Search Results: "David Shafer"


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WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT by David Shafer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An edgy, darkly comedic debut novel whose characters and premise are as up-to-the-minute as an online news feed but as classic as the counterculture rebellions once evoked by Edward Abbey and Ken Kesey."
A droll, all-too-plausible contemporary thriller pulls a mismatched trio of stressed-out 30-somethings into underground guerilla warfare against a sinister conspiracy to own the information superhighway. Read full book review >

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THE MAILBOX by Audrey Shafer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Still, Gabe's likable and the mystery is intriguing and will keep kids guessing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After the Vietnam-veteran uncle he lives with dies, anonymous messages appear in Gabe's mailbox that scare but intrigue the orphaned 12-year-old boy. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY OF PIETER BRUEGEL by Anders C. Shafer
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2001

An emeritus professor of art, Shafer spins a few bare wisps of documentation into a series of diary entries chronicling a 16th-century artist's journey from Antwerp to Italy and back. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Shafer makes his readers feel that we are not alone—not the first and, sadly, not the last to be bamboozled."
A history of the 1840 campaign, "the mother of modern presidential contests" and "the beginning of presidential campaigning as entertainment." Read full book review >

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Jasmin's Summer Wish by Liz Glines
Released: April 1, 2013

"Rough around the edges, but a fun summertime read for children."
A picture book about what can happen when wishes come true. Read full book review >

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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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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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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 BARCLAY MOORE
by Megan Labrise

Readers of all ages, get ready to catch a rising star. David Barclay Moore’s electric debut, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, is a middle-grade must-read as vibrant and variant as the thrumming thoroughfare where it unfolds: Harlem’s 125th Street.

“If Harlem was a human body, then 125th would be its pumping heart, throbbing all the time,” writes Moore, who ...


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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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