Search Results: "Trevor Corson"


BOOK REVIEW

TREVOR by James Lecesne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Instead, it is simply a compassionate but slight portrait of a likable young person whose unique, impassioned spirit is dampened by bullying and homophobia. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Trevor, after which LGBT helpline the Trevor Project is named, began its life as a theater piece, was sold as a short film in 1997, and here is adapted to a contemporary setting in novella form. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2004

"Charmingly written, full of fascinating detail: a delight."
A close-up look at the Maine lobster fishery and at the feisty crustaceans on which it's based. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"An especially worthy reprinting."
In these days of $15.95 murder-mysteries and $7.95 paperback-romances, special note should be taken of this welcome bargain-omnibus: virtually all of Trevor's often-matchless stories, nearly 800 pages of them—containing the entire contents of the previously published The Day We Got Drunk on Cake, The Ballroom of Romance, Angels at the Ritz, Lovers of Their Time, and Beyond the Pale. Read full book review >

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FREEZE DRY by Corson Hirschfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Nonstop fun that tosses Damon Runyonesque characters into Three Stooges situations with the slapstick insanity that characterized Too High (2001)."
Body. And soul. Held together by laughter. Read full book review >

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TOO HIGH by Corson Hirschfeld
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Hirschfield (Aloha, Mr. Lucky, 2000) is a very funny writer with a well-developed sadistic streak, unlimited imagination when it comes to sexcapades, and the ability to relate historical events in full-farce regalia."
Back in Honolulu, where he was known around the university as the Sex Doctor for his scholarly dissertations on such matters as Fijian yam dildos, aging archeologist Digger Fitz had little preparation for what awaited him in the town of Golden Leaf, in the hills of east Kentucky: his archaeologist cousin's dead carcass, lips sewn closed with a fishing hook and lead lures plumping out his jowls. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS AND LIGHTNING by Trevor Byrne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Messy, funny, troubled and tragic."
A refugee from Dublin's slums returns home to face the phantoms of his hometown. Read full book review >

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AFTER RAIN by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Dependably brilliant work from one of Chekhov's most accomplished disciples."
A wonderfully affecting new collection of 12 stories by the Anglo-Irish master (Felicia's Journey, 1995, etc.), whose sympathetic portrayals of lonely, betrayed, and self-betraying people are unsurpassed by any of his contemporaries. Read full book review >

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THE NEWS FROM IRELAND by William Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1986

"As always, Trevor, the consummate storyteller, writes with skill and compassion as he scrupulously weighs the press and passions of time and event on restless lives straining after illusions—or held by the potency of an evil never fully understood."
Another Trevor collection of short stories is always good news, and here in these 12 tales (many previously published in The New Yorker), the author again attends to the usually sad, small defeats of victims caught in the consequences of distant searing events, betrayed by their own wrong turns or, worse, simple inadequacy. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF DYNMOUTH by William Trevor
Released: March 1, 1977

"Another illumination from an author only recently recognized here."
In his "unspoilt" English coastal village Trevor has planted the most insidious of bad seeds—an adolescent of a curious, arrested innocence who focuses the ache of the castaway child he was into a terrible revenge. Read full book review >

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GIRLS I KNOW by Douglas Trevor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"As much a love song sung to Boston as a conventional novel, and a welcome debut."
Affecting novel of love, coming-of-age and theistic ontology. Read full book review >

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SIDELINED by Trevor Kew
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Vicky's endeavors to balance her fledgling romance, soccer aspirations and a changing family structure will resonate with readers. (Fiction. 11 - 14)"
In this action-filled sequel to Trading Goals (2010), Vicky Parker enjoys being a key player on her school's soccer team. Read full book review >