Search Results: "Thomas McGuane"


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GALLATIN CANYON by Thomas McGuane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2006

"Wherever these stories take the reader, the tone is quintessential McGuane."
A writer renowned for his evocation of the wide-open spaces of the American West (his native Montana in particular) here explores a rewarding range of both geographical and thematic terrain within his second collection (after Nothing But Blue Skies, 1992). Read full book review >

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DRIVING ON THE RIM by Thomas McGuane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2010

"Major author, minor work."
In the latest from McGuane (Gallatin Canyon, 2007, etc.), the narrative voice is often very funny, but its skewed perspective comes at the expense of plot momentum and character development. Read full book review >

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CROW FAIR by Thomas McGuane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"A slyly cutting batch of tales from a contemporary master."
Seventeen stories, straightforward but well-crafted, that cement McGuane's reputation as the finest short story writer of Big Sky country—and, at his best, beyond. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1992 by Thomas McGuane
Released: Nov. 12, 1992

"A level, literate playing field for the armchair athlete- -though a few more pieces by women (more than three, anyway) would be welcome next time around."
While not quite all-star material, this second annual collection of sports essays, drawn from sources ranging from Sports Illustrated to Esquire to Tropic, scores plenty of points— beginning with the perceptive introduction by guest editor McGuane, who chose the finalists from series editor Glenn Stout's nominations. Read full book review >

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NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES by Thomas McGuane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1992

"Funny, sad, deliciously written (albeit with dumb plot curlicues): McGuane's most amiable novel, perhaps his best."
Ex-hippie and ex-druggie Montana businessman and cattle- rancher Frank Copenhaver is winding down: ``the man who had always been just ahead of events was now slightly behind them.'' He's going broke, he's lost his wife, and his daughter is keeping company with a Montana-Firster fascist-type who is Frank's own age or thereabouts. Read full book review >

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THE CADENCE OF GRASS by Thomas McGuane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2002

"Exhilarating: like a good run in bad weather."
Novelist and essay-writer McGuane (Nothing But Blue Skies, 1992; The Longest Silence, 1999; etc.) assembles a large cast for a small but satisfying story about crazies, their keepers, and their victims in his beloved and beguiling Montana. Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST SILENCE by Thomas McGuane
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1999

"It's a daring head, too, audacious and unrepentant and wild for the type of experience you could write about."
An outlaw spirit moves through these fish stories. Read full book review >

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SOME HORSES by Thomas McGuane
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"This book is a payback, an inclusive horse-hug, a humble confession of love, a thing—like its subject—of spare beauty."
It is a small world, the one made up of cutting horses and their lovers, but novelist McGuane (Nothing But Blue Skies, 1992, etc.) invests it with such urgent purpose and unimagined beauty, even the most horse-shy will feel the pull of its attraction. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Some mild friction between two bright men sparks striking observations about music."
Edited transcripts of nine intense interviews with the celebrated British composer. Read full book review >

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DYLAN THOMAS by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2004

"Scrupulously researched but overly detailed."
The British biographer of Ian Fleming and Rudyard Kipling memorializes the chaotic and abbreviated existence of the 20th century's most Romantic poet. Read full book review >

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DOUBTING THOMAS by Atle Naess
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

This 1997 novel by a prominent Norwegian author assembles the testimony of nine "witnesses" to explain a scandalous incident in the year 1606: it seems the celebrated (and impulsive) painter killed a man in a duel, then fled from Rome into a prolonged exile. Read full book review >