Search Results: "Brad Herzog"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A quest for authenticity and self-acceptance, marred by occasional sentimentality and banality, but ultimately redeemed by a near-perfect ending."
Herzog's third travel memoir (Small World: A Microcosmic Journey, 2004, etc.) follows the highways cross-country to his college reunion at Cornell University, examining the idea of the hero along the way. Read full book review >

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OF WALKING IN ICE by Werner Herzog
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2015

"A brief but poetic rendering of a fraught and wild pilgrimage."
Diary of a passionate quest. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM ZOBADAK by Brad Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Inventive worldbuilding, but way too much is left unexplained and unresolved. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Four children find their way into another world through a hidden doorway in a mysterious old piece of furniture. Read full book review >

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HEROES FOR MY SON by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An earnest if jumbled effort to point out character-building values. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Fifty-two portraits of real-world heroes, from that "troublemaker" Abe Lincoln to Miep Gies, the "lawbreaker" who hid Anne Frank and her family. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF THE HYENAS by Brad Geagley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Interesting protagonist, vivid evocation of the mean streets of Thebes, but a prose style that can be jarring: 'Semerket could hear the lioness's fangs in the queen's voice.'"
A debut historical mystery about foul play among the Pharoahs. Read full book review >

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SEAWARD by Brad Leithauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1993

"An honest failure by a true master: had Leithauser only tightened (and shortened) the plot he could have hit the mark, but he dawdles his way through and loses his chance."
Leithauser (Equal Distance, 1984; Hence, 1988) peers uncertainly into the more remote corners of the middle-class soul- -in this sadly prosaic account of grief and desire. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST COUNSEL by Brad Meltzer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2001

Meltzer's third high-octane thriller (Dead Even, 1998, etc.) sinks a junior White House staffer in the world of woes that result when he accepts a date with the president's daughter. Read full book review >

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RED MEANS RUN by Brad Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"The whodunit is both unguessable and not very interesting, but Smith (Busted Flush, 2005, etc.) makes the developing relationship between mutually wary Virgil and Claire well worth the price of admission."
A farmer accused of murder turns detective to save his skin, which is worth saving. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"In lesser hands, such a story could be maudlin or gimmicky, but Tyer's evocative prose of quiet melancholy and gentle humor avoids such pitfalls."
Journalist Tyer deftly weaves memoir and reportage in a tale of the reclamation of a river and the failed reclamation of a father's love. Read full book review >

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RING OF FIRE  by Brad Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A page-turner that's enriched by the author's obvious familiarity with the intricacies of combating 21st-century terrorism."
An elite task force works frantically to prevent the next wave of terrorist attacks. Read full book review >