Search Results: "Frederick Weisel"


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TELLER by Frederick Weisel
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"A sophisticated, literary whodunit that proves lives are harder to solve than crimes."
Biographies are as telling as clues in this smartly written debut mystery set in California wine country. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"A passionate depiction of how art can create, inspire and destroy—all at the same time."
How the ultimate visual chronicle of adolescent alienation almost didn't happen—many times over. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1997

"Readers will sense the real tragedy, however, of lives that were led outside the mainstream, and the despair connected with being so different. (b&w photos and illustrations, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A sad collection of biographies of people who were regarded during their lifetimes as freaks. Read full book review >

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CHOKER by Frederick Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"A fast-paced thriller that's quite a departure from Ramsay's Picketsville mysteries (Stranger Room, 2008, etc.)."
In the process of doing a favor for a friend, the sheriff of Picketsville, Va., stumbles over a terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1991

"A masterful storyteller's cleareyed tribute to the postbellum reconciliation. (Photographs—not seen.)"
An erstwhile warrior's powerful and thought-provoking report on his unsentimental journeys to Vietnam 20 years after a wounding tour of combat duty. Read full book review >

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SEX WARS 2084 by Frederick Beaudoin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 2014

"An imaginatively conceived tale of the future."
The latest chapter in an ongoing series set in a dystopian America in which the sexes are at war. Read full book review >

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AFTER LYLETOWN by K.C. Frederick
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2011

"Although Rory's character is occasionally ill-defined, his interactions with Alan remain menacing—and Frederick reminds us of the tenebrous atmosphere of the '60s."
Radical activity from the 1960s comes back to haunt a former militant. Read full book review >

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THE COSMOS POEMS by Frederick Seidel
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Unless a gravitational anomaly is likely to cause your coffee-table to float away into space, you aren't likely to need or want such an expensive tome."
This limited-edition collection of verse and pictures was commissioned by the American Museum of Natural History in New York to inaugurate and celebrate its new planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Read full book review >

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THE PHANTOM OF MANHATTAN by Frederick Forsyth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Please understand, though, it's all perfectly operatic."
The author of The Day of the Jackal (1971) and Icon (1996) steals more then a page from Gaston Leroux and Andrew Lloyd Webber to bring Erik, the Phantom of the Paris Opera, to America bearing his memories of Christine. Read full book review >

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THE EMBRACE OF UNREASON by Frederick Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2014

"Read this illuminating book to see frightening similarities to the early years of the 21st century. The lies, innuendo, invented evidence and baseless arguments are all too familiar."
The author of Zola (1995) and Flaubert (2006) once again demonstrates his profound knowledge of French history, its people and their psyche. Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERS by Frederick Barthelme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"One of Barthelme's more haunting novels."
Del, who used to do p.r. work in Houston, is given a condo in Biloxi, Mississippi, by his grateful ex-father-in-law after Del divorces the man's daughter. Read full book review >