Search Results: "Winston Graham"


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TREMOR by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Deliberate and old-fashioned storytelling—the good, patient, rewarding kind."
A curiously mundane title for an acutely observed novel of manners cum thriller: the prolific Graham (Stephanie, 1993, etc.) showcases a commanding grasp of human foibles and yearnings, as well as an appetite for—literally—earthshaking coincidences. Read full book review >

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STEPHANIE by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Not much real mystery or detection here, but plenty of surprises from old pro Graham (Ross Poldark, etc., etc.)."
Vacationing in India with her married lover Errol Colton, Stephanie Locke accidentally discovers his connection with the drug trade and returns home uncertain about what to do—and, on the evidence, still undecided at the time of her death of a barbiturate overdose shortly thereafter. Read full book review >

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THE TWISTED SWORD by Winston Graham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1991

"With flights and cliff-edge rescues, pretty indoor appointments, and Cornwall vistas, and with all the loose ends finally tied up, this is a must for the series' followers—although a newcomer can also easily plunge in."
In this, the last novel in the popular English Poldark series, the Cornish family—home and abroad—suffer abrupt changes of fortune in the year 1815, when Napoleon returns from Elba to march on Paris. Read full book review >

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GUMP & CO. by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Guess which Oscar-winning actor Gump runs into at Elaine's? (Film rights to Paramount; author tour)"
An infrequently funny sequel to 1986's wildly successful (via movie) Forrest Gump. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETEST SOUND by Sherri Winston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Readers will be rooting for both Cadence as she claims her gift and the community who supports her. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What if, in not keeping a promise to God, you make a deal with the devil? Read full book review >

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ACTING by Sherri Winston
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Full of yo-yoing emotions many teens will recognize, this is a forthright examination of sex that makes plain how hard it is to keep the hormones from raging. (Fiction. YA)"
Eve Belinda grew up acting in all the plays written by her twin Al, the star student of the family. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Winston (Death by Killer Mop Doll, 2012, etc.) provides a long-suffering heroine, amusing characters, a pretty good mystery and a series of crafting projects featuring cloth yo-yos."
A crafts editor's endless streak of bad luck entangles her in yet another murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A fine narrative that will be of much interest to students of military history."
A somber portrait of early modern war in one of its most hellish manifestations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2012

"Essential reading for Civil War buffs and a great overview of a key battle for neophytes."
Stirring Civil War history from the author of Forest Gump. Read full book review >

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EL PASO by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"It's not Lonesome Dove, but Groom's Searcher's-like rescue pursuit and his allusive homage to Treasure of the Sierra Madre make for an entertaining Western story."
Prolific nonfiction author Groom returns to fiction with a Western saga far different from the novel (Forrest Gump, 1986, etc.) that later blossomed into a classic Oscar-winning film. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2006

"Skillfully done, if not strictly necessary, matching the Monday morning quarterbacking of the practiced military historian with good novelistic technique."
War is hell—and it doesn't get easier when gators and giant skeeters are involved, to say nothing of the shredding cannon and musket fire that punctuates Forrest Gump author Groom's latest. Read full book review >