Search Results: "T.C. Boyle"


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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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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contents of Boyle's four collections (Without a Hero, 1994, etc.), four more, uncollected, tales, and three previously unpublished.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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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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THE RELIVE BOX AND OTHER STORIES by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Fans and new readers alike will appreciate Boyle's droll humor, eye for detail, and seemingly inexhaustible imagination."
The prolific Boyle provides high entertainment in his latest story collection. Read full book review >

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WILD CHILD by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2010

"With each book Boyle becomes a more adventurous and interesting writer."
The usual darkly comic cautionary tales, but also some bracingly and impressively new works from the prolific author (The Women, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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WITHOUT A HERO by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Irony is not enough. (Author tour)"
Boyle's fourth story collection follows his highly successful novel, The Road to Wellville (1993), which will be released this summer or fall as a movie starring Anthony Hopkins. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2015 by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Confrontational and at times confounding, these are stories to get lost in, then gratefully chart a path homeward."
These stories thrive on discomfort, so much so that each small kindness registers as a minor miracle. Read full book review >

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TALK TALK by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2006

"By the riveting climax, characters and readers alike recognize that the very concept of a fixed, static identity is a delusion."
On the surface, this novel of identity theft delivers page-turning suspense, but it also delves deeper into the essence of identity. Read full book review >

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TOOTH AND CLAW by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2005

"Vintage Boyle, and not to be missed."
Darker tones and an impressive range of subjects dominate this impressive collection of 14 vivid stories, the seventh from one of our most versatile and prolific writers. Read full book review >

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THE INNER CIRCLE by T.C. Boyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2004

"A great subject imperfectly tamed and controlled. Well worth reading, but not Boyle's best."
The career of sex researcher Alfred C. Kinsey, as seen in Boyle's rangy, entertaining tenth novel—which bears a strong resemblance to his 1993 blockbuster, The Road to Wellville. Read full book review >

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THE TORTILLA CURTAIN by T.C. Boyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A morality play too obvious to be swallowed whole: Boyle's first real lemon so far. (First printing of 100,000; First serial to Los Angeles Times Magazine; $100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The inestimably gifted Boyle (The Road to Wellville, 1993, etc.) puts on a preacher's gown and mounts the pulpit to proclaim a hellfire sermon against bigotry and greedin this rather wan updating of The Grapes of Wrath. Read full book review >