Search Results: "James Meek"


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THE HEART BROKE IN by James Meek
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Richly drawn characters behaving in unexpected ways make Meek's (We are Now Beginning our Descent, 2008, etc.) latest a gem."
Scientists may have some luck in explaining how our bodies function and malfunction, but who can tell the ways of the heart? Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE’S ACT OF LOVE by James Meek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A provocative, skillfully plotted, emotionally engaging fiction—and a giant step forward for the gifted Meek."
Religious fanaticism and impassioned political radicalism are the combustible conjoined themes of the globetrotting British journalist's third novel. Read full book review >

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MIA THE MEEK by Eileen Boggess
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Borderline farce, but fun and funny. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An insecure freshman sets out to improve her self-esteem in this hilarious tale of teen transformation. Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In an afterword, Jacobs describes his contact with one of Printer's books, an encounter that only makes this novel more vital. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jacobs (Sleepers, Wake, 1991) makes clear the tragedy of an artist inhibited by the circumstances of his birth in this unusual historical novel, set during a brutal English-Indian war in 17th-century Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Too bad his biographer can't claim the same. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Novick, who previously dissected the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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