Search Results: "Robert Girardi"


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THE WRONG DOYLE by Robert Girardi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2004

"It's all good, not-so-clean fun, though the suspense suffers from those self-indulgent interpolations."
Buried pirate treasure is the come-on for this tongue-in-cheek yarn about a feisty Virginian and the scurvy knaves ranged against him. Read full book review >

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GORGEOUS EAST by Robert Girardi
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Nothing new here, but an entertaining 21st-century variant on the classic adventure tale."
Girardi (The Wrong Doyle, 2004, etc.) pits the French Foreign Legion against Muslim fanatics. Read full book review >

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MADELEINE'S GHOST by Robert Girardi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 25, 1995

"The romance in Girardi's first novel has an undeniable sappiness, but entrancing scenes and characters, exquisite timing, and a mausoleum full of plot twists make for a fluid and truly memorable delight."
Corrupted Creole civility complicates the life of a Brooklyn bohemian—in a spirited debut deftly mingling past, present, and the vastly different worldviews of New Orleans and New York. Read full book review >

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VAPORETTO 13 by Robert Girardi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"But the last third, involving a retirement home in Arizona and a new career in Bar Harbor, Maine, ranges far from Venice—and breaks the spell."
An American banker adrift in Venice takes up with an older woman—centuries older—whom he encounters while meandering through the city's labyrinth of back streets, in an erotically charged, dreamlike third novel from Girardi (Madeleine's Ghost, 1995; The Pirate's Daughter, 1997). Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE'S DAUGHTER by Robert Girardi
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

Riding high on the widespread raves for his delightful debut, Madeleine's Ghost (1995), Girardi offers up a tale of modern pirates and the slave trade that isn't without its charms, though falling well short of the mark left by its predecessor. Read full book review >

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MASTER ROBERT by Robert L. Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2017

"A thoughtful dramatization of the moral complexities of the War Between the States."
A Civil War-era novel about a slaveholding farmer and two of his slaves. Read full book review >

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ROBERT PLANT by Paul Rees
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"For die-hard fans only. Zeppelin fanatics will want to turn to Stephen Davis' hoary Hammer of the Gods (1985), which, though covering only the band and not Plant's solo decades, isn't as painful to read."
By-the-numbers biography of the shaggy rocker. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OPPENHEIMER by Ray Monk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"A top-notch biography of Oppenheimer to sit alongside Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin's American Prometheus (2006)."
A highly detailed examination of the life and times of Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967), the man who ushered in the Atomic Age and played a leading role in putting American science on the map. Read full book review >

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ROBERT KENNEDY by James W. Hilty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1997

"This well-written book is timely, coming just as the 30th anniversary of RFK's assassination approaches, and just as the current crop of Kennedy scions is making news for all the wrong reasons. (29 b&w photos)"
A fine study of the assassinated senator's contribution to national politics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

An uncommon tale of brotherly love, and a passionate defense of the notion that dignity belongs as much to the mad as to the rest of us. Read full book review >