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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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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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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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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THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR (WITH EACH OTHER) by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"This frothy family contretemps ends on a note of sincere reconciliation (once Reese's hair grows back out, anyway)—that's presumably upended in time for the sequel. (Fiction. 10-12)"
An escalating sibling spat delivers "a buttload of life lessons" along with tears, terrible smells, a dorky mohawk and massive numbers of video game casualties. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECTIONISTS by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Suspenseful and juicy. (Suspense. 14-18)"
In a gossipy thriller from the creator of Pretty Little Liars, a prank on a powerful and popular boy turns deadly. Read full book review >

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STUPID FAST by Geoff Herbach
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"A little tightening of the plot screws could have led to this uneven novel being stupid good. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A rambling ode to male adolescent angst. Read full book review >

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THE AMATEURS by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A twisty and ultimately satisfying romantic whodunit. (Mystery. 12-18)"
This mystery brings online friends together in their attempt to solve a murder, sparking more than one possible romance. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A hortatory call to arms for young people and a harsh critique of their ruling elders."
A young Canadian journalist argues that a unique generational values shift is occurring that may upend just about everything to save the planet. Read full book review >

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AIR by Geoff Ryman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Not always compelling as fiction, then, but containing many a worthy insight about how the world will be dragged further into the Information Age, like it or not."
Like the Internet, only more so. Read full book review >