Search Results: "Hilary Duff"


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ELIXIR by Hilary Duff
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Nice-guy supporters will resent the bum rap Duff gives to Ben, Clea's other admirer, but they're the wrong audience for this purple, obsessive, murderrific series opener. (Paranormal romance/horror. YA)"
Ludicrous wish-fulfillment trappings surround immortality, gore and passion. Read full book review >

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TRUE by Hilary Duff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"Danger romance at its most digestible, ready to be gobbled and forgotten. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
If someone's your true love, just stay devoted while he slams you into the wall and crushes your best friend's hands until she passes out. Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMY OF ILLNESS by Kat Duff
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Readers accustomed to more straightforward accounts may find Duff's musings difficult to accept; still, her insights into common attitudes toward illness, and into the changes wrought in an individual by illness, are often enlightening."
From the sickbed of a woman of ``mystical temperament'': very personal, sometimes quirky, essays on illness, blending 20th-century psychology with holistic spirituality. Read full book review >

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ONCE WERE WARRIORS by Alan Duff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Duff shows courage in attacking the view that assimilation is the first step out of poverty, and he does so by spinning a compelling tale."
Upon its New Zealand publication in 1990, this controversial debut novel rocketed to the bestseller list. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A must-read for the business crowd."
Nicely crafted debut recounting JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's climb to the pinnacle of American finance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"A tome that alternates between a useful exposé and a slog—best for HBS alumni and business historians."
A massively detailed history of Harvard Business School since its founding in 1908 and a searing critique of the school's impact on American capitalism. Read full book review >

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THE HOLY BOOK OF THE BEARD by Duff Brenna
Released: March 1, 1996

"Stylistically assured, then, but badly stunted."
Brenna (The Book of Mamie, 1989) comes of age a second time, here in the guise of a biker called Jasper John—an adolescent rebel who eventually settles down with some help from assorted weirdos who work in a San Diego diner. Read full book review >

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TOO COOL by Duff Brenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1998

"But, like Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, E's a hard kid to care about."
Willard Motley's Knock on Any Door ("Live fast, die young, and make a good-looking corpse") gets shifted from big-city slums to Colorado small towns and Denver by the self-assured Brenna (The Holy Book of the Beard, 1996, etc.), who moves like cat through the roiling minds and bodies of his adolescent characters. Read full book review >

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SLEIGHT OF HAND by Sue Duff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2015

"The plot thickens and danger mounts in the series' best installment thus far."
Revelations abound in this third volume of Duff's (Off Beat, 2017, etc.) Weir Chronicles as erstwhile magician Ian Black learns that he may be just a pawn in someone else's game. Read full book review >

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IT'S SO EASY by Duff McKagan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"McKagan doesn't add much to the oft-told GNR story, but fans will be thrilled by this honest, detailed memoir."
Do we need another tell-all from another Guns N' Roses member? Sure, why not? Read full book review >