Search Results: "Jedediah Berry"


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THE MANUAL OF DETECTION by Jedediah Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2009

"Though its nonsense logic eventually lags behind its breakneck pace, Berry's debut is a boldly inventive deconstruction of Cartesian metaphysics, the criminal-justice system and the well-oiled detective story."
An unlikely sleuth anchors an unlikely investigation in Berry's fantastical melding of Kafka, Hitchcock and The Man Who Was Thursday. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2009

"For a sapient citizenry and a new administration, a graduate-level seminar on a civic philosophy that reminds us, 'Freedom is not just where you end up but also how you get there.'"
Young public intellectual considers anew some main currents in American thought. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Conservative in his respect for tradition, progressive in his calls for change, Purdy offers original insights by and for a generation that is too little heard from, or perhaps listened to. (Author tour)"
With this, his first book, Purdy, at age 24, emerges as a fresh and vibrant voice, calling for the renewal of commitment to and faith in American civic and political life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2003

"It's your empire, so get used to it. A thoughtful survey of things as they are, and an optimistic vision of things as they could be."
No one ever said running the world would be easy. Wunderkind pundit Purdy (For Common Things, 1999) offers a pensive argument for the US empire: a humane one, but an empire all the same. Read full book review >

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AFTER NATURE by Jedediah Purdy
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A profound vision of post-humanistic ethics."
Purdy (Law/Duke Univ.; A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom, 2009, etc.) examines the growing awareness of the relationship between humans and other species, which could create "a Copernican revolution in ethical imagination." Read full book review >

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OTHERMOON by Nina Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"More substantial and satisfying than it looks. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Readers who've been desperate to learn what happens next to teen shape-shifter Desdemona Grey and her band of Otherkin (2012) will find plenty to enjoy in the action-packed sequel. Read full book review >

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ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME by Julie Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A tale of uncommon elegance, power and originality. (Historical thriller. 12 & up)"
Eighteen-year-old Judith Finch gradually reveals the horror of her two-year disappearance in a stunning historical murder mystery and romance. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S OSTRICH by Julie Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Readers looking for easy laughs will find them here. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
What do you do with an emperor who has "the heart of a rotten onion and the spine of a soup noodle"? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2007

"A riveting account of the bluegrass bluebloods who embodied Lincoln's prewar notion of a 'house divided' more than he ever expected."
A compelling collective biography of the Kentucky in-laws of Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE CROSSED WIRES by Linda Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2009

"Droll dialogue from Hen and Trudy (Death and the Family Tree, 2007, etc.) and a rather sweet rendering of small-town life. Still, the motive is a bit shaky, and a major clue is all but shouted from the rooftops early on."
Ungodliness erupts during a baptism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"But his insight into the mind of young players, combined with his considerable interviewing skills and charm, will draw in the more casual tennis fan as well."
A former ranked junior player, Berry (Tough Draw: The Path to Tennis Glory, 1992) again brings his expertise to bear on the pro tennis circuit. Read full book review >