Search Results: "Robert Poe"


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POE by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"Necessarily sketchy, but often insightful, sometimes stunning."
Latest entry in the prolific biographer's Brief Lives series sketches a tormented existence begun in misery, ended in mystery. Read full book review >

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POE by Gareth Hinds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Befittingly dark, atmospheric, and evocative. (Graphic adaptation. 12-adult)"
Graphic-novel veteran Hinds turns his astute eye to Poe's best-known tales. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK CAT by Robert Poe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"Gentlemanly, undemanding variation on the master's work."
Poe, a distant relative of Edgar Allan, follows up his debut psychological thriller, Return to the House of Usher (1996), with another variation on a classic Poe story, again set in Crowley Creek, Virginia. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF USHER by Robert Poe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Less supernatural than the elder Poe—but the hidden papers of great poets always cast a spell."
Psychological thriller debut by a distant relative of Edgar Allan Poe's that, while it will not win an Edgar, holds up as a consistently interesting tale, though more in the line of a Wilkie Collins mystery/romance than a Poe grotesquerie. Read full book review >

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POE PARK by Agnes Martinez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Moving and powerful. (Fiction. 10-12)"
During one life-changing Bronx summer, Enoch Morales's world is turned upside-down. Read full book review >

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PEPPER & POE by Frann Preston-Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"A sparkling addition to the new-sibling bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Life is good for Pepper, the household's only cat, until Poe arrives—now nothing will be the same, as the new siblings navigate toys, space, and ultimately, friendship. Read full book review >

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MRS. POE by Lynn Cullen
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"The narrative might have been more interesting had the author focused on the relationship between the title character and her husband."
Edgar Allan Poe, master of the gothic tale, becomes shrouded in even more gloom in Cullen's (Reign of Madness, 2011, etc.) insipid historical novel about his relationship with fellow author Frances Sargent Locke Osgood. Read full book review >

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POE & FANNY by John May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2004

"A labored history lesson about the social and cultural life of 1845 New York, but not especially entertaining—or enlightening—about Poe."
Fictionalized account of one particularly dismal year toward the end of Edgar Allan Poe's short and generally unhappy life. Read full book review >

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ROSE & POE by Jack Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A sympathetic but slight fairy tale is overshadowed by its more nuanced forebear, The Tempest."
Innocence is savagely confronted by intolerance in a modern morality tale with classical roots. Read full book review >

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THE POE ESTATE by Polly Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Though not as distinctive as its predecessor, this is a solid story for readers who want to approach ghosts without getting too spooked. (author's note) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A girl seeks peace and stability for living and dead family members. Read full book review >

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The Poe Consequence  by Keith Steinbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"A grounded urban tale that's enhanced but not dominated by touches of otherworldliness."
Members of two rival LA gangs fall victim to mysterious heart attacks—all at the exact same time of day—in first-time novelist Steinbaum's supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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THE POE SHADOW by Matthew Pearl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2006

"A few surprises aside, however, too little of substance happens, and Pearl's virtually bloodless characters never engage our interest. A disappointing successor to Pearl's terrific first novel."
The still-unexplained death of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) is the subject of the Cambridge, Mass., author's follow-up to his popular debut historical thriller, The Dante Club (2003). Read full book review >