Search Results: "Ferdinand von Schirach"


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GUILT by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"These stories are specifically about crime and the law, but they more generally encompass the human condition."
The second volume of unusual case histories by a German defense attorney with a literary flair. Read full book review >

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THE COLLINI CASE by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"It is the care von Schirach takes with history, with the return of the repressed, that makes this short book remarkable."
Because the murderer makes no attempt to hide his crime, the mystery is the motive in this concise legal thriller. Read full book review >

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CRIME by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2011

"Thinly veiled memoir or literary gamesmanship? You be the judge."
An unusual, unsettling collection of short narratives, originally published in Germany in 2009, that blur the distinction between life and art. Read full book review >

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THE PARDONER'S TALE by Morgan Ferdinand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"This supernatural thriller's humor and well-developed relationships will keep the pages turning."
Ferdinand's sharp debut novel features a shape-shifting private eye who's hellbent on slaying demonic beasts. Read full book review >

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YOU KNOW YOU LOVE ME by Cecily von Ziegesar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Getting it all sorted out is the fun of it, and like its predecessor, it's a highly enjoyable speedboat of a read, zipping along at lightning speed, leaving adolescent angst, wounded egos, and Manolo Blahnik mules in its wake. (Fiction. YA)"
Continuing her soap opera saga where Gossip Girl (p. 580) left off, von Ziegesar again has her mostly rich, private-school crew of privileged Manhattan teenagers partying at elegant eateries, drinking booze, and shopping at high-end stores, but also thinking about college. Read full book review >

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GOSSIP GIRL by Cecily von Ziegesar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2001

"That caveat aside, girls should find this lightweight novel spicy, entertaining, and their own trashy fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Deliciously catty and immediately engrossing, this is the ultimate beach read for teenage girls, offering them a titillating peek into the heady world of Manhattan's well-heeled teens, private-school kids who "have unlimited access to money and booze," and—since their prominent self-involved parents are terribly busy and largely disinterested—"tons of privacy" as well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 28, 1996

"This absorbing account should be of interest to anyone who has followed the campus multiculturalism wars."
A balanced yet caring memoir of a year at a racially divided campus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 1995

"A powerful argument that we should all avoid sloganeering about the death penalty and think more carefully about justice. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Washington Post reporter Drehle (formerly of the Miami Herald) crafts a gripping narrative traversing the world of the death penalty. ``Twenty men have been sentenced to die under Florida's modern death penalty laws for every one who has been executed,'' he writes. ``Nothing but chance has separated those who live from those who died.'' Though he reviews (and refutes) the standard prodeath penalty arguments of deterrence and retribution, Drehle's concern is with the flawed system in practice. Read full book review >

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VENUSIA by Mark von Schlegell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A shaky start to an already threatened series that can only improve."
Narcotic flowers keep the masses placated in a decaying, dystopian, extraterrestrial colony in this ambitious but marginal sci-fi fantasy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Overall, von Baeyer does extremely well by words alone, but a few illustrations would have underscored the trickier points."
Further essays from William and Mary physicist von Baeyer, who pleased with Taming the Atom (1992) and Rainbows, Snowflakes, and Quarks (1984). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A well-researched historical account."
The biography of a German spymaster in Mexico during the tumultuous early 1900s. Read full book review >