Search Results: "Daniel Stedman Jones"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Too scholarly for most general readers, but still a valuable study that helps flesh out the caricature of conservatives as only believing 'greed is good.'"
A cerebral, pertinent exegesis on the thinking behind the rise of the New Right. Read full book review >

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AN END TO POVERTY? by Gareth Stedman Jones
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Enthusiastically argued, but so intertwined with original sources and rhetorical mannerisms that it's not terribly accessible."
Up-close examination of how Adam Smith and industrial advancement sparked furious debates on the future of the impoverished. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Amusing and heartening."
A lively, anecdotal examination of the mystifying and treacherous landscape of dating and love. Read full book review >

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AFTER LUCY by Daniel Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Equally funny and full of grief's nuances, with just a few abrupt transitions: a moving story of love and loss and all that comes between."
A compassionate, quietly compelling debut from prizewinning short-story writer Jones, about a young husband attempting to come to terms with his grief after his wife's death, while helping their two children do the same. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A polished, cleverly constructed and very precisely calculated first novel."
The miraculous arrival of a child in the life of a barren couple delivers profound love but also the seeds of destruction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Brave and refreshingly open-minded."
The searching, intelligent account of a gay man's experiences growing away from God and into a thoughtful and humane atheist. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Not the definitive biography, then, and certainly not for casual G&S fans—but the most authoritative effort of its kind thus far, and, particularly considering the often-academic content, crisply readable. (16 pages b&w illustrations)"
Stedman, editor of a collection of Gilbert's non-G&S works (Gilbert Before Sullivan, 1967), now offers a solid, stylish, well- researched critical biography—which effectively emphasizes the Victorian-theater context of Gilbert's writings but fails to pay proper attention to his genius as a lyricist. Read full book review >

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A FOR ARGONAUT by Michael J. Stedman
Released: July 4, 2012

"Perfect fare for frequent fliers and others with time to kill in between installments of the seemingly endless Bourne saga and other such globe-trotting, testosterone-fueled conspiracy-franchise affairs."
Book 1 of a globe-trotting, espionage epic of the evergreen "red-blooded American" school, starring a laconic icon of vengeance-seeking machismo who rights international wrongs, gets the (international) girl and who will—apparently—be back for 25 more novels. Read full book review >

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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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ORANGE, TRIANGLE, FOX by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"What this and its companion lack in clarity of concepts, they make up for in character. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An exploration of colors, shapes and animals. Read full book review >