Search Results: "Jeff Yeager"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"Useful information on frugality and retirement."
Retirement may be a long way off for many, but according to Yeager (The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches, 2007, etc.), there is never a better time to start thinking and preparing for that moment than the present. 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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Chuck Yeager Goes Supersonic by Alan W. Biermann
Released: Dec. 28, 2012

"An excellent work of children's nonfiction that just may inspire the next Chuck Yeager."
This straightforward biography engages young readers' imaginations, respects their intelligence and takes them along on an exciting, real-life adventure. 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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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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OVATION BY DEATH by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1996

"Looks like the Scottish play has another victim to answer for."
Shoehorned at a moment's notice into a backwoods Maine company's production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, sometime actress Vic Bowering has surprisingly little trouble stepping into the shoes of her predecessor, Garrett Heinrich, or slipping into the bed of her humpable leading man, TV star Nick Jacobs—even though she's being unfaithful to both her not-quite- ex Barry Laskin and her not-quite-lover Dan Duchinski (NYPD). Read full book review >

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EVICTION BY DEATH by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

Would chronically unemployed actress Victorian Bowering (Cancellation by Death, 1992) kill sleazy Upper West Side landlord Harvey Wood just because he threatened to veto the sublet that her lucrative touring job depended on? Read full book review >

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LIBATION BY DEATH by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 1998

"Despite all the skullduggery, and a surprisingly ingenious bunch of criminals, Vic's fourth packs no more punch than a Shirley Temple."
Actresses must eat, especially if they're six feet tall, so when it becomes clear that Victoria Bowering isn't going to be cast as the sixth Spice Girl, she agrees to take a job as the day bartender at Kerry McAleer's pub. Read full book review >

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SUMMER WILL END by Dorian Yeager
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1996

"The nonstop gossip is appropriately lightweight but lethal, the transparent murder plot just plain silly."
A serial killer in New Hampshire's peaceful Dovekey Beach? Read full book review >