Search Results: "Eli Brown"


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CINNAMON AND GUNPOWDER by Eli Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Brown is able to make his narrative both sizzling and swashbuckling."
A novel of pirates in 1819. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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THE PICKLE INDEX by Eli Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Half-baked Orwell."
A ramshackle circus troupe attempts to rescue its imprisoned ringleader in this political farce/allegory. Read full book review >

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DIASPORA BOY by Eli Valley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 2017

"For those as interested as the artist in the limits of satire, this audacious, potent collection pushes past them."
A cartoonist's collection of graphic provocations on Zionism, the Diaspora, and Jewish stereotypes. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WENT AWAY by Eli Gottlieb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 1997

"A fine little book."
A first novel about dysfunctional family life and coming of age in suburbia that relies on careful writing and a sly wit to distinguish itself from other narratives in this most contemporary of genres. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTIVISTIC PREMISE by Eli Merchant
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2013

"A concise, persuasive argument for the importance of the collective in economics."
Merchant offers a collectivistic approach to economics in his debut treatise. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE HIM by Eli Gottlieb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Sensational revelations arrive too late to enliven a smoothly written but sluggish and morose tale."
A midlife crisis in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"Sagan knows his ancient history and compellingly elucidates Athenian self-destructive paranoia, but his argument loses force with tentative speculations on the future, only tangential references to modern democracy, and overreliance on Freudian theory."
A fractured psychoanalytical history of democracy focusing mostly on the ancient Athenian city-state, from sociologist Sagan (Freud, Women, and Morality, 1988, etc. Sagan believes that Athenian democracy and our modern American republic share fundamental moral and psychological dilemmas that derive from the ``paranoid position'': a desire to control others and a fear of loss of self. Read full book review >

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CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN by Eli  Hastings
Released: May 1, 2013

"As elemental, lyrical and cringe-inducing a love story as they come."
A candid, bracing memoir of love, addiction and self-destruction. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND ME by Eli Wallach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2005

"Selective but not sketchy, with vivid, valuable recollections of Broadway during its golden age."
Warm, ingratiating memoir of an acting career spanning 60 years. Read full book review >