Search Results: "T.C. McCarthy"


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EXOGENE by T.C. McCarthy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2012

"This exciting and thoughtful story marks McCarthy as one of sci-fi's most promising new talents, and bodes well for the series' forthcoming third installment."
The second novel in McCarthy's Subterrene War series (Germline, 2011, etc.) is a standalone tale that encompasses theology and existentialism in its story of a genetically engineered warrior discovering her own path. 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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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contents of Boyle's four collections (Without a Hero, 1994, etc.), four more, uncollected, tales, and three previously unpublished.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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"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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 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 >