Search Results: "Andrew Driver"


BOOK REVIEW

SALMONELLA MEN ON PLANET PORNO by Yasutaka Tsutsui
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"The best of these pieces echo Haruki Murakami, but Tsutsui still has a long way to go."
A collection of short stories about contemporary life gone awry marks the American debut of Japanese absurdist Tsutsui. Read full book review >

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SHAME IN THE BLOOD by Tetsuo Miura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A moving and memorable introduction to a worthy voice."
Six interconnected tales set in post-World War II Japan focus mainly on the evolving relationship between a melancholy literature student and the sweet waitress he marries. Read full book review >

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The World Undone by Mary Driver-Thiel
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"An inviting page-turner about turning the page on the past."
In Driver-Thiel's debut novel, a trio of imperfect women contend with the revelation that their lives are connected. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS TIME? by Gary W. Driver
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A faith-based examination that tries to square Genesis with astrophysics, with mixed results."
An eager inquiry into how time works, invoking Christian theology to braid together diverse strands of theoretical science, including cosmology, evolutionary biology and quantum mechanics. Read full book review >

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Twelve Thousand Mornings by Mary Driver-Thiel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2015

"A gratifying follow-up that will leave readers clamoring for more."
Driver-Thiel's (The World Undone, 2012) sequel continues the story of Anne Bennett, a woman who, after a personal upheaval, must reconnect with her two estranged daughters. Read full book review >

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HARDBARNED! by Christopher J. Driver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A largely resonant, darkly comic remembrance that embodies the struggle between pursuing reliable employment and devoting oneself to one's passions."
The author explores the white-and blue-collar job markets while also trying to find fulfilling employment as a writer in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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I MISS MY DADDY by Jill Pike
Released: Nov. 9, 2016

"An honest and raw text that should help children dealing with the loss of a parent."
An elementary school student struggles to cope with his father's death in this debut picture book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 1994

"This portrait of an ugly marriage and a brutal, bullying sociopath is about as insightful as an afternoon talk show. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
In a tawdry account, Barbara Kuklinski describes 25 years of abuse at the hands of her husband, a convicted New Jersey hit man who claims to have killed dozens of times. 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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BOOK REVIEW

BRIMSBY'S HATS by Andrew Prahin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Sophisticated storytelling, both through words and images, beautifully describes the significance of friendship and what it feels like to miss, keep, love and make a friend. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Brimsby, a hat maker, dearly misses his badger friend, who sailed away to become a sea captain. Read full book review >