Search Results: "Reynolds Price"


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REYNOLDS by Donley Watt
Released: April 1, 2001

"Wry details and witty, dead-on dialogue charged with biblical echoes give Watt (Haley, Texas 1959, 1999, etc.) real class."
East Texas novel built on the Cain-and-Abel story. Read full book review >

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MRS. REYNOLDS by Gertrude Stein
Released: June 15, 1952

"Intellectual snob appeal."
Perhaps the simplest way to describe this book is to let Miss Stein explain it herself, as she does in her epilogue. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE OF REST by Reynolds Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1995

"Powerful work that ensures the transcendence of a singular American voice."
The third in Price's epic Mayfield family saga: an unflinching, passionate portrayal of a dying son's last days and an elegy for a great, representative American family. Read full book review >

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Released: June 12, 1989

"If I have an aim for whatever time is left to my faculties," Price (Good Hearts; Kate Vaiden; etc.) writes in this genially smooth, at times tremendously affecting clutch of autobiographical portraits, "it may be the oldest aim of all, to go on being a picture maker. Read full book review >

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MIDSTREAM by Reynolds Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"The lines that gleam are poignant reminders of a searing light now lost."
The late acclaimed novelist, short-story writer, playwright and memoirist begins with a return to Oxford University in 1961 and breaks off shortly after the death of his mother in 1965. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD PRIEST’S SON by Reynolds Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"For all its incidental charms, one of Price's lesser novels, scattered and indecisive."
Death hovers over an anxious homecoming in the venerable southern writer's 14th novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"An estimable desktop companion for reader and writer alike—a volume remarkable more for its durable flame than for any pyrotechnic flashes. (5 illustrations include drawings by the author)"
What Price describes humbly as "the ongoing minutes of one craftsman's effort through more than four decades to learn his business" is, in fact, a monumental entree into the extraordinarily restive, creative mind of the South's great elegist and one of America's preeminent moral novelists. Read full book review >

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THREE GOSPELS by Reynolds Price
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Both linguistically and spiritually stimulating. (Author tour)"
Price, a prolific man of letters (A Whole New Life, 1994; The Promise of Rest, 1995, etc.), offers us a fine new translation of the Gospels according to Mark and John, and Price's own account of the life of Jesus, along with four lengthy introductory essays in which he explains his purpose and method. Read full book review >

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A WHOLE NEW LIFE by Reynolds Price
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"This is the story of a man who watches his first self die, and in place of it, a new self created; a story of resurrection, of transformation; a story of hope."
This slim volume chronicles Reynolds Price's four years with ``the eel,'' his name for the ten-inch long tumor that was found enmeshed in his spinal chord during his 51st year. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"A revisionist view, to be sure, full of big questions and persuasive answers. A worthy companion to Elaine Pagels's Beyond Belief (p. 290) and other recent proposals of a kinder, gentler Christianity."
A profoundly engaging essay in Christology, honoring Jesus' humane divinity and divine humanity. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT FRIEND by Reynolds Price
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Still, most children will labor to finish this. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In this dreamy, allusive tale from a distinguished writer for adults, grief loses its clutches on a boy's heart thanks to time, loyal friends, and a healing encounter with a circus elephant. Read full book review >

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ROXANNA SLADE by Reynolds Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 1998

"Roxana is a memorable figure, and further indication of Price's quiet, precise power as a novelist."
A lovingly detailed record of a long and seemingly modest life, given resonance by the prolific Price's extraordinary language and his sharp eye for the subtle complexities of character (The Promise of Rest , 1995, etc.). Read full book review >