Search Results: "Ron Parsons"


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THE SENSE OF TOUCH by Ron Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"Insightful stories that illuminate the fine line between solitude and loneliness and the limited choices open to people who straddle that divide."
The quiet plains of the North Country serve as a perfect backdrop for Parsons' moving debut, a collection of short stories whose characters often live deeply solitary, if not always lonely, lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"Occasionally pointed but often disjointed musings on politics, religion, and popular culture."
According to this wide-ranging manifesto, it's time for women to examine men's leadership failures and turn the world around. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOWS OF THE SUN by Alexander Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2005

"Second-novelist Parsons (Leaving Disneyland, 2001) unnecessarily overloads the scales: His sensitive evocation of historical atrocities and a scouring way of life would be affecting enough without the pile-up of misery."
War, dispossession and atomic fallout afflict a decent ranching family in 1940s New Mexico. Read full book review >

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MAN AND BOY by Tony Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

Parsons's first novel, a bestseller in his native England, is the unabashedly sentimental tale of a carefree husband suddenly thrust into single parenthood. Read full book review >

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EAGER TO PLEASE by Julie Parsons
Released: Oct. 3, 2001

"Rachel's scars and patient resourcefulness drive a suspenseful, disturbing fable that ultimately makes little distinction between making amends and taking revenge."
Parsons (Courtship Gift, 2000, etc.) presents a grim thriller that asks whether redemption might not be worse than the original sin. Read full book review >

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ONE FOR MY BABY by Tony Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2004

"Alfie wears his heart on his sleeve as he narrates this generous serving of mush."
The third from the English author Parsons (Man and Wife, 2003, etc.) is a maudlin tale of loss. Read full book review >

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STILL WATERS by Ash Parsons
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"An uneven debut, but Parsons shows real promise with Jason's characterization. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A down-on-his-luck teen is made an offer he can't refuse. Read full book review >

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THE COURTSHIP GIFT by Julie Parsons
Released: March 8, 2000

"Next time out, a little light music, please."
A bizarre killer, a beset heroine, a relentlessly bleak novel after a relentlessly bleak debut. Read full book review >

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THE HANGING CLUB  by Tony Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This case tests Wolfe's humanity as well as his sense of duty."
A group of vigilantes goes after bad guys who received little more than a slap on the wrist. Read full book review >

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THE SLAUGHTER MAN by Tony Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Although Parsons' version of the Metropolitan Police make some puzzling mistakes in their investigation, the story is so absorbing that readers will forgive him the repeated bad judgment that leaves Wolfe's team limping."
A family's brutal murder and the abduction of a small child set off an intense manhunt in this absorbing new thriller. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER MAN by Tony Parsons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The resolution feels both hurried and tacked on to what is otherwise a very readable novel."
Veteran novelist Parsons' first police thriller introduces Max Wolfe, a detective raising a young child alone, who's on a quest to find a vicious serial killer. Read full book review >