Don Noble's Book Reviews http://apr.org en The Moon and the Stars; New and Collected Stories http://apr.org/post/moon-and-stars-new-and-collected-stories <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Moon and the Stars; New and Collected Stories</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Author: Marian </span>Carcache</p><p>Introduction by Don Noble</p><p>Publisher: Solomon &amp; George Publishers</p><p>Pages: 82</p><p>Price: $15.00 (Paper)</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Student Assistant 45008 at http://apr.org The Moon and the Stars; New and Collected Stories Local Souls: Novellas http://apr.org/post/local-souls-novellas <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Local Souls: Novellas”</p><p>Author: Allan Gurganus</p><p>Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corp.</p><p>Pages: 344</p><p>Price: $25.95 (Cloth)</p><p>Allan Gurganus, after two big novels, “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” and “Plays Well with Others,” which is set in the early years of the AIDS epidemic in New York, has turned increasingly to the long, long story, the novella. For him, as for Henry James, it is the perfect form, the piece readable in one sitting, perhaps between dinner and bedtime, with no mood-destroying interruptions.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 06:00:00 +0000 45009 at http://apr.org Local Souls: Novellas Justice for All http://apr.org/post/justice-all <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Justice for All”</p><p>Author: Christy Kyser Truitt</p><p>Publisher: Dunham Books</p><p>Pages: 268</p><p>Price: $14.99 (paper)</p><p>“Justice for All” is a legal thriller and a novel of young people overcoming personal and family difficulties and falling in love, but it is, throughout, a thoroughly wholesome Christian novel.</p><p>Truitt has been praised by best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry as “a strong new voice in Christian fiction.”</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Student Assistant 45424 at http://apr.org Justice for All Stanislavski in Ireland: Focus at Fifty http://apr.org/post/stanislavski-ireland-focus-fifty <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Stanislavski in Ireland: Focus at Fifty”</p><p>Editors: Brian McAvera and Steven Dedalus Burch</p><p>Publisher: Carysfort</p><p>Press Pages: 245</p><p>Price: $37.95</p><p>An American girl, Deirdre O’Connell, is the heroine of this unusual history of a Dublin theatre.</p><p>Born and raised in the Bronx, of Irish immigrant parents, O’Connell studied acting at the New York Dramatic Workshop and then with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. There she was introduced to The Method, the Stanislavski System, which became the ruling passion of the rest of her life.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Student Assistant 45423 at http://apr.org Stanislavski in Ireland: Focus at Fifty The Melody of Secrets http://apr.org/post/melody-secrets <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“The Melody of Secrets”</p><p>Author: Jeffrey Stepakoff</p><p>Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin’s Press</p><p>Pages: 261</p><p>Price: $24.99 (Cloth)</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Student Assistant 45419 at http://apr.org The Melody of Secrets Pickett’s Charge: A Novel http://apr.org/post/pickett-s-charge-novel <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Pickett’s Charge: A Novel”</p><p>Author: Charles McNair</p><p>Publisher: Livingston Press</p><p>Pages: 331</p><p>Price: $30.00 (Cloth), $18.95 (Trade Paper)</p><p>In 1994 McNair’s first novel, “Land O’Goshen,” a dystopian novel set in the future, made a nice little stir. McNair’s career was launched.</p><p>Now after a 19-year silence while he worked successfully at public relations in Atlanta, McNair is back with a BIG novel, this time exploring, in an epic that unspools over one hundred years, the ideas of time, history, tradition and revenge.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Student Assistant 45418 at http://apr.org Pickett’s Charge: A Novel Wittgenstein’s Lolita: Short Stories from William Gay http://apr.org/post/wittgenstein-s-lolita-short-stories-william-gay <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Wittgenstein’s Lolita: Short Stories from William Gay”</p><p>Author: William Gay</p><p>Publisher: Wild Dog Press</p><p>Pages: 64</p><p>Price: $10.00 (Paper)</p><p>Bursting onto the Southern literary scene in 1998 at the age of 55 with, first, stories and then the novel “The Long Home,” William Gay published four books, three novels and the story collection “I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down.”