ably conveys her admiration for the Egyptian queen."
Historian Preston (Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, 2005, etc.) casts Cleopatra as the fulcrum of power in the one of the world's first power couples. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2000

"A colorful and well-presented treatment of a crucial turning point in history."
A popular history of the Boxer Rebellion, which took place a century ago this year, brings its events to life Read full book review >