Search Results: "Jeremy Schaap"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Explodes off the blocks and proceeds with grace and fluidity."
From the author of Cinderella Man (2005), another true-life tale of an underdog asserting his worth with a sports triumph. Read full book review >

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DRINKING WITH MEN by Rosie Schaap
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"The conclusions reached are familiar, but Schaap's talent for balancing self-revelation with humor, melancholy and wisdom turn an otherwise niche topic into one with greater appeal."
A memoir from This American Life contributor and New York Times Magazine "Drink" columnist Schaap. Read full book review >

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BOO HOO BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"This selection will resonate with listeners, who will likely cringe as Bird mistakenly offers, yet again, to be on the receiving end of another game of catch. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Tankard's latest will tickle the funny bones—and tug at the heartstrings—of its young audience. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY BIRD by Jeremy Tankard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A delightful romp. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Bird's animal friends are patient, generous, and seemingly used to his endless complaints from previous outings in Grumpy Bird, (2007) and Boo Hoo Bird (2010). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"For specialists only."
Ponderous explication of the complex relationship between Britain and her 13 American colonies. Read full book review >

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The Book of Wisdom by Jeremy  Falcon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A twisty thriller that proves to be a wily, if textually dense, adventure.
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From debut author Falcon comes a novel about an ancient musical manuscript and those who seek to decipher it. Read full book review >

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THE LAST FOUR DAYS OF PADDY BUCKLEY by Jeremy Massey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Highly readable and entertaining, though far-fetched in key moments, the novel benefits especially from Massey's mostly restrained, deadpan Irish sense of humor."
A man working for a Dublin funeral home runs afoul of one of Ireland's top gangsters in this dark, comic, and sometimes-romantic debut. Read full book review >

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FRANCO'S CRYPT by Jeremy Treglown
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A dense, comparative tome that should act as a challenge to students of Spanish."
In a studious, occasionally turgid work, accomplished British biographer Treglown (V.S. Pritchett, 2004, etc.) explores the legacy of Francisco Franco in monument and art. Read full book review >

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Released: March 23, 2001

"Delightful prose and steady observations distinguish this thoughtful narrative of a complex life."
Green's literary reputation may have lost some luster in the half-century since his last publication, but Treglown (English/Univ. of Warwick) restores its brightness in a lucid and captivating biography. Read full book review >