Search Results: "Brandt Goldstein"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"A revealing look at the legal system, a compelling human rights story and an inspirational tale of dedicated people who refused to accept the status quo."
A cadre of dedicated Yalies takes on the U.S. government in the case of Haitian refugees in the early 1990s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"The autobiography, much of which may be factual, of a dirty old man, illustrated with x-rated photos. You may want to wash your hands after handling this one."
The unsavory, wild adventures of the man who made his fortune delivering pornography to the American mass market, the former King of Smut, now destitute, dependent on lithium, Social Security and the kindness of strangers. Read full book review >

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THE PASSION OF MARTIN FISSEL-BRANDT by Christian Gailly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2002

"An excellent introduction to a very entertaining writer."
Several unusual and mysterious occurrences either do or do not take place in this engaging 1999 jeu, the ninth novel (and first in English translation) by a critically esteemed member of the generation of minimalistes that also includes Annie Ernaux and Marie Redonnet. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 3, 1993

"That secret, thanks to floods of genealogical detail, is both confusing and all too obvious; by taking Mitch out of the firmly detailed Vermont milieu of his debut (Land Kills, 1991), his creators have thinned out the atmosphere without providing a stronger plot."
Big-city reporter turned small-town journalism prof Mitch Stevens leaves Vermont for deepest Louisiana to wind up the affairs of his late mentor Tom Cantwell—and to continue research on a book Tom had been planning about Major Thomas Clay Washburn, hanged as a spy for his plan to liberate Confederate officers from a northern prison. Read full book review >

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THE TIARA CLUB by Beverly Brandt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2005

"Romantic comedy below the Mason-Dixon Line: fast-paced, funny and as sweet as iced tea."
Southern-fried chick-lit. Read full book review >

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LAND KILLS by Nat Brandt
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Not much mystery, despite all those murders, though the pointed small-town editing vignettes are bound to enliven the promised series."
New York City editor Mitch Stevens, brought to Vermont for the summer to relieve his ailing friend Ham Johnson as editor of the Southborough Courier, soon finds himself up to his neck in murder (a real-estate agent, a diabetic professor, a Russian violinist). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"A strong but flawed teaching tool. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Using a method called "Skills, Terms And Cooking Know-how," this resource focuses more on developing cooking skills rather than mastering individual recipes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2015

"A classically riveting crime tale, all the more fascinating for being true."
This historical crime debut details the life of a white-collar criminal who fled the United States for Venezuela in the early 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE WHITES by Harry Brandt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"In the wake of rage and sorrow, ordinary people respond by going crazy and screwing up. In this far-from-ordinary novel, Price/Brandt explores the hows and whys. Fasten your seat belt."
Old tragedies combine with fresh ones in Brandt's steely-jawed, carefully constructed procedural. Read full book review >

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CROWFOOT RIDGE by Ann Brandt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 1999

"Avery's past are braided neatly together."
Everything is pitched just a mite too high in this first novel that was originally self-published: an Oprahratic weeper about a Florida woman's recovery from her life of ill-gotten wealth and comfort. Read full book review >