Search Results: "Jeffrey Eugenides"


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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"One of the best anthologies of recent years, as well as commanding proof that its editor is as expert a reader and critic as he is a novelist."
Eugenides (Middlesex, 2002, etc.) offers a perfect Valentine's Day gift for lovers of literary fiction. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGIN SUICIDES by Jeffrey Eugenides
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Not to be missed."
Debut novelist Eugenides is a heavyweight: proof of it is in nearly every pitch-perfect sentence of this startlingly and very good book. Read full book review >

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FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Sprightly or serious, Eugenides consistently writes about complex lives with depth and compassion."
Well-off, well-intentioned people find their just-so lives upended, often in curious ways, in this first collection of short stories by Eugenides (The Marriage Plot, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Dazzling work—Eugenides continues to show that he is one of the finest of contemporary novelists."
A stunning novel—erudite, compassionate and penetrating in its analysis of love relationships. Read full book review >

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MIDDLESEX by Jeffrey Eugenides
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2002

"A virtuosic combination of elegy, sociohistorical study, and picaresque adventure: altogether irresistible."
The verbal energy and narrative range of Saul Bellow's early fiction (say, The Adventures of Augie March) are born again in this dazzling second novel, long-awaited since The Virgin Suicides (1993). Read full book review >

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JEFFREY STRANGEWAYS by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Murphy's adept pen drawings add a lot to the fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of The Worst Witch (1974) tells a funny story about a medieval 11-year-old whose rescue of the local knight- errant is the result of slapstick-style good luck. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR JEFFREY by Constance M. Foland
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For sheer tear-jerking, this is not up to Lurlene McDaniel's formulaic novels, but it has rewarding moments. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a loving, occasionally sentimental story, Dodie is having a hard year: her parents are separated, and heading for divorce; her older brother, once a comrade, now finds her useless; her hopes for the school talent show are squashed by a disastrous tryout; and there is no one her age in the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS JEFFREY AND JEANNE by Jeanne Baier
Released: June 9, 2011

"An effective, if visually undistinguished, tale with a straightforward message of reassurance for children affected by divorce."
A picture book offering the point of view of twins offers affirmation and comfort to young children of separated parents. Read full book review >

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JEFFREY BEAR CLEANS UP HIS ACT by John Steptoe
Released: April 28, 1983

"The sanitation-man is a bore, the teacher is a horror—and if the lesson's supposed to be that kids can't do better, it's not much of one."
The idea behind that slangy title is pretty crude too—but in an almost prissy way. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen Turner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Less emotionally powerful than Eugenides's earlier adventures, but still a winner. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Like all loyal soldiers of Attolia, Costis hates Eugenides, his new king. Read full book review >

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INDELIBLE by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Amazingly, Slaughter manages between past and present stories while maintaining suspense in both by the simple device of showing the pettiest, most everyday conflicts imaginable constantly in danger of exploding in violence."
A hostage crisis sends medical examiner Sara Lintonhurtling through a maze of memories to a nightmare from her earliest days with her ex-husband, Grant County police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. Read full book review >