Search Results: "Stuart Dybek"


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I SAILED WITH MAGELLAN by Stuart Dybek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Dybek has become his generation's Nelson Algren. That's no small achievement."
A crowded, episodic novel-in-stories portrays life in a multiethnic midwestern urban enclave pretty much as did Dybek's memorable story collections (The Coast of Chicago, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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PAPER LANTERN by Stuart Dybek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A very fine book from a gifted practitioner of the short story form."
The nine stories gathered here have appeared, scattered across two decades, in the most prestigious American outlets for short fiction; they make for a remarkably unified and consistent collection. Read full book review >

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ECSTATIC CAHOOTS by Stuart Dybek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Dybek is especially a master of the ways in which lovers, creating a kind of privacy in public, feel that they are, in a title phrase he borrows from The Great Gatsby, in 'ecstatic cahoots'—both with each other and, fleetingly, with the world in which they roam, a world that can seem in such moments as if it were built only for them."
Sure, this new collection of brief fiction by MacArthur Fellow and writer's writer Dybek is a miscellany, a grab bag. Read full book review >

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WHEN CAPTAIN FLINT WAS STILL A GOOD MAN by Nick Dybek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2012

"No Deadliest Catch, but rather literary fiction as morality play."
In Dybek's debut novel, Cal Bollings makes a choice, and beyond wisdom and morality, he chooses loyalty. Read full book review >

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POACHED by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"This thrill-ride of a mystery is chock-full of hijinks for middle-grade sleuths and budding zoologists alike. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Belly Up (2010), 12-year-old trouble-magnet Teddy is still living at FunJungle, a massive zoo and amusement park, with his primatologist mother and wildlife photographer father. Read full book review >

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MY BRILLIANT IDEA (AND HOW IT CAUSED MY DOWNFALL) by Stuart David
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"Funny but fluffy, this is an engaging diversion, if not a particularly memorable one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Jack schemes to win the help of a classmate who distrusts him in this first offering for teens from Scottish musician and author David. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS ABANDON by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2004

"A skeletal thriller, evidently written on the back of a series of cocktail napkins, that's most notable, like Woods's other recent novels, as a pretext for bringing his stable of stock heroes and villains into different permutations with nary a new idea in sight."
Now that Stone Barrington, on a Florida trip, has helped nail the guy who killed Holly Barker's fiancé (Orchid Blues, 2001), Orchid Beach police chief Holly comes to the Big Apple to involve him in her hunt for a mobbed-up fugitive from her brand of justice. Read full book review >

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PR! by Stuart Ewen
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 1996

"Any overview of such an important and surreptitious subject is welcome, even when it is so prosaically presented, but this is a far cry from a definitive history. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This lengthy history of spin and public relations tends to get stuck in some very narrow grooves. Read full book review >

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Becoming Green by Stuart Fox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2013

"Overexplains the disease but still an insightful, composed story to spark a series."
Fox's scientific-thriller debut, the first in a series, has scientists scrambling to contain and identify a mysterious infection in a small California community before it becomes a full-scale plague. Read full book review >

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RATLINES by Stuart Neville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Another moody winner mixes Nazis into Neville's usual Irish noir."
In a divided country on the brink of the Cold War, the hunt for a Nazi killer is more complicated—and more dangerous—than it seems. Read full book review >