Search Results: "Ward Just"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EASTERN SHORE by Ward Just
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Just's narrative stays largely above the rough-and-tumble of newspaper practices, which leads to a curious detachment from their toughness and grit."
At the center of this even-tempered novel is a newspaperman far more wedded to his professional than to his personal life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN ROMANTIC by Ward Just
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another brilliant novel from Just: wise, introspective and full of humanity."
The latest from Just (Rodin's Debutante, 2010, etc.) considers the toll that a life lived upon the great stage of international politics can take on a man of substance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOWELL LIMPETT by Ward Just
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"A worthy addition to a probably underrated oeuvre that looks better and better as the years pass."
An unusual miscellany from the former ace journalist and author of such sophisticated politically based fiction as National Book Award finalist Echo House (1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RODIN'S DEBUTANTE by Ward Just
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"An understated and delicate offering by a master."
A novel that plays out against a backdrop of Chicago and its environs, a setting that shapes the characters in unexpected ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DANGEROUS FRIEND by Ward Just
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 1999

"Just's flawed, redundant variation on it is, on balance, disappointing."
The former journalist, following last year's Echo House, returns to Vietnam, the subject of such earlier Just fiction as A Soldier of the Revolution (1970 ) and Stringer (1974). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ECHO HOUSE by Ward Just
Released: May 1, 1997

"One of Just's best books. (Author tour)"
The 12th novel by the former journalist and Washington insider whose savvy analyses of power politics and related human imbroglios include Stringer (1974) and The American Ambassador (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMBITION AND LOVE by Ward Just
Released: June 1, 1994

"Her unceasing creative struggle, that of any artist, is integrated with her personal odyssey in a tightly focused story teeming with credible surprises from a writer at the height of his powers. (First serial to Esquire)"
Just's (The Translator, 1991, etc.) tenth novel is one of his best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORGETFULNESS by Ward Just
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"A novella enlarged beyond its natural length, but still vintage Just."
The wife of an American expatriate is killed under mysterious circumstances. Is revenge in order? That's the question posed by Just (An Unfinished Season, 2005, etc.) in his thought-provoking novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEATHER IN BERLIN by Ward Just
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2002

"A symphony of reverie, vivid symbolic statement, and unsparing sociohistorical and self-analysis. Just has never done anything better."
A film director's late-life odyssey toward self-understanding is viewed from an impressive variety of perspectives in this 13th novel from the former Washington journalist (Lowell Limpett, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRANSLATOR by Ward Just
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"Fortunately, his spacious work charms and enriches more than it puzzles and confounds."
Two expatriates (he's German, she's American) make a life together in contemporary Paris; characteristically, Just makes us pay attention to the political/cultural context of his domestic story and then, almost as an afterthought, spices it with East/West melodrama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXILES IN THE GARDEN by Ward Just
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"The least substantive of Just's recent novels."
Old men's memories of making history overshadow their children's less dramatic lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN UNFINISHED SEASON by Ward Just
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2004

"One of Just's best works: stuffed with surprises, sparkling with insights."
Fourteenth outing for Just (The Weather in Berlin, 2002, etc.), who, supple as ever, takes coming-of-age material and puts his distinctive stamp on it. Read full book review >