Search Results: "Simon Spence"


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THE STONE ROSES by Simon Spence
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"A must-read for anyone who has wondered why the Stone Roses ever mattered."
As definitive an account of the surprising rise and spectacular fall of seminal 1980s Brit rockers the Stone Roses as a fan could hope for. Read full book review >

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MISSING WOMEN AND OTHERS by June Spence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1998

"A promising debut."
A first collection from the winner of the 1995 Willa Cather Fiction contest: 15 stories, some having appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Seventeen, and The Oxford Review, by a southern writer who excels at charting the minor victories that briefly relieve dreary lives. Read full book review >

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HALF-MOON AND EMPTY STARS by Gerry Spence
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Luckily, Spence has a lucrative day job he can always go back to. Readers are well-advised to stick to their own."
Celebrity lawyer Spence (Give Me Liberty, 1998, etc.) ventures into fiction with this earnest, endless novel of a 1977 Wyoming murder trial whose every tangled root comes in for minute exploration. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF A COUNTRY LAWYER by Gerry Spence
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 1996

"Some readers should, however, find inspiration in Spence's ability to level with himself and still get over his self- loathing, and others will at least enjoy his story. (60 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
The celebrated trial lawyer and TV commentator (With Justice for None, 1989, etc.) proves that even a shameless self-publicist can be likeable. Read full book review >

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CLICKETY CLACK by Rob Spence
Released: May 1, 1999

"Spengler's robust illustrations capture an antic cast of passengers, conveying the action as much through composition as color. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A train load of wild and wacky animals gets so noisy that the engineer has to shout to get them to quiet down. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sometimes self-righteous, sometimes merciless: an unforgettable account of the state's power against individuals who might be innocent."
A primer on the criminal-justice system from the defense attorney's vantage point. Read full book review >

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O.J.: THE LAST WORD by Gerry Spence
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"If his brief were less self-righteous, his legitimate arguments would be easier to swallow. (Literary Guild selection)"
Buried under windbag sermonizing and lofty moralizing lies a cogent analysis of how the prosecution lost the O.J. Simpson case. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1989

From the crusading author of Murder and Madness (1983) and Trial by Fire (1986), an entertaining indictment of the American legal system. Read full book review >

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WAY TO GO by Alan Spence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"There's an appealing freshness to Spence's writing; too bad he gives up on credible plotting and characterization."
Death is everywhere in this odd novel, a coming-of-age story that dissolves into notes from a funeral business. First US publication for the Scottish Spence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Spence has something to tell us but buries it under blarney and blather. (Author tour)"
A portentous jeremiad against the state of American society. Read full book review >

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MOVING OUT by Polly Spence
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 19, 2002

"It's also a small work of art from the plains."
Nebraska housewife tells the story of her life with the lucidity of a Plains State Stendhal. Read full book review >