Search Results: "Tony Earley"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. TALL by Tony Earley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"The rest of the book is punctuated by sharp insights and wry observations on the human condition, featuring strong, idiosyncratic characters having small epiphanies in their small towns."
Over several decades, in small towns scattered throughout North Carolina and Tennessee, young and old couples attempt to connect in Earley's (The Blue Star, 2008, etc.) quirky and penetrating story collection. Read full book review >

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HERE WE ARE IN PARADISE by Tony Earley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1994

"Earley's debut nevertheless reflects some genuine insight into ordinary people."
Six of the eight stories in this debut collection have appeared previously in magazines ranging from Harper's to Mississippi Review, and one (``Charlotte'') has been reprinted in two ``best of'' anthologies. Read full book review >

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JIM THE BOY by Tony Earley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2000

An understated first novel depicting one rather ordinary year in the life of a tenyear-old boy growing up in small-town North Carolina during the Depression. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE STAR by Tony Earley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2008

"A sweet-tempered, mostly successful sequel for those who like their fiction sepia-toned."
In this sequel to the acclaimed Jim the Boy (2000), Jim Glass—grown up from ten to 17 but still dewy-eyed—falls hard for a classmate and, after Pearl Harbor, enlists in the army. Read full book review >

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SOMEHOW FORM A FAMILY by Tony Earley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 2001

"Poetic, inspiring proof that you can go home again."
Ten homespun personal essays—most published elsewhere—from the author of last year's acclaimed novel Jim the Boy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Definitely not for the faint of heart, this as a macabre, stomach-turning glimpse at true crime's most evil villains."
A highly disturbing, in-depth look at notorious serial killers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"Earley reminds us that Tretyakov is no objective observer—he leans over backward to say nasty things about Russia while flattering America and himself. Keeping this in mind, readers will encounter plenty of juicy details about Russian intelligence, which still considers America the enemy."
More outrageous espionage scandal, but this time the CIA and FBI look good. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Death and capital punishment, southern style, and with all the trappings."
Sex, prejudice, murder, and lies are the familiar hinges to this gripping investigation into the deaths of two Alabama teenagers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"Richly detailed, impeccably researched, and at times controversial: this merits a place alongside Bartram in the library devoted to the South."
A learned stroll through the shady groves of the South, past and present, where the longleaf pine once flourished and may yet rise again. Read full book review >

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THE BIG SECRET by Pete Earley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Earley effectively tweaks the novel genre, beginning as a conventional chase thriller that grows deeper and more relevant as the story progresses."
In a first novel from acclaimed true-crime writer Earley (Super Casino, 2000, etc.), the disappearance of a Washington journalist prompts a search by her ex that stirs powerful men with damaging secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1992

"Fascinating white-knuckle tour of hell, brilliantly reported."
Searing, compelling eyewitness account of the men—inmates and guards—of Leavenworth Prison. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2006

"An urgent plea for change that gains force by putting a human face on a sociological problem."
Seasoned investigative journalist Earley (Super Casino, 2000, etc.) splices together the story of his son's alarming brush with the law and a report on our society's criminalization of the mentally ill. Read full book review >