Search Results: "Jeremy Duns"


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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"The immediacy of Duns' writing grabs and suspends the reader in a beautifully realized heartbeat of recent history."
A trio of gritty spy yarns featuring British double agent Paul Dark. Read full book review >

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FREE AGENT by Jeremy Duns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"The plotting is delectably tricky, but the character of Dark requires more shading before he returns for the promised next episode."
Journalist Duns debuts with a thriller offering more spins than a Bolshoi gala, as an MI6 agent combs Nigeria for a lost love who can untangle a labyrinthine scheme devised during World War II. 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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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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THE LAST DAYS OF VIDEO by Jeremy Hawkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"A novel that manages to be both very funny and very sad, with an unrepentant belief in both movies and love served with a cleverness and irreverence that are difficult to resist."
In this funny, surprisingly tender debut novel, Hawkins tells the story of a misfit group of video-store employees whose efforts to save their beloved shop offer the reader a cast of lovable oddities and a streak of infectious adoration for the power of movies. Read full book review >

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THE HARM IN HATE SPEECH by Jeremy Waldron
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 2012

"A spirited defense without being heavy-handed."
A vigorously argued, intelligent challenge to the "liberal bravado" of U.S. First Amendment scholars. 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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A PALETTE OF PARTICLES by Jeremy Bernstein
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2013

"Bernstein delves into some areas that will flummox beginners, but few will resist his accounts of the history, flamboyant geniuses (many of whom he knew personally), and basics of protons, neutrons and electrons that make up the familiar world."
Physicist and prolific author Bernstein (Quantum Leaps, 2009, etc.) applies his fine talents to this short but not simplified overview of subatomic particles. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTOR OF LOST THINGS by Jeremy Page
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"Page shapes a fascinating historical narrative and has moving insights into our sometimes-dubious relationship to the natural world."
Eliot Saxby, the collector of the title and narrator of the book, heads for the Arctic in search of the elusive—and perhaps extinct—great auk. 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 >