Search Results: "Tracy Daugherty"


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JUST ONE CATCH by Tracy Daugherty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Essential reading about a writer whose major novels continue to command attention."
How do you top Catch-22? Daugherty (English and Creative Writing/Oregon State Univ.; One Day the Wind Changed: Stories, 2010, etc.) attempts to answer that question and more in this first full-length biography of Joseph Heller (1923-1999). Read full book review >

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THE BOY ORATOR by Tracy Daugherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1999

"Hokey and pious, written with all the depth of a catechism and all the color of a tract."
Novelist Daugherty (What Falls Away, 1996) takes us back to turn-of-the-century Oklahoma for a historical morality play about power and the creation of new societies. Read full book review >

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HIDING MAN by Tracy Daugherty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Uses a spatula to apply icing rather than a blade to slice and reveal."
The author of Snow White and numerous other postmodern classics gets a generous biography from a former student. Read full book review >

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WHAT FALLS AWAY by Tracy Daugherty
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A more perceptive and honest look at the world of nuclear arms and their protectors would be welcome."
A struggling arts-commissioner and his performance-artist wife pit themselves against a weapons-testing Army base—in this bleak and largely unsatisfying second novel by the author of Desire Provoked (1986). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A dogged biographer elicits from Didion's life much more than tidy observations of 'morality and culture.'"
An eloquent work on the life of Joan Didion (b. 1934), fashioning her story as no less than the rupture of the American narrative. Read full book review >

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IT TAKES A WORRIED MAN by Tracy Daugherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2002

"Sometimes heavy-handed, always heavy-hearted."
Novelist Daugherty (The Boy Orator, 1999, etc.) returns with a collection of eight stories about mostly unhappy denizens of "Mama Houston." Read full book review >

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SPENCER TRACY by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A monumental, definitive biography of one the finest film actors in the history of the medium."
Spencer Tracy (1900-1967), warts and all. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"By the end, Cam has still not come around—but readers may be too annoyed by Tracy's rude, aggressive character to care. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Wilson pushes so much pain between the lines of this portrait of a foster child with the personality of a steamroller that it comes off less a lightweight tribute to human resilience than a pathos-ridden tale of children acting out as they nurse profound inner wounds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

"The many indifferent, sophomoric essays here will give Tracy fans information about his early work; the best ones will give them reasons to see it."
The obscure, often deservedly so, early films in which Spencer Tracy forged his screen persona are dusted off in this uneven collection of essays from the New England Vintage Film Society. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE DOLL by Sharleen Daugherty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2014

"An engaging, heartfelt story of culture shock, betrayal and acceptance in a Native American community."
A Wall Street–savvy consultant turns Navajo rug trader, finding a path to happiness in the process. Read full book review >

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AN UNCOMPLICATED LIFE by Paul Daugherty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"An expressive, nostalgic series of memories of living life with a special needs child."
A memoir of life with a Down syndrome child. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SCHOOL by C.J. Daugherty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2013

"Hints of tantalizing plot twists to come will have readers panting for the next installment. (Romantic thriller. 14 & up)"
A smart, engaging heroine and gripping, suspenseful plot trump this series opener's all-too-predictable romance. Read full book review >