Search Results: "Benjamin Lorr"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Meticulously researched, suspenseful and engrossing."
A comprehensive examination of hot, competitive yoga, its cultlike following and the author's immersion into the practice. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR'S SEA ESCAPE by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"As charming as two bears can be. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Papa Bear is once again in hot pursuit of Little Bear in this visually delectable, seek-and-find sequel to Chaud's award-winning The Bear's Song (2013). Read full book review >

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SEA OF TEARS by Floella Benjamin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"An implausible novel not worth the sea salt of the title, despite the Caribbean setting and nod to island life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Can a British teen overcome her bitterness at leaving London when her family moves to Barbados? Read full book review >

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GANGSTA RAP by Benjamin Zephaniah
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"This will still be appreciated for its subject and setting—but there's no music here. (Fiction. YA)"
Ray and his trouble-making East Ender friends produce a hip-hop single in their "alternative" academy, and the "Positive Negatives" hurtle toward stardom. Read full book review >

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REFUGEE BOY by Benjamin Zephaniah
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"Alem is a refugee who transcends his identity as such; he becomes a hero, even a role model and readers will care about him. (Fiction. 10+)"
"Look at me, look at all the things that I am capable of, and think of all the things you could call me—a student, a lover of literature, a budding architect, a friend, a symbol of hope even, but what am I called? A refugee." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Great fun, whether you're cool or not."
An amusing and insightful meditation on socially maladroit guys in horn-rimmed glasses. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN GANGBANG by Sam Benjamin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A delicious combination of racy, raunchy and radical—a sex story with a conscience."
An Ivy League graduate belly flops into the adult-entertainment industry. Read full book review >

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BURNING WINGS by Benjamin Branfman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"An amoral whydunit that delivers the worst nightmare of Gen Xers and baby boomers."
Five millennials grapple with why one of their cohorts murdered a senior partner at their law firm. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER SWAN by Benjamin Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"And that death is either a period or a question mark."
Graham Greene made a distinction between his literary endeavors and the trifles he called "entertainments." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"An intriguing look at the brain mechanisms involved in the complexities of human communication."
How we extract meaning from language. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1994

Demanding yet eloquent and immensely rewarding personal documents of one of the century's leading literary and aesthetic critics. Read full book review >

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INDECISION by Benjamin Kunkel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"It isn't high art, but it's full of high spirits."
Paralyzed by indecision, does he dare to eat a peach? No, the protagonist of this debut novel is likelier to devour an antidepressant before gazing into the abyss. Read full book review >