Search Results: "Eliot Wagner"


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THE SCHOOL FOR DANGEROUS GIRLS by Eliot Schrefer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Gripping, violent and terrifying. (Thriller. YA)"
This psychological thriller follows a girl with dark secrets to a school with uneasy mysteries of its own. Read full book review >

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THE LORD OF DEATH by Eliot Pattison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"A whodunit wrapped in a socio-political thriller, all the more valuable for its timeliness. Shan's sixth case (Prayer of the Dragon, 2007, etc.) is aimed at readers who savor subtlety and complexity."
Step by perilous step, Inspector Shan gets tangled in another complex and sensitive investigation. Read full book review >

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THE SKULL MANTRA by Eliot Pattison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 1999

"Breathlessly suspenseful tour of a dangerous and exotic landscape, where opposing forces, political and magical, give way to an eerie, mystical truth."
Pattison debuts with this superb whodunit that leads an alienated Chinese detective to a cabal of hypocritical bureaucrats, meditating monks, and meddlesome Americans in contemporary Tibet. Read full book review >

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NICHOLSON by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Too tawdry by half and as groundbreaking as a Wikipedia entry."
There is nothing in these pages from celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011) that will come as a surprise to those who have followed the actor through his career and personal life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"Flawed, but in patches a vivid depiction of an unorthodox school and its controversial director."
A New York City investment banker recounts his long haul through a childhood and adolescence of emotional troubles. Read full book review >

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THE VARIETIES OF METAPHYSICAL POETRY by T.S. Eliot
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"The theories that helped initiate modernism have curious analogues in postmodern criticism, especially deconstruction, and require only a mind as capacious as Eliot's to elucidate them."
An annotated edition of Eliot's previously unpublished lectures formulating the influential theory of metaphysical poetry and the ``dissociation of sensibility'' with which he is associated. Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 2008

"A sappily sentimental but nevertheless vital look at America's neighborhood."
Too-easy-by-half portrait of New York City's most famous toehold on the mainland. Read full book review >

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WHAT HAPPENED HERE by Eliot Weinberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2005

"It's the sort of thing to make Rush Limbaugh scream treason, but for patriots of a certain bent, it's witty confirmation that something very strange indeed has happened here."
Is Mickey Mouse a Bush supporter? No doubt, writes Weinberger, translator, essayist and conspiratorialist par excellence. Read full book review >

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SEIZURE by Erica Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Wagner's clean, sturdy prose imparts an inevitability to what is taboo, but some gratuitous mystification prevents a complete surrender to her spell."
The elemental passions of two siblings fuel this first novel, whose contemporary trappings fall away to reveal a fable outside time. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY CHAIR by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"Wagner meditates on our fundamental cravings for connections—both human and divine—and meanings—both personal and cosmic—with wit, compassion and a sharp eye for the lies we tell ourselves."
Casting himself as a story collector, Wagner links two novellas, two narratives separated in time yet bound by a common motif: the empty chair, where loss, grief and death are seated. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ASSASSIN by Hilary Wagner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The ending satisfies, but there are some definite loose ends. Look forward to more adventures in Nightshade City. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
The second installment of The Nightshade Chronicles doesn't disappoint. Read full book review >

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Conquest Defiled by Robert Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2013

"A tale of war, love and religious strife by a promising new novelist."
A young man struggles against family, church and state to find love and a life of his own. Read full book review >