Search Results: "Robert Bausch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGEND OF JESSE SMOKE by Robert Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Those unfamiliar with football will be heartened to learn that the game's moves, strategy, and terminology are explained well enough that they'll be able to appreciate just how thoroughly la femme here kicks male derrière."
This sports-hero entertainment conjures up a woman who can play professional football in a book that isn't overly serious about such social issues. Read full book review >

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OUT OF SEASON by Robert Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2005

"Bausch gets the quirks and rhythms of a small town in decline exactly right."
As autumn descends on an Atlantic coastal resort town that's seen better days, a quartet of characters haunted by the past collide in a moving novel. Read full book review >

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ALMIGHTY ME by Robert Bausch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1991

"He isn't Tolstoy, but, then, Tolstoy never had to deal with a world quite the same as this."
A spacey comic fable about the limits of love, even when you have the power of God: Bausch's third novel (On the Way Home, The Lives of Riley Chance) and a likable chronicle of the dissolution of one man's marriage. Read full book review >

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THE GYPSY MAN by Robert Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Bausch (A Hole in the Earth, 2000, etc.) wisely avoids the sensational, the sentimental, the easy effect, but maybe too scrupulously: his tale of lost souls lacks a certain poignancy or poetry that could make it more memorable."
A sober, unadorned tale of backwoods villagers who fear a murderer stalks their young. Read full book review >

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A HOLE IN THE EARTH by Robert Bausch
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A few narrative excesses aside: trenchant, funny, occasionally profound, and always surprising."
Mid-life crisis hardly describes the maelstrom that engulfs history teacher Henry Porter in his 39th summer, traced by Bausch (Almighty Me, 1991, etc.) in his finest and most complete novel yet.. Read full book review >

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FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE by Robert Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"With a setting gleaming with historical accuracy and a protagonist whose voice is right out of Twain, Bausch's novel is a worthy addition to America's Western literary canon, there to share shelf space with The Big Sky, Little Big Man and Lonesome Dove."
Bausch (Out of Season, 2005, etc.) rides into frontier America for a tale of a Civil War veteran weary of "trouble and slaughter."Read full book review >

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THE STORIES OF RICHARD BAUSCH by Richard Bausch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"This is the book for which Bausch will be remembered."
A fine, fat collection of 42 tales, drawn mostly from the critically acclaimed author's several earlier volumes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT FROST by Jay Parini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Parini's life magnificently details how Frost, through fortitude and lifelong dedication to craft, sought to heed his own advice to be whole again beyond confusion. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Parini, a poet (House of Days, 1998), biographer (John Steinbeck, 1995), and novelist (Benjamin's Crossing, 1998), delivers a sensitive life of Frost that highlights the poet's struggle to find light and stability in an existence filled with darkness and chaos. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"At a time when the biographical form is inspiring much-needed experimentation, Seymour's straightforward approach seems old- fashioned, although sturdy. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but unimaginative life of the bardic English classicist, novelist, and poet. ``I could fall in love with my big toe if I wanted to,'' declared the contradictory Graves (18951985), notorious puritan and inveterate womanizer who held court for years at his home on the Spanish island of Majorca and is best known for his meditations on woman as muse in The White Goddess (1948), et al. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A fascinating insight into British politics through the life of someone who knew everyone of significance, and who possessed an unusual capacity to tell the truth, however much it hurt him. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A masterly biography of Robert Boothby, a Conservative politician now little remembered, whose Parliamentary career spanned more than 50 years during the interwar and post-WW II period. Read full book review >

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ROBERT REDFORD by Michael Feeney Callan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A gripping, intimate treatment of one of cinema's last great iconic stars."
The life and times of the Sundance Kid. Read full book review >