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BOOK REVIEW

THE IMMORALITY ENGINE by George Mann
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Still, it's a rousing adventure, and Newbury/Hobbes fans will revel."
Third Victorian occult/steampunk adventure for Queen Victoria's special agent Sir Maurice Newbury, his doughty sidekick Veronica Hobbes and their bluff, tough counterpart, Chief Inspector Sir Charles Bainbridge of Scotland Yard (The Osiris Ritual, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE AFFINITY BRIDGE by George Mann
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2009

"Seething melodrama set against a vividly imagined backdrop; what's missing is a thematic center."
Steampunk series opener and first U.S. appearance for this U.K.-based writer and editor of various anthologies. Read full book review >

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THE EXECUTIONER'S HEART by George Mann
Released: July 9, 2013

"Exciting but less than fully satisfying."
Fourth Victorian occult/steampunk adventure for Queen Victoria's special agents Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes and their Scotland Yard counterpart, Chief Inspector Sir Charles Bainbridge (The Immorality Engine, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SOLARIS BOOK OF NEW SCIENCE FICTION by George Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"Stands as proof that science fiction is alive and well."
A wide range of topics and diverse styles characterizes this enjoyable collection of science-fiction stories. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MAN by Elizabeth Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Exceptional. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A tale of finding a place to belong with a specific setting but universal appeal. Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR'S CONTRACT by Paul Mann
Released: Feb. 7, 1990

A cheerful shoot-'em-up showing just how far a rogue branch of the Provos will go to liberate Belfast and Derry and reunite Ireland. Read full book review >

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CLASS A by Lucas Mann
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"A grand slam."
In the tradition of football's Friday Night Lights, a young writer spends a year (and more) following the fortunes of a baseball team: the Class A Clinton, Iowa, LumberKings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DIFFERENCE by Judy Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 1994

"Mann makes such a clean, convincing case for breaking destructive gender roles that, even though it covers much old ground, this should be read by every parent for its practical advice."
Washington Post columnist Mann draws on the revolution that Carol Gilligan began over a decade ago—presenting an accessible case for the differences between boys and girls and proposing strategies for raising less limited, more self-aware women and men. Read full book review >

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LEGACY TO POWER by Robert Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 1992

"An absorbing account of one of America's great Çminences grises. (Photos—not seen.)"
Adroitly told biography of Russell Long, longtime US senator from Louisiana, by his former press secretary. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR FAUSTUS by Thomas Mann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1997

"Mann's most Dostoevskyan novel should, in this splendid new version, speak more powerfully than ever to contemporary readers."
The modest Thomas Mann boom, begun with the recent publication (by New Directions) of his early stories, continues with this fine new English translation of the author's last great novel, first published in 1948. Read full book review >

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GEORGE W. BUSH by James Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Presidential reputations often improve with time and rarely decline. Aware of this, Mann delivers a remarkably evenhanded account, eschewing the painful emotions many readers will feel until historians sort matters out."
The latest in the admirable American Presidents series is premature because too little time has passed to evaluate our 43rd president, but Mann (Fellow in Residence/Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Advanced International Studies; The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House, 2012, etc.) writes an insightful biography without much partisanship.Read full book review >