Search Results: "Elliot Perlman"


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THE REASONS I WON’T BE COMING by Elliot Perlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Provocative and powerful fiction from one of the best new writers on the international scene."
A richly varied collection of nine stories, first published in 2000, from the Australian barrister and author whose 2004 novel Seven Types of Ambiguity was a major critical success. Read full book review >

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THE STREET SWEEPER by Elliot Perlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A keeper: a story that speaks to the simple longing for freedom and peace, and to all the things that get in the way."
An expertly told novel of life in immigrant America—and of the terrible events left behind in the old country. Read full book review >

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SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY by Elliot Perlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2004

"Long enough to tell everything that needs to be told, but never ponderous and never overdone. George Eliot down under."
Constant love in the face of terrible odds—such is the old-fashioned but deeply satisfying theme in a thoroughly modern Australian import. Read full book review >

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THE DELICIOUS BUG by Janet Perlman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Bright and appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A deadlock between two chameleons disrupts the forest. Read full book review >

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THE PENGUIN AND THE PEA by Janet Perlman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Alain Vaës reworks the Andersen tale more imaginatively in his Princess and the Pea (2001) and Mini Grey tells it from the pea's point of view in a much cleverer twist called The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be (2003). (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
More "flappily ever after" from the author of Cinderella Penguin (1992). Read full book review >

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STEALING THE BORDERS by Elliot Rais
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Anyone charmed by the humor of Woody Allen or Mel Brooks will be entertained and heartened by Rais' autobiography."
A wry autobiography traces the tragicomic odyssey of a Polish-American Jew whose search for identity equally embraced both self-reliance and absurd humor. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A vivid account of a journey through a distant, beautiful land."
British journalist Elliot chronicles his love affair with Afghanistan in this evocative, albeit somewhat long-winded, narrative. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"An illuminating account of how a great thinker with insatiable curiosity overcame a difficult childhood through his love of social science."
A titan in his field recounts professional and personal achievements. Read full book review >

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DARK AT THE CROSSING by Elliot Ackerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2017

"Ackerman humanizes a war fraught with tragedy and seemingly without resolution."
A timely novel about tension at the border between Turkey and Syria—and about the personal costs involved in trying to join the conflict in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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GREEN ON BLUE by Elliot Ackerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Ackerman writes in a deliberately flat style that emphasizes personalities rather than military action—and he does justice to the political and moral difficulties of contemporary Afghanistan."
Set in contemporary Afghanistan, Ackerman's tale unfolds through the eyes of Aziz Iqtbal, a young man whose brother is wounded in the bombing of a bazaar—and who vows to get revenge.
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MURDER IN GEORGETOWN by Elliot Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Eleanor, taking the word of his distraught lover, Huey Long staffer Jessica Dee, over that of the officers who arrested her, snoops discreetly into the case on her considerable own."
Murder In Georgetown ($23.95; Oct. 1; 256 pp.; 0-312-24221-2) Another trip to the author's posthumous vault takes his mother, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Murder in the Map Room, 1998, etc.), back to 1935, when Federal Reserve governor Sargent Peavy is murdered. Read full book review >