Douglas Perry’s work is a vivid mix of biography and history that relates Maurine Watkins’ life and development as a writer, and recreates Prohibition-era Chicago in all of its seedy glamour.
23 Aug 2010
There are very few people who have the ability to throw a baseball at 100 miles per hour or more. Those who do have a shot at baseball glory.
20 Apr 2010
Clearly, a lot of time and effort went into the the very clever design and setup of the novel. But, as the saying goes, "content is king".
31 Jul 2008
A popular assumption is that once a torturer confesses, that will be enough to satisfy or even to forgive. What Payne finds in this fact-rich, academically-centered, book is far more complex, illuminating, and troubling.
25 Mar 2008
This fascinating and at times harrowing memoir is written with such honesty and clarity that I was completely captivated by Godwin’s tale.
19 Sep 2007
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