Search Results: "Beth Neff"


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GETTING SOMEWHERE by Beth Neff
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"A story that fades before it can ever find its stride. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Four girls facing time behind bars choose to spend their incarceration on an experimental group farm in the middle of nowhere. Read full book review >

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PETER AND BETH by Doug Lalli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"A pleasant coming-of-adulthood story."
Boy meets girl; boy scares off girl; boy tracks down girl five years later. Read full book review >

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The Fall of Beth Anderson by Meaghan B. Parent
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Nothing new, but a satisfactory story of finding happiness in difficult circumstances."
A young girl tries to find herself after moving to a new town in Parent's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER by Larry Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"The plot, a pell-mell contrivance, isn't so much the point as is the hormones and humiliation of life in Teenage Wasteland."
A former scribe for Beavis and Butt-Head and The Simpsons humorously addresses the agony and ecstasy of adolescence. Read full book review >

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Released: March 18, 2014

"A comprehensive book about manners, but one that isn't as fun, memorable or accessible as it could be."
In Neff's debut children's book, playful animals remind kids to mind their manners. Read full book review >

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WISDOM by Heather Neff
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2002

"A hell of a read, but not much of a book."
Neff (Blackgammon, 2000) serves up an Afro-Caribbean-Gothic stew spiced with purple prose and an intricate plot. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 23, 2016

"A sensible and refreshingly restrained discussion of the nation's deficiencies."
A sober consideration of the decline of American democracy. Read full book review >

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VENDETTA by James Neff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2015

"The sordid, sweeping history of what Kennedy insider Pierre Salinger dubbed 'a blood feud.'"
Seattle Times investigations editor Neff (The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard Murder Case, 2001, etc.) turns his attention to the visceral war of wills between Bobby Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa.Read full book review >

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THE MAELSTROM by Henry H. Neff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A strong, gutsy chapter in what is already a noteworthy series. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Juggling a multitude of characters against a world at war, Neff's latest chapter in The Tapestry series proves his books are more than just a sum of their fantastical parts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2001

"A multilayered treat for crime buffs."
Crime-writer Neff (Unfinished Murder, 1995) chronicles the famous 1950s murder case with impressive depth and comes up with a convincing alternative to Dr. Sam Sheppard as the killer. Read full book review >

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BLACKGAMMON by Heather Neff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2000

"Despite the politically correct trappings: an old-fashioned tale about the power of love too consciously worked out to be affecting."
In an ambitious first novel held captive to its themes of racism, art, and abiding love, a vow made by two African-American women leads them to fame, fortune—and heartbreak. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Competent and thorough—so thorough, in fact, that local color overwhelms any inquiry into the broader issues raised by Shelton's case."
A fast-paced reconstruction of the five-year crime spree of Cleveland serial rapist Ronnie Shelton and the case that put him behind bars. Read full book review >