Search Results: "Thomas Wolfe"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 7, 2007

"Lush and fascinating: an essential reference for Wolfe fans and scholars."
Impressive array of primary documents, photographs, commentary and miscellany relating to the novelist's short life and controversial career. 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 HOUSE OF WOLFE by James Carlos Blake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2015

"Slightly less violent and slower paced than Blake's last look at the Wolfe family (The Rules of Wolfe, 2013), this installment is an absorbing look at dire poverty, depravity and the all-too-successful business of kidnapping for profit."
Even for criminals, there's no such thing as a perfect plan. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD CHILD'S RIVER by Thomas Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1991

"An often stunningly disciplined first draft—by a genius."
Fragmented, newly uncovered novel by Wolfe, found in his ledgers and written at the summit of his descriptive powers. Read full book review >

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THE PARTY AT JACK'S by Thomas Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1995

"A Thomas Wolfe Companion."
Thomas Wolfe's determined stab at a richly finished short novel on the order of Heart of Darkness and The Great Gatsby attempts a passionately deeper cut at American life than Fitzgerald's. Read full book review >

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THE LOST BOY by Thomas Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 1992

"Here, it appears with cuts restored."
A year before his own premature death in 1938, Wolfe wrote this slender and evocative novella about the long-ago and sudden death by typhoid of his older brother Grover, an event that took place in 1904, when Grover was 12 and Wolfe only four. Read full book review >

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FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE by Markus Zusak
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Engrossing. (Fiction. YA)"
From Australia, Zusak debuts with an intense tale about boxing, brotherly solidarity, and searching for self-respect. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An ideal introduction to Wolfe's short fiction."
A major retrospective from this writer's writer, comprising 31 tales, 1970-1999, ranging from a few pages to novella length, selected by the author (with one exception, included at his agents' behest) and arranged chronologically. Read full book review >

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THE NERO WOLFE COOKBOOK by Rex Stout
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1973

"They all entail gourmandise and expertise carried to the nth calorie."
For many years Nero Wolfe, that stylish stout creation, has been royally served comestibles which demand a certain degree of dedication as well as artistry, from sweetbreads in Bechamel sauce to marrow dumplings to many variant versions of shad roe and duck and kidneys. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF WOLFE by James Carlos Blake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013

"Blake's customary zest for life and death makes his latest modern historical thriller violent, sexy and exciting."
A young man looking for adventure finds more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >