Search Results: "Frederick Woolverton"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A solid multistep system for overcoming addiction."
A self-help therapy book aimed at stopping addictive behavior. Read full book review >

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SNOWBOARDING TO NIRVANA by Frederick Lenz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Lenz has written a comic masterpiece, whether he meant to or not."
Real-life snowboarder Lenz (Surfing the Himalayas, 1995) takes us, in what may be the most hilarious spiritual quest since Candide, on a most excellent pilgrimage through the mountains of Nepal. Read full book review >

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NORTH by Frederick Busch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2005

"This writer's failures are indeed more interesting than many of his contemporaries' successes. Still, North is a disappointment."
The search for a missing youth jump-starts Busch's brooding latest, a loose sequel to his 1997 stunner, Girls. Read full book review >

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WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE by Frederick Barton
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Barton (The El Cholo Feeling Passes, 1985; Courting Pandemonium, 1986) a new momentum and a cumulative power that's surprisingly moving."
A year after his lawyer wife was killed in a car accident, a burglary in his house makes New Orleans film reviewer Mike Barnett wonder whether her death was really accidental. Read full book review >

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LIFE ON EARTH by Frederick Seidel
Released: April 1, 2001

"It is a trick akin to writing good natural history, and few poets since the ancients have done so well as Seidel does it here."
The second volume in Seidel's projected trilogy, very loosely modeled on the Divine Comedy but with the compass points grimly reversed: in this cosmos we are headed downwards and there is no Virgil to hold our hand. Read full book review >

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BLUESEED PRODIGY by Frederick Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2013

"Lackluster action with an unrelenting ideological bent."
In Ford's debut political thriller, a coalition of anti-capitalist groups plots to destroy an offshore hub for foreign entrepreneurs and businessmen, thereby tightening their grip over world power. Read full book review >

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DRESDEN by Frederick Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A sure-to-be controversial argument that the bombing of Dresden 'was not irrational, or pointless.'"
Was Dresden an innocent city smashed into dust by Allied perfidy Allies, as the Vonnegutian legend has it? Or was it a legitimate target? Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERS by Frederick Barthelme
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"The final image of brotherly revenge is indelible, making this, Kirkus suggested, 'one of Barthelme's more haunting novels.'"
Barthelme's new publisher is returning to print some of his fiction, beginning with this, his novel from 1993, a tale of marital indiscretion and brotherly betrayal set in Biloxi, a familiar terrain in Barthelme's dark and contemporary social comedy. Read full book review >

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INLAND by K.C. Frederick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2006

"Atmospheric and textured but lacking a payoff."
Muffled sketch of Cold War U.S. culture. Read full book review >

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BEAUTY by Frederick Dillen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Kudos to Dillen for his unusual premise. The workplace drama that follows is rousing, if predictable."
After a career closing factories, a woman reclaims her blue-collar roots, revives a plant and saves a community. Read full book review >

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PETER SIMPLE by Frederick Marryat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"This is one of the most attractive and neglected early Victorian novels, and its selection alone bodes well for a very promising series."
paper 0-8050-5565-7 The enduring popularity of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels has fortuitously stimulated Norton's new Heart of Oak Sea Classics. Read full book review >