Search Results: "Adam Langer"


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MY FATHER’S BONUS MARCH by Adam Langer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Poignant, but would have worked better as a long-form magazine piece."
A son searches for insight into his father, who died in 2005, by probing his fascination with the Depression-era Bonus March. Read full book review >

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THE THIEVES OF MANHATTAN by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"Lots of fun."
A dizzyingly clever novel from Langer (My Father's Bonus March, 2009, etc.) that explores the thin line between fact and fiction, and between memoir and novel. Read full book review >

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ELLINGTON BOULEVARD by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"A New York City novel par excellence."
Something's not right in the Big Apple. Read full book review >

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THE SALINGER CONTRACT by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Marvelously intriguing."
Langer (Crossing California, 2004, etc.) skewers pretensions of writers and writing, editors and publishers—and perhaps audiences—in a literary thriller. Read full book review >

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CROSSING CALIFORNIA by Adam Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2004

"Of epic scope, yet intimate in its accomplishments."
Two years, 1979-81, in the lives of two Chicago families—but so much more. Read full book review >

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NOT GUILTY by Ralph Langer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2017

"Thoroughly engrossing, both the investigators and their investigations."
An uncle-nephew private eye team takes on dual cases involving the rape of a 17-year-old girl and a probable murder in this second volume of a mystery series. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1997

"An excellent introduction to what might be (and certainly should be) the next paradigm shift in education. (Author tour)"
A wonderfully thoughtful and thought-provoking follow-up to the author's earlier study Mindfulness (1989), this time exploring the ill effects of mindlessness in education. Read full book review >

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Released: May 10, 2011

"Historical fiction about the lives of young civil rights activists."
A college student gets caught up in the civil rights movement in Langer's debut novel. Read full book review >

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HIDE & SEEK by Ralph Langer
Released: July 8, 2014

"Addicting characters and gadgets."
A man's new Dallas PI business becomes personal when someone abducts a loved one in Langer's (Personal Verdict, 2011) thriller. Read full book review >

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PREEMPTING THE HOLOCAUST by Lawrence L. Langer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 23, 1998

"An essential work on one of the central historical moments of this century. (First serial to Atlantic Monthly)"
Langer, one of our most eloquent Holocaust scholars (Admitting the Holocaust, 1994, etc.), offers 11 essays that look mainly at the inadequacies of art in addressing this cataclysm. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Langer applies his insightful, razor-sharp pen to others' works about an event that, he convincingly maintains, carries neither lesson nor moral but instead overpowers memory, mocks the pretensions of civilization, and leaves an absurd, irredeemable legacy."
With a highly sensitive but unsparing eye, these essays argue that new moral and linguistic categories are required in order to respond properly and honestly to the reality of the Holocaust. Read full book review >