Search Results: "Jeffrey Eugenides"


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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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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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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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CLICK! by Jeffrey Ebbeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"An enjoyable bedtime story that demands to be heard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An industrious lamp in the shape of a bird fixes all things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM STONE by Jeffrey Kluger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Young readers will feel for Lillie and not be comforted by hope in magical African stones and bread baking. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Lillie has lived her whole life in slavery on the Greenfog plantation in South Carolina. Read full book review >

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LOYAL DISLOYALTY by Jeffrey Ashford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"It's only when the police step in that things get predictable."
Someone is using a series of stolen dogs to lure unsuspecting women into the back of his car and rape them, and the someone is stuffy parvenu Thomas Walker-Jones, who owns Royal Motors and secretly has an interest in a convenient wrecking company called Jones and Son as well. Read full book review >

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Released: July 14, 2008

"A novel that asks what torture is, how far it can go and why society allows it as a means to an end."
Former Army intelligence officer John Powers, back in the States from Iraq, is arrested after a vigilante campaign to rid his neighborhood of drugs and undergoes a series of brutal interrogations in this nihilistic screed set in the near future. Read full book review >