Search Results: "Alan S. Blinder"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"A clearheaded analysis with a final section suggesting that lessons learned from the crisis are already being ignored."
An experienced economist explains the global financial crisis that began in 2008 and continues. Read full book review >

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A SATAN CAROL by Alan S. Kessler
Released: Dec. 26, 2011

"Fans of the macabre will enjoy this novel approach to a timeless struggle."
Set during the Great Irish Famine of the mid-1800s, first-time author Kessler's tale of horror centers on an unforgiving landlord and his quest for the "golden soul." Read full book review >

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THE PARIS CORRESPONDENT by Alan S. Cowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A stylish, expertly drawn novel about the characters who made journalism what it was, and whose disappearance is making journalism what it is now."
Storied globetrotting newspaperman Joe Shelby and his longtime friend and editor Ed Clancy, newly installed as glorified web-copy providers at the Paris Star, curse the exigencies of the digital age while basking in their memories of the hallowed age of print. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"A well-told true-crime tale mixed with expert political/historical analysis."
New York Times London bureau chief Cowell (A Walking Guide, 2003, etc.) investigates the murder of KGB agent turned defector Alexander Litvinenko. Read full book review >

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A GREAT HONOR by Alan S. Boyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2016

"An enjoyable book from start to finish, filled with historical events and personal reflections."
A debut memoir examines a life in motion: planes, trains, and automobiles. Read full book review >

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A WALKING GUIDE by Alan S. Cowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Polished and skillful debut, but the four self-indulgent, self-destructive principals are uniformly unlovable."
A hard-driving reporter returns to the mountains of his Cumbrian youth to face his own mortality. Read full book review >

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FLUKE by Martin Blinder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An easy, pleasurable debut crying out movie, movie, movie."
Psychiatrist and law professor Blinder debuts with the tale of Warren Harding's last decade or so—often in the voice of Nan Britton, a young, devoted, beloved mistress. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A fine nonfiction collection, marred only by its rather odd title. (bibliography) (Nonfiction/collective biography. 9-14)"
Each of the five people profiled in this fascinating collection has won a National Heritage Fellowship, but young readers probably won't care about that. Read full book review >

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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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THE AWESOME, ALMOST 100% TRUE ADVENTURES OF MATT & CRAZ by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Readers may question Matt's and Craz's intelligence, but if the plot is short on sense, the jokes almost always work, and that's a more important brand of magic any day. (Humor. 9-13)"
It turns out that a book doesn't need to make a lick of sense if it has enough baboons and pirates and aliens. Read full book review >