Search Results: "William Murray"


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MAE MURRAY by Michael G. Ankerich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"Will appeal to film buffs and readers interested in the rise and burnout of long-ago Hollywood stars."
An extensively researched look at the life of silent-movie star Mae Murray (1885-1965). Read full book review >

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JIM MURRAY by Jim Murray
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"An engaging potpourri from a perceptive observer."
Selective reminiscences from a Pulitzer-winning sports columnist that, though several bricks shy of an autobiographical load, offer a host of pleasures for fans of big-time athletics and celebrities—and of fine writing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Natalia Murray, who wrote a more guarded account of her relationship with Flanner in Darlinghissima (1985), would probably be disconcerted by this one; to Flanner's many admirers it will be both revealing and gratifying. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A thoughtful portrait of two forceful, talented women, their lives while together and apart, and their enormous impact on the life and career of the author. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An idiosyncratic tour of domestic racing likely to appeal to horseplayers as well as their civilian counterparts."
An amiable, anecdotal memoir of a professional writer's perdurable, albeit oft-unrequited, love affair with thoroughbred horses. Read full book review >

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THE TAO OF BILL MURRAY by Gavin Edwards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fun and revealing look behind the charm and mythos of Bill Murray that will only strengthen his legend."
A personal philosophy based on Bill Murray's well-publicized high jinks, pranks, and exploits. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"Murray has left as his final gift a lovely book of song. (8 pp. b&w photo insert)"
A season in the lives of young singers struggling get noticed in the demanding world of opera, alluringly told by prolific writer and tenor Murray (City of the Soul, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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A FINE ITALIAN HAND by William Murray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"More Cook's tour than mystery, with Shifty dismayingly out of his league, but Murray's eighth (Now You See Her, Now You Don't, 1994, etc.) does save a pair of handsome surprises for the end."
Shifty Lou Anderson, forsaking his beloved Santa Anita Racetrack for the International Brotherhood of Magicians conference in Milan, finds Italy nothing if not decorative. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ITALIAN by William Murray
NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 1991

"But despite the lack of a strong unifying shape and occasional weak spots, Murray's thoughtful, well-written essays offer unusual insight into the daily concerns of late-20th-century Italy."
A look at modern-day Italy by a New Yorker writer who spent part of his childhood in the peninsula and has been returning for extended visits ever since. Read full book review >

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CITY OF THE SOUL by William Murray
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"As a young man, newly returned to Rome and insufficiently hungry to learn its fabulous history, Murray was upbraided by an aunt for his ignorance: 'You cannot live in Rome like a barbarian.' He took her advice to heart and learned his lessons well."
From the deft pen of New Yorker writer Murray (Janet, My Mother, and Me, 2000, etc.), an amiable, unhurried, and character-driven walking tour of Rome. Read full book review >

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WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE KILLER by William Murray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

"Moreover, there's surprisingly loose—and dull—writing from the usually adroit Murray, whose plot this time around runs well out of the money."
Lackluster seventh outing for gambler/magician Shifty Lou Anderson (the excellent The King of the Nightcap, 1989, etc.), now spending a few months watching over the stables while horse trainer Charlie Pickard recovers from bypass surgery and trying to make sense of horse owner Roger Baldwin's insistence on having smarmy jockey Daryl Spencer up on his ponies. Read full book review >

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I'M GETTING KILLED RIGHT HERE by William Murray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 1991

"But for Runyonesque dialogue, picaresque racetrack vignettes, and great verve, Murray gallops in a winner."
The further adventures of magician/horseplayer Shifty Anderson, who, in order to afford the upkeep on the filly Mad Margaret (left to him in The Hard Knocker's Luck, 1985), becomes horseflesh partners with rich, cruel, and possessive builder Michael Cameron and his heart-stoppingly beautiful wife Linda. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM WYLER by Gabriel Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2013

"A welcome addition to the literature of filmmaking."
Comprehensive biography of the pioneering Hollywood director, whose oeuvre included such diverse films as Wuthering Heights (1939), Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Funny Girl (1968). Read full book review >