Search Results: "Jeff Greenfield"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Well researched and thought through—an interesting, plausible exercise in pop history that doesn't take itself too seriously."
What would have happened if Lee Harvey Oswald had been off by a hair on Nov. 22, 1963? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2011

"Politics wonks will find much to chew on here, and sci-fi writers might find a few what-if moments to play with as well."
For want of iron will on the part of an assassin, John F. Kennedy lived a few years longer than he might have. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE by Jeff Greenfield
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"A grand entertainment cum history lesson whose triumphant bad taste, genuine wit, and uncommon sense could and should make it a landslide winner in the marketplace. (Film rights to Savoy Pictures; author tour)"
ABC-TV commentator Greenfield offers an antic first novel with a deadly serious point about the absurd perils posed by the electoral college. Read full book review >

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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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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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GREENFIELD FOR PRESIDENT by Arthur D. Robbins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2000

"Political satire 101. Or, when targets balloon as large as Robbins's, the fun goes out of deflation."
A debut novel in which satirical darts strike political targets that don't move around a lot. 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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"From H.G. Wells to Alvin Toffler to Francis Fukuyama, writers who predict the future based on a snapshot of the present have a mediocre success rate. Readers will appreciate Greenfield's description of brain development and function but should allow a few decades to pass before agreeing that dramatic changes in computer technology will mark the end of life as we know it."
A neuroscientist skillfully explains how our unique identity and consciousness develop from the "biochemical banality" of our physical brain, and then strains to reveal how today's dazzlingly intrusive technology may change it. Read full book review >

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A Change of Consciousness by Rand Greenfield
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A lighthearted, appealing journey through America from the '60s to the present day."
Greenfield's debut memoir traverses his own memories, from his cultural awakening during the hippie movement of the 1960s to the many places it led him. Read full book review >