Search Results: "Brian M. Wiprud"


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RINGER by Brian M. Wiprud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Wiprud (Buy Back, 2010, etc.) even provides a wholesome moral lesson for 'others who have been framed by two insane rich people who were hell-bent to kill each other.'"
Morty Martinez, Brooklyn's wealthiest ex-housecleaner, returns from Bolivia for another round of criminal mischief and belly laughs. Read full book review >

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Linsenbigler by Brian M. Wiprud
FICTION & LITERATURE

"While this book delivers an engaging, occasionally silly pleasure cruise, the crime-fighting protagonist remains an indelible character, worthy of sequels."
A novel propels a reluctant liquor pitchman into a maelstrom of perilous situations populated by Drug Enforcement Administration agents, Mexican cartel kingpins, Guatemalan military honchos, and random beautiful women. Read full book review >

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BUY BACK by Brian M. Wiprud
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2010

"Wiprud (Feelers, 2009, etc.) whips up an unbeatable mix of violence, double-crossing, tantric-breathing exercises and deadpan aphorisms: 'The truth is like a cat. If you want it to sit on your lap, you just have to stay long enough in the same room.'"
Art theft, catnapping and other seriously negative energy on the mean streets of Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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FEELERS by Brian M. Wiprud
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2009

"Wiprud (Tailed, 2007, etc.) switches his point of view so often and suddenly that you'll risk whiplash. But you'll gasp with laughter and surprise all the way to the hospital."
A guy who cleans out dead people's houses turns up $800,000 worth of trouble. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN FANTASY TRADITION by Brian M. Thomsen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Memorable—should last for a decade."
Fantasy and Civil War anthologist Thomsen (the pared-down The Civil War Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, 2002) turns from that bad idea to perform creditably in amassing this whale-sized anthology that helps distinguish American from European fantasy traditions.In his introduction, Thomsen does his best to define American fantasy and the way Americans adapt and respond to the world, fantastic or otherwise. Read full book review >

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"A powerful, quintessentially American work from a debut writer whose skills extend far beyond his experience."
A teenage love triangle is the catalyst for murder in this mystery set against the backdrop of the Adirondack wilderness. Read full book review >

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THE CIVIL WAR MEMOIRS OF ULYSSES S. GRANT by Brian M. Thomsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"Readers would do better to turn to the less expensive—and far better edited—Modern Library and Penguin editions of Personal Memoirs."
A classic of military history, abridged for readers with short attention spans. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2001

"A rich collection of fine writing saved from obscurity: Commendable rescue work."
A tidy and well-ordered volume that collects nearly 40 Civil War short stories, memoirs, and reminiscences by the celebrated 19th-century writer. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ONE by Ysaye M. Barnwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"The message is important, but the execution is at odds with the level of understanding of young children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Barnwell's song speaks of the universality of humanity and the endless possibilities of life. Read full book review >

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DEEP IN THE SWAMP by Donna M. Bateman
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Delightful as a read-aloud, a counting book or an introduction to the ecosystem for young naturalists. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
The familiar children's counting rhyme "Over in the Meadow" gets a fresh face in this engaging description of the flora and fauna of the Okefenokee Swamp. Read full book review >

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DO NOT BUILD A FRANKENSTEIN! by Neil Numberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"If the end doesn't live up to its setup, there's no denying the appeal of a giant green playmate with rivets in his neck. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Standing on a soapbox, the new kid in the neighborhood warns, "Do NOT build a Frankenstein!" Read full book review >

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THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"With its indelible mingling of wit, action, characterization, and art, this stands alone, but will especially thrill expectant fans of the original Doll People. (Fiction. 7-11)"
In the further adventures of best friends Tiffany Funcraft and Annabelle Doll, the two are accidentally carried to a strange home in a school backpack. Read full book review >