Search Results: "Charlie LeDuff"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2004

"LeDuff lets the characters speak for their sad lives as he sets the surrounding atmospheric pressure just right."
Mostly fleet, mostly bitter portraits of working-class men and women in the New York City area, compiled from the author's reporting for the New York Times metro section. Read full book review >

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DETROIT by Charlie LeDuff
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness."
Iggy Pop meets Jim Carroll and Charles Bukowski in this gritty downer of a Rust Belt portrait. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"Revealing, raw-edged rants leavened by hangover humor."
Slouching through America to piece together remnants of the American male's soul. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Whether he'll get back home in time for tea is anybody's guess. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
On pages designed to look as if they come from a grubby notebook, an eight-year-old explorer records and illustrates fantastical adventures that start (and perhaps stay, to judge from internal hints) in his own backyard. Read full book review >

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THE FAT LADY SINGS by Charlie Lovett
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Given the ratings of Glee and the emerging popularity of teen lit combining queer themes and musicals, this should be a hit. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
This dynamic theater story stars Aggie, a girl whose enthusiasm, mad talent and diva qualities lead her astray. Read full book review >

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STONEHEART by Charlie Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"More intriguing are his philosophies about stone and 'makers' (builders), and the protagonists' family histories, but these are too sparse, leaving the whole unsatisfying. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
This series opener has appealing motifs but is tedious and longer than necessary. Read full book review >

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LIZARD PEOPLE by Charlie Price
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"With wild, manic pacing, readers are pulled alongside Ben to discover what is real—and what is not—building to an unsettling conclusion that is sure to leave them talking about this psychological thriller long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Ben Mander has a particularly tumultuous life: His mother, a paranoid schizophrenic, refuses to take her medication and when under duress, spins outrageous tales of Lizard People; Ben's father, divorced from his mother and estranged from his current girlfriend, spends most of his days haunting sleazy bars and crashing in cheap motels. Read full book review >

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DESERT ANGEL by Charlie Price
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Relentless, heart-stopping suspense. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
A taut thriller about Angel, a 14-year-old who is pursued by a man who has a deadly need to silence her. Read full book review >

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CHEAP TICKET TO HEAVEN by Charlie Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"This unforgettably vivid account of a dangerous journey is a real trip."
This powerfully imagined tale of a contemporary Bonnie and Clyde displays Smith's (Chimney Rock, 1993, etc.) furious overplotting and near-genius for lyrical intensity in just about equal measure. Read full book review >

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THE REMNANT by Charlie Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A thoroughly enjoyable conclusion, the trilogy satisfyingly complete yet perfectly set up for future extensions."
Final installment (The Paradox, 2015, etc.) of Fletcher's rich and splendid Victorian gothic fantasy trilogy, and once again independently intelligible. Read full book review >

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NO DOMINION by Charlie Huston
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Warning to the squeamish: Huston, a gifted storyteller, relishes moments when things get ugly."
In p.i. Joe Pitt's second adventure (Already Dead, 2005), turf-warring Vampyres are out for blood. Read full book review >

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INHABITED by Charlie Quimby
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"More angst than action, more internal conflict than outright adventure, yet an intriguing examination of people and a place in transition."
Meg Mogrin tries to do the right thing, something she's failed at once before, as she's dragged into clashes between homeless people and business interests in Grand Junction, Colorado. Read full book review >