Search Results: "Gerrie Ferris Finger"


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MURMURS OF INSANITY by Gerrie Ferris Finger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2014

"A more polished mystery than Dru's last case (The Devil Laughed, 2013), with some interesting insights on performance art, including debates about whether it's art at all."
Murder as performance art. Read full book review >

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RUNNING WITH WILD BLOOD by Gerrie Ferris Finger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"A heady mixture of thriller and mystery with so many red herrings that you'll need a trawler to catch them all."
A tracer of missing children investigates a murder involving an outlaw motorcycle gang. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL LAUGHED by Gerrie Ferris Finger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"Dru's third (The Last Temptation, 2012, etc.) provides plenty of quirky characters and surprising revelations but leaves a few loose ends."
An ex-cop and her ex-partner reunite to solve a complex crime. Read full book review >

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LAB NOTES by Gerrie Nelson
Released: May 21, 2012

"An interesting yarn in need of a thorough edit and a better exploration of the main character's motives and personae."
Nelson's adventure thriller is the captivating story of a dedicated young ethnobotanist lured to work for a wealthy Texas research institute by her former mentor. Read full book review >

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MUCH ADO ABOUT GRUBSTAKE by Jean Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"Twenty-four carat fun. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Rustle up a feisty, independent 16-year-old-girl named Arley who runs a rundown boarding house for three oddball, panned-out gold miners; a stranger dressed in black who rides into town on a black horse; a silver-tongued city slicker who offers to pay big bucks for tapped-out mines; a handsome newspaper editor wooed, to Arley's chagrin, by prissy, pretty Lacey dressed in dimity and lace gloves; and a baker named Wing Lee, known for his Chinese medicinal teas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 1992

"A singular voice, detailing rare and fascinating views of the early 20th-century South."
Unique stories of travels about the rural South, livestock trading, and persons famous and obscure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"There is much joy and beauty in this passage from speculation to demonstration, and we have Ferris to thank for his superb rendering, both of the shebang and of the science that studies the shebang. (Book-of-the-Month Club split main selection; History Book Club alternate selection)"
As Virgil led Dante through the thickets and circles of the inferno, so Ferris, a science writer's science writer, guides the reader through the clouds and bubbles, the singularities and uncertainties that characterize cosmology today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"The mind's sky indeed—but with clouds."
Ferris, who usually pokes around in outer space (Coming of Age in the Milky Way, The Red Shift, etc.), probes the inner kind as well in these amusing if far-fetched essays on the human mind, the search for extraterrestrial (and thus nonhuman) intelligence (SETI), and their intersection. Read full book review >

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THE UNNAMED by Joshua Ferris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Audacious, risky and powerfully bleak, with the author's unflinching artistry its saving grace."
A successful lawyer finds himself blindsided by a mysterious affliction in Ferris' sophomore effort, an even more ambitious and provocative novel than PEN/Hemingway Award winner Then We Came to the End (2007). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 17, 1998

"Despite these flaws, this biography will attract readers too young for John B. Severance's Thomas Jefferson (p. 1293). (b&w reproductions, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-13)"
In the Trailblazer Biography series, an entry that proceeds chronologically, through the highlights of Jefferson's life, from his boyhood in Virginia, college days, family, views on slavery, the construction of Monticello, his reluctant participation in the new government, retirement, and death, with an summary of his legacy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"In this colorful and well-researched history, the author shows persuasively how food has shaped and nourished Southern identity."
Food serves as a useful lens for examining race, economics, gender and class in the South, from plantation days to the present. Read full book review >

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BONE TRUTH by Anne Finger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Funny, stirring, tender, true."
Politics, art, memories, and dreams forge a potent identity as one woman tries to make sense of her life. Read full book review >