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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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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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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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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Released: April 1, 1998

"The push-me-pull-me here of the text and the sub-text, of biography and autobiography, turns up the volume on this fascinating symbiosis, which casts a new light on creativity and the importance of destiny."
Dyer writes two books at once, his own life and a challenging life of D.H. Lawrence, in this unique performance. Read full book review >

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UNCONQUERED COUNTRIES by Geoff Ryman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 1994

"Others will note the artificially heightened prose, the clever mechanics, the polished inventiveness, the ulterior meanings, and they will remain emotionally unmoved."
Four novellas, two previously unpublished, from the author of the acclaimed Was (1992) and The Child Garden (1990). ``The Unconquered Country'' (1986), Ryman's allegorical dark fantasy about Cambodia and Vietnam, has previously appeared as a book in its own right. ``O Happy Day!'' (1985), a tale of sociobiology and feminist backlash, features a transit camp run by homosexual men to which trainloads of males are dispatched for extermination by the feminists now controlling the country. Read full book review >

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PARIS TRANCE by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Pointless to a fault, pock-marked with clichés about expatriates and la vie bohéme: a chronicle of squandered youth that would have seemed old-hat 50 years ago."
English music- and literary-critic Dyer (Out of Sheer Rage, 1998, etc.) offers his first novel—a disappointing improvisation on the Parisian themes of Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Read full book review >