Search Results: "Garret Keizer"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2014

"A well-written, yearlong chronicle packed with humor, pathos and valued insights on nearly every page."
A high school teacher who became a full-time writer returns to the high school where he taught for years. Read full book review >

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GOD OF BEER by Garret Keizer
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2002

"Thought-provoking. (Fiction. YA)"
Devastating consequences ensue when a group of high-school students stage acts of civil disobedience to protest various legal and social issues involving the use and abuse of beer in this original, provocative—if muddled—coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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Released: May 4, 2010

"Keizer casts a broad net, gathering data from numerous sources in time and space, but his take-home message is simple—for a better, more pleasant world, tone it down."
The history of six millennia of human-produced noise and an examination of its political and cultural implications today. Read full book review >

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PRIVACY by Garret Keizer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A provocative and unsettling look at something most take for granted—but shouldn't."
Acclaimed essayist and Harper's contributor Keizer (The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise, 2010, etc.) conducts a philosophical meditation on the nature of privacy and finds that the "right to be let alone" is a lot more complex than many may think. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Instead of strip-mining his life for morals and epiphanies, Keizer would have done better to let events speak for themselves."
An overwrought account of a churchman's daily life, written by an English teacher who serves as ``lay vicar'' of a small Vermont parish. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"Those looking for a clear path through the euthanasia maze will not find it here; they will, however, meet a unique and curious mind, possessed by a physician with a conscience, which is always a pleasure."
Idiosyncratic musings of an intellectual, humanistic Dutch physician working in a nursing home for the terminally ill, where physician-assisted suicide is accepted as a way of death. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT PLAGUE by Gregg Keizer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2005

"A simplistic plot delivered with race-against-the-clock urgency."
Heroic American doctor and plucky French gamine team up to neutralize a Nazi threat in Keizer's follow-up to The Longest Night (2004). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"This well-thought-out collection includes many demonstrations familiar to science educators as well as some engaging new ones and would be a welcome addition to any library. Dig in for fun and learning, too! (web resources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Explore the wonders of earth science through 52 activities. Read full book review >

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GRANT OF IMMUNITY by Garret Holms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Fans of legal thrillers will be appeased, but the energetic, brisk story makes a thoroughly enjoyable read for anyone."
In Holms' debut legal thriller, a crooked cop manipulates the justice system to wreak havoc on the lives of a judge, a fellow officer, and a young woman. Read full book review >

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STAY WITH ME by Garret Freymann-Weyr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 17, 2006

"Simply exquisite. (Fiction. YA)"
Freymann-Weyr's prose always has an incandescent intensity, never more so than when Leila Abranel tells how it was to live on the verge of age 17 after her much older sister Rebecca committed suicide. Read full book review >