Search Results: "Jeremy Shere"


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RENEWABLE by Jeremy  Shere
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"A solid overview of an important, often misunderstood topic."
A bright, accessible account of renewable energy and its role in our lives. Read full book review >

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STUFF by Jeremy Strong
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"In spite of the unfortunately silly title, here's a British import that boys may devour just as girls have loved Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series. (Fiction. 12+)"
Fourteen-year-old Simon is a British boy working through a lot of problems: a new stepmother, a new stepsister, a school bully and a girlfriend named Delfine who's not as fine as a longed-for girl named Sky. Read full book review >

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BOY CAESAR by Jeremy Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"What wants to be a transgressive thunderclap ends up a mildly diverting exercise."
Third-century emperor and twenty-first-century academic find they've got oh-so-much in common. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"No landmark, then, but the time is ripe for an introductory synthesis, and MacClancy knows, and covers, the territory."
A wide-ranging summary, by an Oxford anthropologist, of existing studies and ideas—as well as historical material—on the meaning we find in food and eating. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Dauber's prose is swift, clean and clear, and the portrait that emerges is sharply focused."
In the latest entry in the publisher's Jewish Encounters series, Dauber (Yiddish Literature/Columbia Univ.; In the Demon's Bedroom: Yiddish Literature and the Early Modern, 2010, etc.) offers a brisk biography—and, at times, celebration—of the writer who created Tevye the Dairyman, the basis for what became Fiddler on the Roof. Read full book review >

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SALT by Jeremy Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2007

"Ultimately, Pip realizes that Goose has exerted the strongest influence in his life, a matriarch who 'battl[es] the clouds,' preserves family stories and never gives in to 'the temptation to give up.'"
A slowly paced debut novel in which the sights, smells and lore of the landscape of Norfolk, England, play at least as great a role as the characters who inhabit it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 1996

"Skip the ethical bombast and head straight for the prescriptive final chapter, where Iggers offers some practical, if not wholly original, solutions to our unhealthy obsessions with food and consumerism."
A culinary and cultural Luddite critiques the conspicuous consumption of modern American society. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2005

"Literary gossip, and catnip for book junkies."
A Canadian journalist who lived for a time at famed Parisian bookstore Shakespeare and Co. tells the story of its iconoclastic owner and his destitute but mostly merry band of boarders. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE FOR PARADISE by Jeremy Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An informative and well-documented story for readers interested in the intersection of business and ecology."
How a group of surfers and Central American villagers banded together to fight a multinational company and save an environmentally fragile stretch of Costa Rican shoreline. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2005

"Like the fruitless discussions about when life begins, discussions of the meaning of intelligence are best tabled. Let scientists get on with more of the interesting work reported here."
Anthropologist Narby plays the innocent abroad here, querying scientists around the world about intelligence—and finding it in everything that's alive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"It may puzzle readers of Son of the Morning Star and fans of They Died with Their Boots On, but this is an intriguing addition to the Custer literature all the same."
An eccentric though highly readable blend of history, travelogue, and memoir that follows a wobbly trail behind George Armstrong Custer's globetrotting widow. Read full book review >