Search Results: "Robert James Waller"


BOOK REVIEW

BORDER MUSIC by Robert James Waller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 1995

"What it is, in fact, is a no-holds-barred romance for men. (First printing of 1,000,000; first serial to Playboy; Literary Guild main selection)"
There's an old John Prine song, ``Spanish Pipe Dream,'' in which the singer meets a stripper who advises him to blow up his TV, move to the country, eat a lot of peaches, and try to find Jesus on his own. Read full book review >

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HIGH PLAINS TANGO by Robert James Waller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2005

"About half a book, and pretty thin at that."
Waller (Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, 1995, etc.) brings schmaltz to another plane with this tale of a small prairie town threatened by evil highway developers. Read full book review >

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SLOW WALTZ IN CEDAR BEND by Robert James Waller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 1993

A second wafer-thin romance from the author of The Bridges of Madison County, the debut novel propelled by Wallermania onto the bestseller lists, where it still reigns supreme. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 26, 1995

"Think of Hallmark on steroids, or the stuff they put inside Twinkies. (First printing of 1,500,000; Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
Homo walleriensus goes south of the border in this slight, blandly self-important fable about the Man, the Woman, and the Prince of Darkness. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY by Robert James Waller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1992

"The publisher, promising a big push, clearly expects its silly goose to lay a golden egg, and, who knows, maybe it will."
Here's a Hallmark card for all those who have loved and lost: a mushy memorial to a brief encounter in the Midwest. Read full book review >

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THE LONG NIGHT OF WINCHELL DEAR by Robert James Waller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Hard knocks in the high desert. Crazy luck—or coincidence—marks this squeaky desert romance."
Waller's nostalgic, low-strumming latest novel (after High Plains Tango, 2005) is a wispy distillation of several hard-bitten voices scratching out a living in the Texas desert. 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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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >