Search Results: "A.J. Bassler"


BOOK REVIEW

GIRL, 7 by A.J. Bassler
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"An overlong but effective indictment of the evils of violence against children."
After surviving horrific violence at a young age, a woman dedicates her life to preventing child abuse in Bassler's debut novel. Read full book review >

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A.J. AYER by Ben Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A delightful discourse on an extraordinarily full life: Rogers succeeds in capturing the spirit of a philosophical maverick who many loved to hate."
A sympathetic treatment of one of the 20th century's best-known British philosophers. Read full book review >

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'74 AND SUNNY by A.J. Benza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"A warm and honest memoir."
A sometimes-abrasive radio and TV personality's unexpectedly touching memoir about "the best summer of [his] life." Read full book review >

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STEALING FROM THE DEAD by A.J. Zerries
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Zerries (The Lost Van Gogh, 2006) keeps both great matters and small moving along smartly courtesy of what may be New York's toughest female cop."
An NYPD detective incongruously juggles a gang of murderous swindlers whose ill-gotten gains are financing international terrorism and a more traditional kind of gang that operates considerably closer to the streets of New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A biblical travelogue—and far funnier than your standard King James."
Esquire editor-at-large Jacobs, who read the entire 2002 Encyclopedia Britannica for The Know-It-All (2004), embarks on his second lofty exploit: a year of living the Bible "as literally as possible." Read full book review >

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OUR VIETNAM by A.J. Langguth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"A grimly powerful procession of folly and tragedy."
An epic account of America's involvement in Vietnam by a historian who covered much of the war for the New York Times. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 2012

"A flat, matter-of-fact glimpse into one woman's joining and leaving a religious order."
Former Ursuline Sister Mary Christine explains why "irreconcilable differences" finally led to her secular life. Read full book review >

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EVEN MONSTERS... by A.J. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A humorous, somewhat unoriginal offering—for kids who prefer monsters to dinosaurs. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Who says monsters can only be frightful? Read full book review >

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ZAC AND MIA by A.J. Betts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Above average in this burgeoning subgenre; it's the healing powers of friendship, love and family that make this funny-yet-philosophical tale of brutal teen illness stand out. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Desperate to reconnect with the outside world, teen bone marrow recipient Zac's very precise mind is distracted by the arrival of new cancer patient Mia in the 4-by-5-meter room next to his. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"Unobtrusive reading material for your next trip on the treadmill."
The bestselling author of The Know-It-All (2004) and The Year of Living Biblically (2007) stretches the experiential journalist shtick to its limit with a cockamamie fitness quest to become the "healthiest man alive." Read full book review >