Search Results: "Benson Grayson"


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GRAYSON by Lynne Cox
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2006

"Nonetheless, an inspirational, almost spiritual read, perfect for gift-giving."
In a sequel of sorts to Swimming to Antarctica (2004), renowned distance swimmer Cox tells the story of an ordinary practice swim that took a decidedly extraordinary turn. Read full book review >

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MY TROUBLES WITH TIME by Benson Grayson
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A light character study of a professor altered by his own invention."
Grayson (Lust Takes the White House, 2011) chronicles the efforts of a hapless, mid-30s physics professor to gain self-respect using a time machine. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 22, 2011

"A solid story of political warfare made doubly compelling by the dubious hero leading the charge."
A callous mogul tries his hand at politics and uses his undue influence to get a former governor elected president, only to regret his support and redirect his resources to ousting the same man. Read full book review >

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WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Their story, along with the rest of the cast's, will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs. (Fiction. YA)"
Will Grayson loves indie rock, plays the eye-rolling angry stepchild to his extraordinarily giant, lovable, gay best friend Tiny Cooper and doesn't realize that he yearns for his other indie-rock-loving friend Jane until it's too late. will grayson (he never uses uppercase) hates most everything except sharing an XXL coffee with his best friend Maura each morning and covertly conversing with his Internet boyfriend every night. Read full book review >

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GRACEFULLY GRAYSON by Ami Polonsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A kind and earnest look at a young transgender adolescent's experience. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sixth-grader Grayson realizes a dream but attracts controversy by taking the role of the female lead in the school play. Read full book review >

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Fables of the CIA by Benson Lee Grayson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"This collection astutely highlights the spy thriller, though the much shorter tales offer solid support."
Officers and analysts struggle, whether in the field or behind a desk, in this collection of CIA-centric stories. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An enlightening peek behind the curtain for Nancy Drew fans. (timeline, publication list, glossary, endnotes, bibliography) (Biography. 11-14)"
"There is no Carolyn Keene. There never was." But as the author of 23 of the first 30 Nancy Drew mysteries, Mildred Wirt Benson came closer than anyone else. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF E.F. BENSON by Brian Masters
Released: March 15, 1992

"Masters creates a haunting and poignant story of misconstrued literary success, his pace, light touch, and elegant style evocative of Benson himself."
Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940), clever, sociable, and film-star handsome, published 65 books—including novels, memoirs, histories, and texts on Ping-Pong and ice-skating—and innumerable ghost stories, essays, reviews, and plays, his effortless production attracting both enough admirers to form the E.F. Benson Society with its newsletter, Dodo, and such talented biographers as Masters—whose 17 books—including lives of Rabelais, Camus, Moliäre, and one mass murderer—help him understand this prolific writer. Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT OF MAN by Grayson  Perry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gender-studies primer that translates academic jargon into conversational argument."
It's a man's world, and we're all the worse for it, according to this concise survey of gender issues and challenges. Read full book review >

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WATERLOO STATION by Emily Grayson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Tripe, served lukewarm."
Predictable WWII romance from the author of, among others, The Fountain (2001). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A funny, odd, somehow familiar and fully convincing fictional world."
The dynamic Brooklyn cityscape serves as the backdrop in this beguiling collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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UNLATCHED by Jennifer Grayson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Persuasive arguments backed by scientific research that clearly demonstrate the benefits of breast-feeding for as long as possible."
A new analysis of the controversy surrounding women breast-feeding their children. Read full book review >