Search Results: "Andrew Blum"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"A fascinating and unique portrait of the Internet not as 'a physical world or a virtual world, but a human world.'"
Captivating behind-the-scenes tour of how (and where) the Internet works. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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BREAKING TRAIL by Arlene Blum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Blum succeeds passably in this autobiography of life and mountain climbing."
What was a nice Jewish girl from the Midwest doing atop the mighty mountain Denali? Read full book review >

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THE RECIPE by Rick Blum
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fine, insightful relationship self-helper filled with useful suggestions."
A soup-to-nuts primer on romance offers a simple, though not always easy, plan for success in dating and marriage. Read full book review >

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THE MONKEY WARS by Deborah Blum
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But she brings the issues into sharp, disturbing focus."
A penetrating look at the bitter controversy between animal rights activists and research scientists over the use of monkeys and chimpanzees in medical research. Read full book review >

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PREJUDICIAL ERROR by Bill Blum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1995

"Incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial."
Former death-row attorney Blum debuts—with yet another down-at-the-heels lawyer, another uncooperative client, another hopeless case. Read full book review >

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Code Name: Tracker by Art Blum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2015

"A beefy, diverting plot with a compelling protagonist to match."
Blum's supernatural thriller features a bogus psychic who may hold the key to rescuing captive children and thwarting an imminent terrorist attack. Read full book review >

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THE STORMCHASERS by Jenna Blum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2010

"A strong second novel from bestseller Blum (Those Who Save Us, 2004, etc.)."
A somber, effective portrait of twins—of the strength they gain and the harm they do to one another. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"A useful but oddly uncritical summary."
An account of fin-de-siècle investigations into the murky worlds and weird works of mediums, mesmerists, rhabdomancers and spiritualists. Read full book review >

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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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