Search Results: "Jann S. Wenner"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Much of this work is available in earlier collections such as The Great Shark Hunt, but that doesn't make this any less essential—a fine gathering by one of the best writers of our time."
The late master of gonzo journalism and dispenser of drug-addled opinion returns with this collection of his pieces for Rolling Stone magazine. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"An intimate look at the production of glitzy megabooks by a money machine."
His final wife sends bestselling novelist Harold Robbins a valentine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1994

"Too little art, too little science."
This generic cookbook alters old favorites slightly and then tries to pass them off as newfangled. Read full book review >

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FORM FOR MURDER by Melissa Wenner
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Appealing despite some flaws."
A cozy mystery with literary aspirations by first-time author Wenner. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH EINSTEIN by Kate Wenner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"The fallout of America's atomic nightmare in a touching, humanistic story."
A grimly fascinating tale set in New York City in summer 1975, when the daughter of a nuclear physicist faces—with the help of her four therapists—the psychological damage caused by her father's early death. Read full book review >

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LEAVING A MARK by Jody Wenner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"Memorable characters, setting, and mystery elevate this story of adolescent angst."
A young woman overcomes adversity while uncovering family secrets in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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SETTING FIRES by Kate Wenner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Wenner is a skilled writer who weaves an entertaining debut tale while offering a truthful and touching portrait of a family held together—and torn apart—by guilt and lies."
A middle-aged woman explores the origins of a fire that guts the family's weekend home—and comes to grips with the death of her father. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

INFINITY LOST by S. Harrison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"All setup with no payoff. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A teenage girl's mysterious dreams suggest her past isn't what she remembers. Read full book review >

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Still Standing by S. Foster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"A sometimes-touching recollection that is outclassed by similar efforts in the growing genre of military memoirs."
A memoir about a young soldier's travails. Read full book review >

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A MAP OF WHERE I LIVE by S. Shankar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1997

"The two tales never entirely mesh, and the anger at human perfidy remains curiously muted."
A beautifully rendered if often attenuated first novel about social disintegration in India and in a contemporary Lilliput. Read full book review >