Search Results: "Geoff Shepard"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2008

"Contains a number of intriguing, new details that diminish the standing of those who drove Nixon from office."
A Nixon White House staffer revisits Watergate and deems it principally "a highly partisan political maneuver led by, and for the benefit of, Teddy Kennedy." Read full book review >

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SAM SHEPARD by John J. Winters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A thorough, admiring work that is nonetheless honest about what the author views as Shepard's late-career decline."
A journalist who has devoted years to Shepard's life and works debuts with a comprehensive account of the life of the prolific playwright, poet, fiction writer, musician, and more. Read full book review >

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ELVIS HORNBILL, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BIRD by Steve Shepard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1991

A role-reversal for the 90's: the narrator and his wife, Americans living in Africa, adopt a hornbill and name him Elvis, hoping he'll become a rock star. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW ME by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Skip. (Mystery. 14-16)"
The teenage detectives from The Amateurs (2016) return, sent on a chase by their adversary. Read full book review >

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THE CELESTIALS by Karen Shepard
Released: June 11, 2013

"Balancing cultural history with soap opera isn't easy, but Shepard manages to succeed on both counts."
Shepard's (An Empire of Women, 2000, etc.) latest novel is based on a true piece of labor history: In 1870, Calvin Sampson, who owned a shoe factory in North Adams, Mass., broke a strike by importing 75 Chinese immigrants who worked at reduced rates. Read full book review >

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YOU THINK THAT'S BAD by Jim Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2011

"The narrator of one story in this collection writes that, when the weather rages, communication is 'reduced to hand signals with mittens.' Some of this writing feels like that."
A story collection of expansive postmodernism that combines bursts of humor with flashes of tragedy. Read full book review >

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A BURGLAR'S GUIDE TO THE CITY by Geoff Manaugh
NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"Manaugh's authoritative writing wields a descriptive elegance, but while much in the book seems self-evident, he goes to great lengths to define it, and now and then, this laboring of the obvious results in unnecessary padding."
Manaugh (The BLDGBLOG Book, 2009) melds a romantic's taste for the furtive with the nitty-gritty of subverting architectural design in this fascinating, occasionally overfurnished examination of the art and science of burglary.Read full book review >

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THE CITY UNDER THE SKIN by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"This 'cartographic thriller' by the British-born, Los Angeles-based Nicholson doesn't always rise to its subject, but it does a good job of making us think about our surroundings and the people in them."
Young women with maps crudely tattooed on their backs hold answers to the mysteries posed in Nicholson's arch urban thriller. Read full book review >

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DEADWEATHER AND SUNRISE by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"Fans of pirates and perilous quests will certainly enjoy this tale of hijinks on the high seas and eagerly anticipate the next installment of Egg's story. (Adventure. 9-14)"
This promising new series starts out strong with a story filled to the brim with pirates, treasure, intrigue and swashbuckling suspense. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE LETTERS OF T. RIMBERG by Geoff Herbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Herbach's debut is an odd read—simple, even spartan, on one hand, but luxuriantly flaky on the other."
The epistolary novel lives, albeit in this rather strange variation. Read full book review >

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INDONESIA by Geoff Simons
NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2000

"An excellent country profile and a jarring reminder that Indonesians continue to fight for democratic rights today, something not lost on the East Timorese, the latest, most public victims of Indonesian aggression."
A fine, grim politicaleconomic history of Indonesia, from the first colonial state to the appointment of Habibie after the Suharto meltdown, from Simons (Libya: The Struggle for Survival, not reviewed). Read full book review >