Search Results: "Terry Southern"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

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TEXAS SUMMER by Terry Southern
Released: Jan. 10, 1992

"But this coming-of-age valentine to the 50's Texas landscape has an understated, flat-spoken charm of its own."
A lazy valedictory to Harold Stevens's 13th summer in backwoods Texas, by the author of Candy and The Magic Christian. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2001

"When you're done, even if you feel you've read all you need about sweet drugs and pert body parts, it's hard not to like Southern. He was big-hearted and irrepressible, an optimist of excess when it seemed such things were possible."
A darling of the postwar literary counterculture is honored in a tidy collection that makes coherent sense of what might have been a group of funny if disparate works. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8 pages b&w photos, unseen)."
A flimsy biography of the phenomenonally successful black author. Read full book review >

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YOURS IN HASTE AND ADORATION by Terry Southern
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A must for fans of Southern, that great satirist, and a revealing look into the litbiz of old."
A collection of letters from one of the 20th century's most satirically witty writers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, beloved by his troops: Allen has a fine chronicler here—fans of Band of Brothers ought to snap this up."
A ripsnortin' life of an unorthodox—and barely tolerated—American general. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN ODYSSEY by Sherwood Anderson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"A notable, if uneven, addition to the Anderson legacy."
Anderson's writing on the South (where he lived late in his life), much of it obscure or previously unpublished, illuminates the writer more than the region. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN CROSS by Stephen Greenleaf
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 1993

"Greenleaf has a knack for making familiar scenes memorable— thanks to his keen sense of place and character (his people unfold as gracefully as poison flowers)—and sharpening them by the all-too- believable whiff of large-scale menace so typical of this fine series."
Fresh from wrestling with bogus AIDS therapies in Blood Type (1991), John Marshall Tanner takes on a generation of race hatred when he flies to Charleston to help lawyer Seth Hartman, an old college roommate who's been getting death threats from a white supremacist cabal called the Alliance for Southern Pride. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Less edgy than last year's strong debut for Deborah, but, like it, awash with southern kinfolk, pesky neighbors, North Carolina down-home-isms, and a sturdy if slowly paced plot."
Colleton County district lawyer Deborah Knott (Bootlegger's Daughter, 1992), elevated to district judge when Perry Byrd keels over and dies, returns to the house she's helping the WomenAid project build—and discovers her niece Annie Sue, half-concussed and with her panties pulled down, plus the hammered-to-death body of sexy building-inspector Carver Bannerman. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN PERIL by T. Lynn Ocean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2009

"The predictable plot doesn't make Jersey's third adventure any less playful, and the minor characters make it worthwhile."
Pity the poor detective who can't stay retired. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN STORM by Noah Andre Trudeau
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Civil War enthusiasts will appreciate Trudeau's careful attention to detail, while general readers may wish for a more vivid, cut-to-the-chase version of events."
A balanced account of the famous—or infamous, depending on your sympathies—campaign that effectively ended the Civil War in the Deep South. Read full book review >