Search Results: "Richard Lloyd Parry"


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GHOSTS OF THE TSUNAMI by Richard Lloyd Parry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A sobering and compelling narrative of calamity."
Pensive travels in the wake of one of the world's most devastating recent disasters, the Tohoku earthquake of 2011. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2006

"A memorable book that will excite discussion in anthropological and geopolitical circles."
Somber travels across the Indonesian archipelago—often a step ahead of the machete. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF'S PACK by Richard Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Not as dead-on verbally as Charles Portis's True Grit, but a sportive good time is assured, told in steel-tipped prose that reads like a black-and-white etching on an old Police Gazette."
Third volume in Parry's hardcover turn-of-the-century, dime-novel'styled Nathan Blaylock series, about the bastard son of Wyatt Earp. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF'S CUB by Richard Parry
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"An engaging follow-up to the splendid Winter Wolf—and what fans of frontier derring-do will hope is a lengthy series."
An immensely entertaining and eventful return engagement for Nathan Blaylock, Wyatt Earp's bastard son, and Jim Riley, his hard- bitten partner, in turn-of-the-century Alaska and environs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 2001

"An extraordinary real-life adventure of men battling the elements and themselves, told with ice-cold precision."
The first American expedition to the North Pole provides a chilling twist on the true-crime genre in this historical detective story by novelist Parry (That Fateful Lighting, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THAT FATEFUL LIGHTNING by Richard Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2000

"Awkward transitions and blustering characterizations of Twain, Sherman, and others don't undercut the emotional punch here: Parry's burnished Grant is nothing less than an American saint, whose proud but lonely end will bring tears from the most hardened Robert E. Lee fan."
Sentimental but stirring salute to Ulysses S. Grant that visits the former Civil War general and American president near the end of his life, as he suffers stoically with poverty and throat cancer while struggling to complete his memoirs. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER WOLF by Richard Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Most readers will look forward to Nate's return."
Parry's first hardcover launches the latter-day equivalent of a dime-novel series featuring an errant naif (Wyatt Earp's bastard son) and a worldly-wise sidekick who muddle through antic adventures on turn-of-the-century America's vanishing frontiers. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA ROCKWELL'S WAR by Hannah Parry
Released: Aug. 18, 2012

"Imaginative and touching; like India, a sparkling jewel in the crown."
In Parry's debut novel, a 12-year-old orphan finds herself embroiled in a royal mystery. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"At once a gripping coming-of-age novel and a celebration of rural life, quiet heroism and the strength that comes from spirituality, this first novel is an unassuming, transcendent joy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Sixth-grader Ignatius—he goes by "Brother"—faces a hard year as his father is deployed to Iraq, and he, the youngest of five boys, is left with his aging grandparents to manage the family ranch in Oregon. Read full book review >

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OUR SIMPLE GIFTS by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Inspiration of an enviably high order."
Four stylishly gritty Christmas stories, Civil War-set, and often as raw as a field surgeon's hand, to use a simile of Parry's (the magnificent Call Each River Jordan, 2001). Read full book review >