Search Results: "Randall Sullivan"


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MURDER &  SULLIVAN by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 1997

"Ardent Gilbert and Sullivan followers will enjoy the Ruddigore replay, but puzzle fans will find little to admire here in the dull characters, repetitive details of investigation procedure, endless domestic trivia, and clumsy plotting."
Oliver, Indiana, is now home to widow Joan Spencer and her college student son Andrew (Buried in Quilts, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Few of the supporting players come off smelling like roses, but Sullivan's sensitive portrait of his main subject is a good start toward explaining and rehabilitating a lonely genius who was poorly understood in his lifetime."
When former Rolling Stone senior editor Sullivan (The Miracle Detective: An Investigation of Holy Visions, 2004, etc.) was commissioned to write about the circumstances surrounding Michael Jackson's shocking death in 2009, the author quickly grasped that only a book would do the bizarre story justice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"Almost always absorbing and thought-provoking."
What is a miracle? And who gets to decide? Here's a look inside the process. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"A deftly told, immensely relevant, true-life potboiler from the streets of urban America."
Freelance journalist Sullivan (The Price of Experience, 1996) scathingly indicts racial/cultural politics and law enforcement in post-Drug War America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Thoroughly researched and compulsively readable, an essential entry in the true-crime canon. (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
This exceptionally captivating narrative, tracing the glittering rise and bloody fall of the Billionaire Boys Club, lives up to its subtitle's lofty, lurid promise. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT SILKY SULLIVAN by Laurie Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 1995

"Originally, the most impressive stories here—some of which first appeared in American Fiction and Nimrod—read like small novels, by turns lyrical and gritty."
A debut collection of six stories from Alberts (the novel Tempting Fate, 1987)—a writer especially good at weaving together, in a few pages, a saatisfying tapestry of voice, character, situation, and detail. Read full book review >

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN by Michael Ffinch
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Not without its uses, but a more balanced account would help the beginning listener enjoy these works as comic operas, not just as comic texts. (Photographs)"
Introductory guide to the life and works of the famous British duo, by poet/biographer Ffinch (G.K. Chesterton, 1987). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

In the My Name Is America series, Durbin (Wintering, 1999, etc.) offers the story of Sean Sullivan, whose first day in Omaha, Nebraska, brings him face to face with a victim of an Indian attack; the man survived, but carries his bloody scalp in a bucket. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF THE SULLIVAN SISTERS by Natalie Standiford
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Further, the conclusion seems rushed, and there are some loose ends that remain, but readers may not be bothered—there is still plenty in this light read to enjoy. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A wealthy family is desperate to be reinstated in the good graces of its matriarch in this often funny but uneven family drama. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS FEUD OF GILBERT AND SULLIVAN  by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Budding maestros will enjoy this dramatic tale, but youngsters unable to place the context may not relate much to these two mustached men. (author's note, website) (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
Author and illustrator set the opening scene as impeccably as their subjects: Life in Victorian England is grim. Read full book review >

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SET ME FREE by Kathleen Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"A splendid historical note details the actual events and individuals that inspired the novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Based on historical events that would seem incredible if fictitious, this fast-paced outing places itself in a Massachusetts women's prison in 1914. Read full book review >