Search Results: "David Lefer"


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THE FOUNDING CONSERVATIVES by David Lefer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2013

"Groundbreaking history not to be missed—a book to quote and to keep, as the material is rich enough to merit rereading."
Offering a corrective to traditional accounts depicting united American revolutionaries, this valuable revisionist assessment profiles the men who struggled against the nascent nation's more radical elements. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A CARNIVORE by Diane Lefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2015

"A sometimes-tedious catalog of sociopolitical grievances."
A year after 9/11, agitation and activism take center stage in Southern California in Lefer's latest novel (The Fiery Alphabet, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA TRANSIT by Diane Lefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Entirely ordinary, despite clearly painstaking attempts not to be."
A series of stories linked by their Southern California setting and their spirit of dislocation. Read full book review >

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VERY MUCH LIKE DESIRE by Diane Lefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An author with talent, but still searching for her true subject, with its touch of life."
Lefer has grown more polished since her first volume of stories (The Circles I Move In, 1994), but the pieces here once again, however well made, still wait for the spark that will ignite them. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLES I MOVE IN by Diane Lefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Attention-deficit disorder plagues these shallow forgettables."
One humdrum tale follows another, lulling readers into a somnolent state induced by a writer who's been published in Redbook and Playgirl. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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TOYS by David Stewart
by David Stewart, illustrated by David Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"This and the other titles in the Black & White series may well become favorites for tots to chew on until they graduate to Donald Crews' graphically striking classics, such as Truck and Freight Train. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
There is much to talk about with baby in this sturdy, wordless, black-and-white board book. Read full book review >

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HENRY'S STARS by David Elliot
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A lovely story with fetching illustrations that needs a more developed ending to completely succeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Henry, the likable pig of Henry's Map (2013), is back in this picture book. Read full book review >