Search Results: "Jesse Browner"


BOOK REVIEW

CONGLOMEROS by Jesse Browner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Bits of Lolita, Frankenstein, and any number of child-care manuals float freely through this savory stew—a captivating modern-day satire by an entertaining new writer."
Browner (whose translations include, most recently, CÇline: A Biography, p. 244) delivers a refreshingly comic and original first novel featuring the obsessive love of a well-to-do New Yorker for the mythical monster he corrupts. Read full book review >

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HOW DID I GET HERE? by Jesse Browner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015

"A searching, occasionally profound collection/memoir."
A United Nations staffer and novelist meditates on the question of "how…the life we live relate[s] to lives we might have lived or ought to have lived." Read full book review >

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JESSE by Marshall Frady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Well written and well balanced, this is essential reading for students of contemporary American politics in this election year. (First serial to the New Yorker; author tour)"
An ambitious biography of an ambitious and complex man. Read full book review >

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THE UNCERTAIN HOUR by Jesse Browner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A reflective evening in the face of death."
A long night's meditation on love, life and death amid the decadence of the Roman empire, for those who like their historical fiction steeped in philosophy. Read full book review >

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JESSE by Gary Soto
FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"A satisfying and enlightening story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jesse is a 17-year-old Chicano, struggling through the complexities of adolescence in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING HAPPENS TODAY by Jesse Browner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A light, modern and keen look at the discord between whimsy and prudence."
An angst-filled day in the life of a young man whose hope for an idyllic relationship is intruded upon by life's rich realities. Read full book review >

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TURNAWAY by Jesse Browner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"His second, more meditative, is nonetheless a powerful, ingenious work, further evidence that a writer of considerable talent has emerged."
A somber fable that offers a disturbing and persuasive portrait of the corrosive anomie of modern life as its effects are reflected in two very different people. Read full book review >

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JESSE OWENS by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Perfunctory reading list appended. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This soaring tribute to Owens reserves biographical details for the afterword, focusing instead on his Olympics experience from arrival in Berlin to triumphant ticker-tape parade back in New York. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Heartwarming."
A mother's passion-filled memoir of her fight to give her disabled son the life he deserved. Read full book review >

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JESSE JAMES by T.J. Stiles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2002

"A thoroughly impressive, eminently readable work of revisionist history."
In this excellent biography of the famed bandit, journalist/historian Stiles reveals his subject as less a Robin Hood than an Osama bin Laden for his time. Read full book review >

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MESSY JESSE by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A lighthearted story that toddlers will relate to. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about the joys of messy play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESSE VENTURA by Keith Elliot Greenberg
Released: Dec. 28, 1999

paper 0-8225-9680-6 A biography that highlights Ventura's controversial gubernatorial campaign; unfortunately, the book spends too much time fawning over Jesse "the Body" and too little time analyzing what's coming out of "the Mouth" for young readers to truly understand the man. Read full book review >