Search Results: "Richard Lange"


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THE SMACK by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"In this breezy page-turner, Lange shows off his uncommon ability to combine toughness and tenderness."
Down-on-his-luck grifter Rowan Petty is talked into taking part in an iffy get-rich scheme by Dandy Don, an ex-con in Reno, only to be set up for a fall. Read full book review >

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ANGEL BABY by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"A film waiting to happen, this book boasts memorable characters, evocative settings and a suspenseful plot."
A rising star in neonoir, Lange follows up his 2009 novel, This Wicked World, with a sharply calibrated and affecting tale about a young Mexican beauty who will do anything to reclaim the baby daughter she left in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THIS WICKED WORLD by Richard Lange
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2009

"Smartly entertaining noir, and a promise of better novels to come."
Ex-con tries to keep straight in this hard-boiled first novel. Read full book review >

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SWEET NOTHING by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"With a distinctive style, Lange makes his downbeat tales of the underclass quirkily entertaining."
Lange, a writer of both stylish noir novels (Angel Baby, 2013) and sharply etched short fiction (Dead Boys, 2007), returns with a story collection set in a Southern California that won't be found in any travel guides.Read full book review >

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DEAD BOYS by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Superlative short fiction, and an arresting debut."
A debut story collection about Los Angeles's various hopeless classes. Read full book review >

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DEAD BOYS by Richard Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Superlative short fiction, and an arresting debut."
A debut story collection about Los Angeles's various hopeless classes. Read full book review >

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TROPHY WIFE by Kelly Lange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Entertaining for stargazers, but no big prize. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
The Los Angeles-based Lange, a local TV news anchor, drops more names than clues in a first thriller that rarely feels like more than a paint-by-numbers exercise. Read full book review >

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BUTTER by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Rubbernecking the train wreck that is Butter's last meal makes for an uncomfortably thought-provoking read. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Butter gets good grades and plays smooth-as-butter jazz sax, but he is defined by both himself and his peers by his weight. Read full book review >

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REBEL, BULLY, GEEK, PARIAH by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"It's a broad emotional story with interesting bits and pieces, but it doesn't work as a whole. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the rebellious Andi draws good-girl Sam out of her comfort zone and to a party in the woods, the pair encounters bellicose brothers York and Boston. Read full book review >

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STOP 9/11 by Gregory R. Lange
Released: Feb. 26, 2011

"An entertaining piece of magical realism."
Even with a time machine, undoing the terror attacks of 9/11 turns out to be harder than you'd think, according to this knotty sci-fi drama. Read full book review >

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DEAD ENDS by Erin Jade Lange
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"There's less here than meets the eye. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Dane's anger management issues (he blows off steam beating up the rich kids who taunt him at his Columbia, Mo., high school) have caught up with him; to avoid expulsion and exile to the alternative school, he agrees to mentor Billy D., a student with Down syndrome. Read full book review >

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1607 by Karen E. Lange
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

Lange uses recent research, including findings at the archeological project called Jamestown Rediscovery, to argue that disease and drought were a large part of the community's collapse, and that the new arrivals and native populations weren't as consistently at odds as is usually supposed. Read full book review >