Search Results: "Randye Kaye"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"From a literary point of view, Kaye's account pales next to Patrick Cockburn's Henry's Demons (2011), but it's heartfelt and surely of help to those new to living with mentally ill loved ones of their own."
A mother wrestles with the advent of her son's schizophrenia and its long, painful unfolding. Read full book review >

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SON OF A GUN by Randye Lordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2005

"Lordon skillfully keeps up the tension, though the two puzzles—one underclued, the other unguessable—wind down too long before her story winds up."
Lesbian p.i. Sydney Sloane uneasily juggles two cases, both with a close personal connection. Read full book review >

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EAST OF NIECE by Randye Lordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2001

"Sydney has charm, but she does keeps falling into goofy plots—only to be rescued, rather surprisingly, by men."
This sixth haphazardly plotted adventure for New York lesbian p.i. Read full book review >

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BROTHERLY LOVE by Randye Lordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1993

"Sydney and Max, though, make a moderately entertaining pair and, with wiser plotting and a more fulsome denouement to their cases, will be welcome a second time around."
First-novelist Lordon introduces N.Y.C.'s Sydney Sloane, a lesbian p.i. whose black-sheep brother David supposedly died 15 years ago, but who looks remarkably like the newspaper photograph of escaped double-homicide perpetrator Noah Alexander. Read full book review >

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YOU CALL IT MADNESS by Lenny Kaye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Not a pedestrian stroll past the crooner's art, but frequently a pleasurable dance around some real pop culture. (20 b&w photos)"
Told with feverish scat, the story of crooners in the days when vaudeville transformed itself into radio and the movies learned to talk, features a bio of Russ Columbo backed by Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallée, and an all-star supporting cast. Read full book review >

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SIGHTS UNSEEN by Kaye Gibbons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 1995

"A tale of exasperation and juvenile confusion mixed with unquestioning loveand Gibbons finds the perfect voice: manic behavior captured in beautifully modulated, tranquil prose. (Book- of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club featured alternates; author tour)"
Gibbons's fifth (Charms for the Easy Life, 1993, etc.), set in her native North Carolina during the early `60s, is a daughter's memoir of her manic-depressive motherwritten without rancor or bitterness, but with much painful honesty and affection. Read full book review >

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STARS SCREAMING by John Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Kaye may not possess West's savage anger, but he memorably captures the sprawling madness and demonic myths of America's dream factory."
So many recent Hollywood novels rationalize the present state of moviemaking in America that it's refreshing to find this first novel by screenwriter Kaye set firmly in the tradition of Nathanael West. Read full book review >

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PRIEST KID by Lyralen Kaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2017

"Heart-wrenching, heartwarming, charming, but most of all fun—a meeting of the most complex of relationships, plagued by the same aches."
Returning home for a holiday, a young woman faces stirring parallels between her difficulties with her polyamorous girlfriend and memories of growing up with her liberal Episcopalian priest mother. Read full book review >

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BACK TO YOU by Robin Kaye
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Fluid storytelling, convincing characters and an arc that is both passionate and poignant make for an emotionally gratifying contemporary romance."
Storm Decker returns to Red Hook, Brooklyn, to care for the man who raised him like a son and face the woman he loved with all his heart; can they overcome the oceans that separate them and the walls they've built to protect themselves, or is it even a good idea to try? Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Well-written, humorous, and instructive: a useful resource for China-watchers and travelers. (17 b&w drawings, not seen, by Kaye's Taiwanese wife, Hsu Mei-lang)"
A literate journey into some remote corners of Asia in a puzzling time. Read full book review >