Search Results: "David Friend"


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THE NAUGHTY NINETIES by David Friend
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A witty, comprehensively researched time capsule from an unforgettable age of excess, scandal, and sex."
How multiculturalism and sexual liberation shaped a distinctive decade. Read full book review >

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WITH ANY LUCK I'LL DRIVE A TRUCK by David Friend
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Lucky indeed are the kids who get to indulge in this splendid little wish-fulfillment daydream. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A delightful ode to trucks goes above and beyond the usual churning, wrecking, and pounding. Read full book review >

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BOHEMIANS, BOOTLEGGERS, FLAPPERS, AND SWELLS by Graydon Carter
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"Whether read from cover to cover or dipped into occasionally, this collection serves as a fine primer to one magazine's contribution to a golden age of American magazine writing."
A collection of a wide range of Vanity Fair articles ranging from 1914 to 1936, when the Great Depression forced the magazine to merge with Vogue. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2006

"An informed and intimate account—accompanied by some disturbing photos—of one of the worst days in American history."
A photojournalist (formerly of Life, now Vanity Fair) examines the images of 9/11—from the iconic to the lesser-known—and discusses photography's pervasive presence in that disaster and in contemporary culture. Read full book review >

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FREDDY & FRITO AND THE CLUBHOUSE RULES by Alison Friend
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"This playful, lighthearted lesson about peacekeeping and place-keeping serves as the introduction of Friend's Freddy & Frito, and readers will look forward to their further adventures. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Fox kit Freddy and little mouse Frito's imaginative play dates are hampered by the rules of their respective homes, so why don't these two friends build a big clubhouse all their own? Read full book review >

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THE OTHER F-WORD by Natasha Friend
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Those facing similar quests to find birth parents will find this story comforting. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two teens that share a sperm donor go on a quest to find their father. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE IN BLACK & WHITE by Natasha Friend
Released: June 28, 2012

"Artful and satisfying. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After a car accident leaves Lexi's face terribly scarred, she is forced to figure out what is truly important in life. Read full book review >

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WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME by Natasha Friend
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"An upper-middle-grade winner. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Middle school bitchiness is elevated to high art in this poignant tale of a girl dealing with the aftermath of her mother's suicide attempt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Like sheep themselves, the author's account often wanders outside the confines of the pasture and into the readers' hearts."
What is the common thread between road rage, Elvis and socks? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2009

"Indeed, Friend's memoir is mostly in pieces that could use further assemblage."
A New Yorker staff writer struggles to strike a prepossessing pose in a populous family photograph. Read full book review >

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FOR KEEPS by Natasha Friend
Released: April 6, 2010

"Hopeful and endearing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Having been deserted by her father before she was born, Josie fears abandonment and heartbreak. Read full book review >