</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Student Assistant 45417 at http://apr.org Wittgenstein’s Lolita: Short Stories from William Gay The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindburgh and the Epic Age of Flight http://apr.org/post/aviators-eddie-rickenbacker-jimmy-doolittle-charles-lindburgh-and-epic-age-flight <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindburgh and the Epic Age of Flight”</p><p>Author: Winston Groom</p><p>Publisher: National Geographic Society</p><p>Pages: 464</p><p>Price: $30.00 (Cloth)</p><p>Winston Groom’s historical nonfiction is increasingly a great reading pleasure. Now a master of this form, he researches extensively, assimilates mountains of material and then tells the stories, smoothly, engagingly.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Student Assistant 45416 at http://apr.org The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindburgh and the Epic Age of Flight “Camp Redemption: A Novel” http://apr.org/post/camp-redemption-novel <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Camp Redemption: A Novel”</p><p>Author: Raymond L. Atkins</p><p>Publisher: Mercer University Press</p><p>Pages: 271</p><p>Price: $25.00 (Cloth)</p><p>Raymond Atkins, an English instructor at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, has a nice little career going.</p><p>“The Front Porch Prophet” (2008) won Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:50:03 +0000 Student Assistant 41785 at http://apr.org “Camp Redemption: A Novel” "The Tilted World" http://apr.org/post/tilted-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>“The Tilted World”<br />Authors: Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly<br />Publisher: William Morrow<br />Pages: 320<br />Price: $25.99 (Cloth)</p><p></p><p>In Oxford, Mississippi, Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly both write and teach writing at Ole Miss.</p><p>Tom, a novelist, is best known for “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,” “Hell at the Breech” and other works of fiction containing considerable violence and cruelty.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Don Noble 41348 at http://apr.org "The Tilted World" "She Needed Killing' " by Bill Fitts http://apr.org/post/she-needed-killing-bill-fitts <p></p><p></p><p>She Needed Killing: Book 3 in the Needed Killing Series</p><p>Author: Bill Fitts</p><p>Publisher: Borgo Publishing 2013</p><p>Pages: 363</p><p>Price: $12.95 (Paper</p><p>Retired from the University of Alabama , Bill Fitts has actually done what so many threaten; he has taken up writing murder mysteries.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Don Noble 40134 at http://apr.org "She Needed Killing' " by Bill Fitts Skin in the Game http://apr.org/post/skin-game <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Skin in the Game”</p><p>Author: R.P. Finch</p><p>Publisher: Livingston Press</p><p></p><p> Pages: 327</p><p>Price: $18.95 (Cloth)</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Don Noble 41914 at http://apr.org Skin in the Game Inside the Vault: The Paul W. Bryant Collection” http://apr.org/post/inside-vault-paul-w-bryant-collection <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“Inside the Vault: The Paul W. Bryant Collection”</p><p>Author: Taylor Watson; Foreword by Ken Gaddy</p><p>Publisher: The Paul W. Bryant Museum</p><p>Pages: 122</p><p>Price: $29.95 (Cloth)</p><p>(Available at the Museum and online at http://bryant100.com/)</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Don Noble 41795 at http://apr.org Inside the Vault: The Paul W. Bryant Collection” The Governor’s Lady http://apr.org/post/governor-s-lady <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The Governor’s Lady”</span></p><p>Author: Robert Inman</p><p>Publisher: John F. Blair</p><p>Pages: 331</p><p>Price: $26.95 (Cloth)</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Don Noble 41793 at http://apr.org The Governor’s Lady Moonrise: A Novel http://apr.org/post/moonrise-novel <p>“Moonrise: A Novel”</p><p>Author: Cassandra King</p><p>Publisher: Maiden Lane Press</p><p>Pages: 384&nbsp;</p><p>Price: $26.95 (Cloth)</p><p></p><p>Cassandra King has just published her fifth novel, “Moonrise,” and it is different from anything she has done before.</p><p>This is not only exciting, it is risky.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Don Noble 37982 at http://apr.org Moonrise: A Novel