Search Results: "David Perlstein"


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THE BOY WALKER by David Perlstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"A funny, affecting novel about fragmented lives that slip the leash."
In Perlstein's (Slick!, 2011) winsome fable, a protective dog and the therapeutic effects of stand-up comedy help heal a wounded family. Read full book review >

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THE ODD PLIGHT OF ADONIS LICHT  by David Perlstein
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A brain-twisting but often memorable tale."
In Perlstein's (Flight of the Spumonis, 2015, etc.) latest novel, a frumpy, overwrought, 30-something art curator is transformed, as if by magic, into the handsome man that he always wanted to be. Read full book review >

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SLICK! by David Perlstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"What else is there to say? It's slick."
As a deadlocked election grips the fictional sultanate of Moq'tar, no issue is safe from Perlstein's (God's Others, 2010, etc.) wit as he lampoons politics in the Gulf. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2010

"Still, anyone who has not already read this essential history of the Nixonization of America, and especially anyone who did not live through the era, would do well to dig into this meaty book in this multimedia format."
In its hardcover format, Nixonland succeeded in telling the complicated story of the 1960s partly through a deft use of narration based on the medium most Americans relied on in that turbulent decade: network TV news reports. This enhanced e-book version replaces the photos illustrating the book with more than 30 contemporary video clips scattered throughout, all made available by CBS News. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"A solid work of political history, if necessarily long and grim in the telling."
A richly detailed descent into the inferno—that is, the years when Richard Milhouse Nixon, "a serial collector of resentments," ruled the land. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"The gritty details of a chapter of American history that still resonates strongly."
An analysis of the forces that led to Barry Goldwater's nomination as the Republican presidential candidate of 1964. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A compelling, astute chronicle of the politics and culture of late-20th-century America."
How Ronald Reagan lost the presidency and won the heart of America. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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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 LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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