Search Results: "Adam Sisman"


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THE FRIENDSHIP by Adam Sisman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2007

"Though the menu is familiar, lovers of the early Romantics will enjoy the meal."
A close and charitable look at the rise and fall of one of the most famous friendships in literary history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Empathetic, illuminating and occasionally witty, if challenging in its depth and range of detail."
Exhaustive biography of Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914-2003), one of England's foremost and controversial 20th-century historians, critics and essayists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Sisman draws inspiration from Boswell, exposing for the reader the inner mechanism of a masterpiece creation, and never hesitating to provide lurid details about Boswell himself."
Deconstructing Boswell's classic Life of Johnson, former publisher Sisman reveals the process of making of this unique book and addresses fundamental questions about the nature of biography. Read full book review >

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ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

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PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR by Patrick Leigh Fermor
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Recounting triumph and tragedy, these letters help round out a portrait of a writer who had long ago reconciled himself to a minor role in literary history—but who deserves a wide readership all the same."
A collection of correspondence to friends and family over more than half a century, recounting the noted British traveler and writer's adventures over a long life. Read full book review >

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EVE & ADAM by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An auspicious, thought-provoking series opener. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
The husband-wife team behind the Animorphs series returns with the first installment of an entertaining saga that pits smart teens against high-tech evildoers and bionic skullduggery. Read full book review >

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ADAM HABERBERG by Yasmina Reza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"One would not want to spend more than half a day with Adam Haberberg."
Half a day in the life of a failed Parisian novelist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Even skeptics will find magic in this story, and parents of a Down syndrome child will cherish it."
Wickedly funny and wrenchingly sad memoirs of a young mother awaiting the birth of a Down syndrome baby while simultaneously pursuing a doctorate at Harvard. Read full book review >

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ADAM & EVELYN by Ingo Schulze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A novel rich in dialogue and in its examination of a contemporary fall from grace."
A novel that works on many levels—the personal, the political and even the mythological. Read full book review >

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ADAM RUNAWAY by Peter Prince
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"Not especially profound, but a pleasing and well-written confection."
An English Candide wanders into 18th-century Lisbon. Complications ensue. Read full book review >

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ADAM & EVE by Sena Jeter Naslund
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Hmmm…wonder what the Texas State School Board will think of this one?"
The story of the story of Genesis, and a love story reminiscent of Joan Crawford's worst movies are, uh, juxtaposed, in this very earnest sixth novel from the industrious Kentucky author (Abundance, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >