Search Results: "T.C. Barnes"


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AND STILL, SHE WEPT by T.C. Barnes
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"A disturbing portrait of a killer, and the scrupulous work and determination required to find him."
A small-town sheriff and a detective try to stop an elusive killer targeting young girls in Barnes' debut. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A PRINCESS by T.C. Barnes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2014

"A substantial thriller and a profound story of a woman recovering from abuse: two threads that complement each other astonishingly well."
In Barnes' (And Still, She Wept, 2014, etc.) thriller, an FBI agent who has survived a harrowing experience with a serial killer finds another case in her hometown, where pageant contestants are being abducted. Read full book review >

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T.C. BOYLE
by J.W. Bonner

The characters in T.C. Boyle’s latest story collection, The Relive Box and Other Stories, suffer from afflictions: not only the natural disasters of hurricanes, ant infestations, and the like, but also from all-too-human thefts, graduation mishaps, failed relationships, and Super Bug illness. “We live at a time when resources are dwindling, when crises are looming,” Boyle says. “Other ...


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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Boyle is of course too young for a summing-up, but this seems as good a time as any for a mid-career display of the antic wares of our most versatile and prolific radical comedian."
A fine, fat gathering of 68 stories, including the contents of Boyle's four collections (Without a Hero, 1994, etc.), four more, uncollected, tales, and three previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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THE WOMEN by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"And Boyle's warmhearted, coldly calculating, ineffably seductive and unknowable Frank Lloyd Wright may be the most beguiling of them all."
When the artist formerly known as T. Coraghessan Boyle burst onto the national literary scene some 30 years ago, readers knew immediately that an immensely smart, versatile and entertaining new writer was staking his claim to some of the territory held by such reader-friendly wizards of narrative and rhetoric as Kurt Vonnegut and Donald Barthelme. Read full book review >

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"Smart, witty text matched by fine design and illustrations make this kids' book a tasty, offbeat treat."
An entertaining, original take on counting from children's book author and illustrator Bartlett (Tuba Lessons, 2009). Read full book review >

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T.C. BOYLE STORIES II by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"A fine and welcome summation—till the next volume—by one of the best storytellers at work today."
Picking up where he left off with his first volume of collected stories in 1998, Boyle (San Miguel, 2012, etc.) serves up an overstuffed gathering of goofy premises and serious turns. Read full book review >

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IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY by T.C. Boyle
Released: March 24, 1989

From the winner of the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award (for World's End) comes this third collection of stories, most of which are as slick as the magazines in which they first appeared (Playboy, Harper's, GQ, etc.). Read full book review >

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THREE STAGES OF LOVE: LUST by T.C. Anthony
Released: Nov. 28, 2012

"Fans of E.L. James will likely find this novel worth a look."
In Anthony's debut, a dashing, dominant businessman sweeps a lonely girl off her feet, and they quickly fall into a submissive/dominant relationship. Read full book review >

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Shots Fired in the Melting Pot by T.C. Clover
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"An intriguing tale involving reality show alliances that lacks a strong plot."
Clover imagines the combative contestants of a future reality show in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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The Ragged Edge by T.C. Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2009

"A tale about a man's mystical quest that should appeal to readers who believe in the power of prayer."
A debut novel explores a protracted spiritual odyssey that takes place during the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Ignoring the fact that the peoples with which she is dealing are involved in complex cultural and religious systems from which isolated elements cannot be plucked, McLuhan finds a kind of false unity while sometimes steamrolling the beautiful, rich diversity."
This examination of how different cultures and religions view nature tends to flatten differences among various traditions into a kind of spiritual pancake. Read full book review >