Search Results: "Tom Drury"


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THE DRIFTLESS AREA by Tom Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Drury is a master at showing extraordinary things happening to ordinary people—and it's always a fun ride."
A likable loser has his small-town life upended by vicious lowlifes and Twilight Zone weirdness in this sparkling fourth novel from Drury (Hunts in Dreams, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUNTS IN DREAMS by Tom Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2000

"The trick and true pleasure here are in the utterly ordinary context these extraordinary events occur in. Drury never misses a beat—the quiet moments dazzle as much the louder ones."
From the Iowa heartland, Drury (The Black Brook, 1998, etc.) conjures a deceptively simple tale of a family and a weekend, during which the husband steals a gun, the wife runs away, the daughter gains a goat, and also a creepy admirer, the son waits for his mother—and life goes on. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK BROOK by Tom Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1998

"A trip and a treat. (Author tour)"
An irresistibly droll portrayal of an All-American liar, loser, and innocent dominates this edgy, captivating second novel by the author of The End of Vandalism (1994). Read full book review >

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PACIFIC by Tom Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"The always fresh perspective of this one-of-a-kind writer will have you responding like his character, who 'laughed with surprise in her heart.'"
Getting by, getting over, getting laid: Drury's characters keep busy in his fifth novel, another wild ride. Read full book review >

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THE END OF VANDALISM by Tom Drury
Released: March 29, 1994

"All Drury needs is a plot for his work to really take off."
Drury's first novel, set in Grouse County, a network of small towns in the Midwest, is a poker-faced look at American folkways in a world that is precarious and perverse. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Substance trumps style in a book that will appeal to military history buffs and veterans."
Engaging account of an important, sometimes overlooked battle of the Korean War. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THAT IS by Bob Drury
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A well-researched and -written account of an often overlooked figure in the history of the Indian Wars."
Sharply honed life of the only American Indian leader to definitively beat the United States in war, short-lived though the defeat might have been. Read full book review >

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LUCKY 666 by Bob Drury
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Overly sentimental writing may test some readers, but the authors deliver a great war story."
A breathless history of World War II heroism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"The inherent drama of the events compensates for the sometimes lackluster storytelling."
A tale of natural disaster, bad judgment and heroism during World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"A thrilling narrative of bravery, bravado and loss."
An exciting, focused account of the bitter evacuation by helicopter of the last Marines securing the U.S. embassy compound in Saigon on April 30, 1975. Read full book review >

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WHEN I'M BIG by Tim Drury
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"In a clever juxtaposition of reality and fantasy, every illustration shows in a smaller insert the children using common household objects as they 'work' while the larger picture reflects the teeming world of their proposed futures. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Brother and sister Joe and Mo's flights of fancy alleviate the boredom of being trapped inside on a rainy day. Read full book review >