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Michael Malone (1) (1942–2022)

Autor(a) de Handling Sin

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Obras por Michael Malone

Handling Sin (1986) 647 exemplares
The Four Corners of the Sky (2009) 408 exemplares
Uncivil Seasons (1983) 327 exemplares
First Lady (2001) 257 exemplares
Time's Witness (1989) 246 exemplares
Dingley Falls (1980) 221 exemplares
Foolscap: Or, The Stages of Love (1991) 216 exemplares
The Last Noel (2002) 213 exemplares
The Killing Club (2005) 172 exemplares
Painting the roses red (1975) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 456 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Murder for Love (1996) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
A Confederacy of Crime: New Stories of Southern-Style Mystery (2001) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Murderers' Row (2001) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Tar Heel Dead: Tales of Mystery and Mayhem from North Carolina (2005) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 [Audio Book, abridged] (2002) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Malone, Michael Christopher
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Local de falecimento
Clinton, Connecticut, USA
Causa da morte
pancreatic cancer
Locais de residência
Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Bx & Mx)
Harvard University (doctoral studies in English)
television writer
university teacher
Quilligan, Maureen (widow)

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Michael Malone

Michael Malone, the novelist, TV writer and Edgar and Emmy winner, died on Friday, August 19, of pancreatic cancer. He was 79 or 80--his date of birth was unclear.

Many of his novels and short stories were set in South, particularly in North Carolina, where he was born and grew up. "Red Clay" won the 1997 Edgar for best short story. Malone was working on the fourth book in his Justin & Cuddy series when he died.

Besides being involved in theater and teaching at several universities, Malone wrote for several soap operas, most notably as head writer for One Life to Live from 1991 to 1996. (He won a Writers Guild award and an Emmy in 1994, and was nominated for Emmys in other years.) One of his novels, The Killing Club, was "written" by a character on the show, then published under her and Malone's name.

Most of his books were published by Sourcebooks Landmark. Sourcebooks publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah said in part, "He is the New York Times bestselling novelist of First Lady and Four Corners of the Sky, among many other beautiful books. He was an extraordinary Southern novelist, award winning mystery writer and celebrated television writer. Personally, of course, he was the first established novelist to believe in Sourcebooks and to allow us to publish him, changing our future forever. He was a warm, kind and generous (and very funny) human being, and well loved in our community. There's so much that one could write about his very big life. We will all miss him."

As his obituary noted, "At the end of First Lady, Malone wrote about the difference between rock stars and saints: stars 'draw all the light to them, but throw it off too, like real stars.... It's different with saints. If stars are the light, then saints are the people the light shines through, and illuminates what they love so that we all can see its beauty.' Although many people thought he was a saint when he helped them to see their own dreams, Malone didn't think so. Instead he hoped to become an angel, as in the plot of some of his favorite movies. He is doubtless an angel now, and like his namesake, one with a truly magnificent wingspan."



I read this book years ago but I remember loving it. It's a bit of a slow start but as the mystery unravels it definitely wrapped me in.
Enid007 | 2 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Novels set at Christmas are often sweet, the equivalent of Hallmark movies. This isn't always a bad thing (a much loved member of my own family adores these movies) but sometimes you crave a little more substance in your stories. Michael Malone's The Last Noel has that substance mixed with some lovely heartwarming moments and some tear jerking moments as well.

Noni Tilden, the wealthy, white daughter of a banking family in a small Southern town was born on Christmas Eve. Kaye King, the poor, black grandson of the Tilden's long-time maid, Aunt Ma, was born early the next morning on Christmas Day. In 1963, the Christmas when Noni and Kaye are seven, Kaye climbs through her window in the middle of the night and urges her to come outside to play in the snow with him on the sled that's waiting for her under the Christmas tree. And so begins a life-long relationship which sees Noni and Kaye's lives intertwine in ways both expected and unexpected.

The story of Noni and Kaye spans forty years, twelve Christmases, and an immeasurable distance of the heart. Despite their clear differences, their initial bonding over the snow and the sled binds them together no matter all of the changes in their lives and in the world as a whole. Once close, their lives will diverge as Noni marries and sacrifices her earlier dreams and as Kaye joins the Black Power Movement before going on to become a respected doctor. The story is both epic, touching national, historical, and political events of note, and personal, showing the effect of those events on individual people and families, in its scope. Checking in on the dramas, joys, and tragedies of family life on occasional Christmases over the years, the story of Noni and Kaye's interconnectedness and their deep abiding love for each other, by turns innocent, troubled, remote, supportive, heartbreaking, and heart warming all, is a fitting tale for the holidays. The South of the story is a mild evocation, a fairly genteel South, and its ills are acknowledged and confronted but mostly easily addressed. But the framework of reality is there nonetheless. Not your usual holiday read, this is a good one for readers interested in a seasonally appropriate story that isn't sentimental and over the top twee. Well written and epic in scope, this is Noni and Kaye's story but also a tale of the US writ small.
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whitreidtan | 10 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2022 |
The very touching story between a boy and a girl that span's about 35 years. They meet when the grandson of the maid of the girl's family climbs up to the bedroom window of the girl and gets the girl to come outside to play because it is snowing outside.
dara85 | 10 outras críticas | Dec 26, 2021 |
A crazy journey with crazy characters disrupts our orderly protagonist's lot. A favorite.
Je9 | 14 outras críticas | Aug 10, 2021 |



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