Search Results: "Brendan Freely"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GAZE by Elif Shafak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2006

"A strange, hallucinatory work."
From Turkish novelist Shafak (The Saint of Incipient Insanities, 2004, etc.), a richly layered narrative concerning misfits and how society views them. Read full book review >

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ENLIGHTENMENT by Maureen Freely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 2008

"Conspiracy theory, nationhood and relationships collide, often obscurely, in a multilayered and earnest, if oddly remote, tale."
A complex novel juxtaposes youthful allegiances and political machinations in Turkey. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER REBECCA by Maureen Freely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"A delicious but sometimes disappointing retelling of the legendary page-turner."
From an American writer (My Year with the Stork Club, 1993, etc.) yet published first in Britain: a wickedly clever and witty reworking of Du Maurier's famous novel, a takeoff that falters only when Rebecca herself appears. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF MEMORY by John Freely
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2017

"A text that will appeal to those fond of memoirs about coming of age in the Depression and World War II."
The nonagenarian author of scores of books about travel and history returns with a memoir about his boyhood, youth, and World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The first biography of Mehmet in decades finds the sultan a brilliant but elusive subject."
Turkey expert Freely (History/Univ. of the Bosphorus; Storm on Horseback: The Seljuk Warriors of Turkey, 2008, etc.) delivers an oblique portrait of the Ottoman ruler who considered himself another Alexander the Great. Read full book review >

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MY YEAR WITH THE STORK CLUB by Maureen Freely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 1993

"Wickedly funny. (Film rights to Francis Ford Coppola)"
Freely's latest satirical look (after the darkly comic Mother's Helper, 1979; and The Life of the Party, 1984) at modern American moms and dads—this one featuring a bumbling househusband whose marriage is destroyed by his wife's gaggle of terrifying friends. Read full book review >

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HOW YA LIKE ME NOW by Brendan Halpin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 8, 2007

"An interesting exploration of serious issues, presented in a lighthearted tone. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Eddie's mother is forced into rehab and his father has died, leaving the young man adrift without adult support. Read full book review >

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NEMESIS by Brendan Reichs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017

"Hooked readers will be tapping their fingers waiting for the sequel. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Reichs follows up his Virals series (co-written with his mother, Kathy Reichs) with a new series about imminent human extinction. Read full book review >

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BLACK TIDE by Brendan Dubois
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Somebody should tell the guy to lighten up- -after all, he's starring in one of the most sharply plotted mysteries of the season."
Scanning his patch of the New Hampshire shoreline a few days after the Petro Star runs aground and disgorges its refined cargo on the beach, Lewis Cole, the Pentagon bureaucrat who's been pensioned off to Shoreline magazine to keep him quiet about what happened to the rest of his agency, finds a new pollutant: the headless, handless body of a diver. Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST AFTERNOON by Brendan Simms
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Since literacy was common even among enlisted men, Simms takes advantage of abundant letters and memoirs to deliver an engrossing, often gruesome nuts-and-bolts description of that afternoon."
A slim but gripping account of the bloody, heroic defense of La Haye Sainte, a farmhouse that Napoleon had to capture to reach the Duke of Wellington's army. Read full book review >

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INFORMATION INSECURITY by Brendan January
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Listen up, warns January in this arresting work: everyone is watching, and nothing is deleted for keeps. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Some sound advice: assume everything you do on the Internet is seen or collected by someone other than your intended audience, out of malice or opportunism, pure and simple. Read full book review >

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SHUTOUT by Brendan Halpin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Amanda's quandary will resonate with readers as she tackles timely topics such as friendship woes, teen drinking and family life with admirable aplomb. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Fourteen-year-old Amanda is on the cusp of many changes at the outset of her freshman year. Read full book review >