Search Results: "Jeffrey M. Green"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO NEVER STOPPED SLEEPING by Aharon Appelfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Appelfeld's style is never flashy, but the plainness of his writing gives post-Holocaust events both starkness and power."
Prolific author Appelfeld once again delivers with a novel of great sensitivity, finely attuned to the difficulties of responding to post-Holocaust living. Read full book review >

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BLOOMS OF DARKNESS by Aharon Appelfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"Poignant and tender without being sentimental, the novel achieves its powerful emotive effects through simplicity and understatement—a beautiful read."
An unadorned and heartbreaking tale of a young boy coming of age during World War II. Read full book review >

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ADAM AND THOMAS by Aharon Appelfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Deeply moving and powerful: unforgettable. (Historical fiction. 10-18)"
Two Jewish boys are caught up in the horrors of Nazi persecution. Read full book review >

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SUDDENLY, LOVE by Aharon Appelfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Appelfeld writes simply but gorgeously about important things, and the translation is particularly graceful and supple."
A quiet, moving and utterly convincing story about the growing love between an aging author and his companion. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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ALL IS NOT LOST
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman

Cover Story: In the Clouds
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Heavy, Yet Hopeful
Anti-Bonus Factor: Suicide
Relationship Status: Here For You

Trigger Warning: Teach Me to Forget deals with attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, cutting, severe depression, how suicide affects the people who are ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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THREE BOOKS ABOUT GAME SHOWS
by Leila Roy

While the multiple sexual harassment lawsuits make him a somewhat problematic figure now, Bob Barker was a hugely iconic figure in my childhood. I was really only allowed to watch daytime television when I was home sick from school, so I associate him—and The Price is Right—with lying on the couch with the flu. A weird treat for a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLUE LIMBO by Terence M. Green
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Rousing but improbable, with Mitch's witty, irreverent old dad stealing the show."
Near-future cop-on-the-rampage from the author of the similar Barking Dogs (1988), etc. Despairing, cuckolded cop Mitch Helwig blows up a vast warehouse belonging to 21st-century Toronto's current criminal Mr. Big—and gets suspended for his pains. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN MYKONOS by Jeffrey M. Siger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Siger's intimate knowledge of Mykonos adds color and interest to his serviceable prose and his simple premise. The result is a surprisingly effective debut novel."
Can Greece's first serial killer be stopped before he claims another victim? Read full book review >

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A WITNESS TO LIFE by Terence M. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 1999

"A phenomenal idea, like applying the detail of Joyce's Dublin or the techniques of Dos Passos's USA to a single family."
Prequel to Green's Shadow of Ashland (1996) and immensely superior to it. Read full book review >

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STONE BLOOD by R. M. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"A well-crafted story hiding under its more esoteric elements."
Green's debut novel is a peculiar meditation on the natures of art and creation, well-paced with a singular character at its center. Read full book review >