Search Results: "Tracy Daugherty"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A true story of a businessman's struggle in the digital information age."
Small-business owner Daugherty, in his debut,recounts how he uncovered shady practices going on behind closed government doors. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS by Abraham Lincoln
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A vividly visual interpretation of a still-momentous speech. (reproduction of handwritten speech) (Picture book. 7 & up)"
Only a few presidential quotes or speeches have outlasted the test of time, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is probably the most famous and most significant. Read full book review >