Search Results: "Elliott Currie"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Tosses a daunting challenge to educators, social workers, and policy shapers."
Harsh criticism of middle-class American culture, one pervaded by a new form of social Darwinism that places its youth at increasingly high risk for the ills long associated with disadvantaged adolescents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Much fretting—but not much in the way of new solutions."
Another entry in the recent wave of drug-policy books by academics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Must reading for every politician, teacher, social worker, or social scientist who needs a refresher course on real life."
A powerful collection of conversations between Currie (Sociology and Criminology/UCLA at Berkeley; Confronting Crime, 1985) and teenagers spending time in one of California's juvenile- detention halls. Read full book review >

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GUIDING ELLIOTT by Robert Lee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Good fun and steadily amusing, though it seldom plucks at the heartstrings as does, say, Ring Lardner, the master of authoritative stupidity and lingual description."
As told by Donnie Phillips, Lee's debut novel about fly- fishing in Montana is bestrewn with glorious malapropisms: ``I have a good vocabulary for a fishing guide, but I know I ain't no Rogue Scholar, so when I come upon a new word I study on it some.'' The main new word Donnie studies is piscatorial, as in ``Dear Piscatorial Partners,'' which is how he opens the letters that comprise this epistolary novel and that he sends to Manhattan Chapter #6 of Trout Unlimited. Read full book review >

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THE ONE-EYED MAN by Ron Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2017

"Even though the over-the-top ending sputters into a wild tailspin, Currie's caustic humor and deadly sarcastic bite win out."
A Swift-ian morality tale about a land of "hysteria and half-truths." Read full book review >

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THE MASK THAT SANG by Susan Currie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Drawing on her own experience discovering her Cayuga identity, Currie offers a tender, resonant tale. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Fifth-grader Cass Foster's life is altered after her single mother receives an unexpected inheritance that includes a house in a better neighborhood and the relief of a new school where Cass can escape the bullies that have made her life miserable. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING MATTERS! by Jr. Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"This vivid novel races and sputters jerkily, but it's an exhilarating ride nevertheless."
The apocalypse, provocatively envisioned with wild invention and irreverent wit. Read full book review >

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MOSES SUPPOSES by Ellen Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Light comedy; sometimes charming, but rarely involving."
A dozen tales of the American Irish—sharp-tongued, silly, and so whimsical they leave nary a memory—by the author of Available Light (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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CLANCY OF THE UNDERTOW by Christopher Currie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Funny, gritty, absorbing, and occasionally depressing, this is an intriguing if occasionally melodramatic glimpse of a young Australian woman's coming-of-age. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An Australian teen copes with poverty and family problems as she fumbles toward acceptance of her lesbianism. Read full book review >

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THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET by Lindsay Currie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Shivers aplenty; just the ticket for a cold autumn night. (Paranormal mystery. 8-13)"
A preteen overcomes fear to solve a century-old mystery. Read full book review >

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The Stanstead Incident by Neil Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"An intriguing and effective political thriller about a complex global threat."
In this debut novel, political unrest in Quebec becomes the linchpin in an international conspiracy involving France, Middle Eastern financiers, terrorists, and people close to Canada's ruling elite. Read full book review >

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GOD IS DEAD by Jr. Currie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2007

"Very clever indeed: Kurt Vonnegut laced with Louis-Ferdinand Céline."
Bereft and deranged earthlings struggle to adapt to a world without divine guidance in this mordant dystopian fable, its Maine author's abrasively funny first novel. Read full book review >