Search Results: "Tom Boswell"


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THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1994 by Tom Boswell
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 1994

"Period."
An anthology containing some of the most amusing, insightful, and moving sports writing from the past year. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY RIDE by Robert Boswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1993

"And because Stephen and Angela are somewhat dull, this becomes one of those novels that's liveliest at its edges, where the minor characters act up a storm."
After moving south of the border for his second novel (The Geography of Desire, 1989), Boswell heads back home to take a leisurely look at a divided American family (the same territory as in Crooked Hearts, 1987). Read full book review >

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AMERICAN OWNED LOVE by Robert Boswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1997

"Splendid work, from a novelist who keeps getting better and better."
An ambitious, absorbing saga of family and community relations, set in present-day New Mexico, from the author of the well-received Mystery Ride (1993), etc.. Read full book review >

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CRACKING THE SHOW by Thomas Boswell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Boswell loves and writes about the real game—not the mythology."
Boswell, syndicated sports columnist for the Washington Post, does not, thankfully, peddle maudlin nostalgia for Willie, Mickey, and the Duke or ponder the exploits of the stork-legged Babe. Read full book review >

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TUMBLEDOWN by Robert Boswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"An impressive work."
A book that reminds readers that the wages of sin are myriad and include the opportunity to find oneself. Read full book review >

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ALTERNATIVE ATLANTA by Marshall Boswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A charming, competent, and harmless addition to lad lit."
A quick, amusing debut novel about the traumas of turning 30; dealing with a meddling parent; and navigating a social world comprised entirely of perma-exes and their new loves. Read full book review >

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CENTURY’S SON by Robert Boswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2002

"The texture of this replete portrayal of Middle America and its discontents suggests an inspired collaboration between Anne Tyler and John Cheever. Only a handful of Boswell's contemporaries have written anything better than Century's Son."
The burdens of grief and secrecy borne by the people of a small Midwestern city are analyzed with keen compassion, humor, and insight in this luminous fifth novel from the author of Mystery Ride (1993) and American Owned Love (1997). Read full book review >

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LIVING TO BE A HUNDRED by Robert Boswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 1994

"But a writer to watch."
From the author of Mystery Ride, a collection of short stories that too often read like a few good characters in search of a major insight. Read full book review >

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SAME-SEX UNIONS IN PREMODERN EUROPE by John Boswell
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Well worth the attention of anyone with a serious interest in the social and spiritual history of love and marriage."
Boswell (History/Yale; Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, not reviewed) convincingly establishes that, from ancient times to the 18th century, throughout Christian Europe, same-sex union rituals honored a form of ``gay marriage.'' Working from church manuscripts, mainly in ancient Greek, that describe the ceremonies, Boswell carefully traces the historical context in which these practices occurred, exploring premodern beliefs about love and marriage, both gay and heterosexual. Read full book review >

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THE HEYDAY OF THE INSENSITIVE BASTARDS by Robert Boswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Heartbreakers from a writer who knows how to do it right."
Gifted novelist and essayist Boswell (The Half-Known World, 2007, etc.) lets it all hang out in 13 unpredictable short stories. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF MIRRORS by Debbie Boswell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"Wordy at times, but thrills, chills and substantial characters keep this thriller aloft."
Boswell's (Miriam's Journey, 2006) latest novel explores the lives of a prominent family desperate to protect its secrets—at any cost. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE WITH GIRLS by Marshall Boswell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2002

"A most exasperating lug, this Parker. The naïf has his innocent charms, but his endless stumbles, losses, and misdirections do wear thin."
A young man tries to separate the bruises from the clues in his coming-of-ager—sort of—in an understated, fitfully endearing debut. Read full book review >