Search Results: "Jesse Browner"


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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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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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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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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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WHAT WE BECOME by Jesse Karp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"It's gone from bland to worse. (Dystopia. 14 & up)"
Karp returns to the technocentric autocracy of Those That Wake (2011) armed with the same angry characters and exploring the same gadgetry issues, though with a large dose of conspiracy theory added this time around. Read full book review >

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THE HATERS by Jesse Andrews
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"A teen road trip packed with music and drama. There's plenty here to both love and hate. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Wes and Corey are haters. They are obsessed with music and even more obsessed with finding the reasons why everything they encounter falls short of greatness. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT THE END by Jesse Jordan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"A wickedly funny examination of what it means to choose your own destiny. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
A teenage outcast discovers he is the key to the world's undoing. Read full book review >

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JUBILEE KING by Jesse Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Weak stories, artificial people, real horses."
First-timer Shepard writes here about people and horses: far more convincingly so with the horses. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE by Jesse Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 18, 2007

"After a relatively cheery debut, the talented Kellerman (Sunstroke, 2005) travels to Ruth Rendell country, and the bet here is you won't have read a more nightmarish novel all year."
A shivery psychological thriller about a beautiful young female stalker. Read full book review >