Search Results: "Ward Larsen"


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ASSASSIN'S SILENCE by Ward Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"An engrossing narrative filled with a lively cast of characters."
After faking his own death, a Mossad assassin is at the center of international political intrigue. Read full book review >

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ASSASSIN'S GAME by Ward Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A must-read for anyone looking for the next great assassin saga."
To save his missing wife, a lethal Israeli assassin is pulled back into action Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A lackluster offering, with an abundance of information but little critical distance or depth. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The Larsens (Stephen: The Mythic Imagination, 1990; Robin: a Swedenborg scholar), longtime friends and students of Joseph Campbell (1904-87), team up—with Campbell family permission and full access to his papers—to deliver a hefty but hollow biography of the illustrious expositor of world myths. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Source notes; good bibliography; index. (Biography. YA)"
In a biography of a president who reshaped 20th-century America, Larsen paints a well-rounded portrait from both the personal and the political sides. Read full book review >

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DOROTHY AND AGATHA by Gaylord Larsen
Released: Dec. 30, 1990

After making Raymond Chandler his sleuth (the implausible A Paramount Kill), Larsen now sets Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, and their fellow members of the 1930's Detection Club (E.C. Bentley, A.A. Milne) to discover who killed the gentleman in Dorothy's parlor. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 1992

"Melodramatic, certainly, but the message is still timely."
A striking collection of two novels and three short stories, the entire output of a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, who was the first African-American woman to be awarded a Guggenheim fellowship (in 1930), and whose literary career had ended by 1933. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED WORKS OF T.S. SPIVET by Reif Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Only sales will tell if Larsen's debut was worth the hefty advance paid by the publisher."
A coming-of-age novel that works very hard to charm. Read full book review >

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I AM RADAR by Reif Larsen
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Imaginative, original, nicely surreal—and hyperpigmentarily so."
Strange things happen when Radar Radmanovic is around. Read full book review >

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THE LUCK OF JUDE by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2011

"Purposeful but not preachy. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Violence paradoxically begets friendship in Larsen's simply told chapter-book debut. Read full book review >

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LIAR, LIAR by K.J. Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fans of Jennifer Crusie will appreciate Larsen's debut, full of breezy comebacks and characters that come off the page."
A private eye searches for a suspect while her mother tries to find her a man. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN by K.J. Larsen
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Light fare, focusing on the heroine's family rather than her burgeoning business or romance, that's more interested in developing her relationships than building suspense."
A private eye's latest case leads her back to her own family of Chicago's finest, giving her a chance to solve the crime while eating her Mama's cooking. Read full book review >

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MANCHU PALACES by Jeanne Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An exemplary novelist again makes history a playful parade of personalities, period details, and ordinary people conscripted by the times."
A luminous, self-contained, fluid world in which history, legend, and a religious quest create a portrait of an age—the glittering high noon of the Manchurian empire. Read full book review >