Search Results: "Jeff Gelb"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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DARK DELICACIES by Del Howison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Sadly, nothing here goes bump in the night."
Twenty not-very-scary horror stories. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"The only major disappointment among the 18 otherwise-new stories is Mickey Spillane's quaint reminder of how little it took to make a mystery look risqué back in 1973."
Somebody must sure like sex capped by murder (few crimes here less weighty than homicide), since this sequel to Collins and Gelb's 2001 Flesh & Blood has appeared with all the impatient haste of a john circling a city block. Read full book review >

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FLESH & BLOOD by Max Allan Collins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Memo to next volume's contributors: Lust makes a great appetizer between the covers, but a more satisfying entrée between the sheets."
The concept must have seemed irresistible: Instead of using cats on vacation or Sherlock Holmes's Christmas to hang a collection of mysteries on, why not use something people are actually interested in reading about, like sweaty sex? Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"For the rest, Dick Lochte serves up an atmospheric triple-cross; Loren D. Estleman spins enough plot twists to make you forget, very briefly, about the low-orgasm count; and eight other tales bring the coupling back up to its normal speed for the series: about Mach 3."
A third helping of the stuff that makes the world go round, along with the stuff that brings it to an end, more often with a bang than a whimper. Read full book review >

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JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Unsatisfying as a novel, but the observations are piquant enough to make for an enjoyable read."
Part novel, part cultural travelogue, this latest from the British critic and novelist (The Ongoing Moment, 2005, etc.) consists of two sections, linked by the narrator's sensibility. Read full book review >

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BY WOMEN POSSESSED by Arthur Gelb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Although the Gelbs deeply admire O'Neill's talents, they portray the same cruel and desperately unhappy man who emerges from many other biographies."
A biography of the playwright who was haunted by three wives and his mother. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2008

"An interesting, approachable retelling of a well-established history."
A readable look at the rulers of the Jewish people, spanning more than a millennium. Read full book review >

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IKE AND MONTY by Norman Gelb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 1994

"Generals at War abounds with such telling anecdotes and also is given backbone by Gelb's (Desperate Venture, 1992) clear understanding of warfare and the politics of WW II. (26 b&w photos)"
This is a double portrait of the two very different personalities whose cooperation at the apex of the Allied military command in WW II had profound implications for the war effort. Read full book review >