Search Results: "Jesse Klausmeier"


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OPEN THIS LITTLE BOOK by Jesse Klausmeier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A delightful and timely homage to reading and, more, to books themselves. (Picture book. 3-8)"
You really can't judge a book by its cover! Read full book review >

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HERE’S WHERE I STAND by Jesse Helms
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Self-serving, as a politician's memoir will be—and almost perfectly unrevealing."
Who is America's greatest enemy? Not bin Laden, not Hussein—no, the bad guys, suggests right-wing doyen Helms, are the liberal media and anyone of a liberal bent. Read full book review >

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CAVANILA'S CHOICES by Jesse Sisken
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"An intriguing debut in a well-drawn ancient setting populated with shallow leaders who care for either their people or their own power."
In Sisken's debut novel, the first in a trilogy about the end of the Minoan Empire, a young priestess questions her gods in the face of the destruction of her island home. Read full book review >

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THE FOLLY OF THE WORLD by Jesse Bullington
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"An ambitious but rather harrowing novel."
Bullington (The Enterprise of Death, 2011, etc.) delivers another dark historical tale, this time set in 15th-century Holland. Read full book review >

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ALL OR NOTHING by Jesse Schenker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Schenker's candid memoir chronicles the painful journey of a man striving for both culinary perfection and inner peace."
An award-winning chef reveals his addictions. Read full book review >

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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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O BEAUTIFUL by Jesse Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"A sitcom posing as a novel about a person who is hardly there."
A very thin first novel-of-manners with some tepid social satire—all about an overrefined homosexual on the fringes of the theater world who falls in love and rooms with a man who's straight. Read full book review >

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SHOT-BLUE by Jesse Ruddock
Released: March 14, 2017

"A moving, lyrical novel that explores the emotional pain of hardship on children."
Poverty, youth, and longing collide on an isolated Canadian island in Ruddock's searing debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE WAY THROUGH DOORS by Jesse Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Although not for readers without patience for experimental fiction, this Jungian house of mirrors offers riches, including fractured fables whose characters occasionally threaten to burst their archetypal bonds."
Surreal tale from Ball (Samedi the Deafness, 2007, etc.), an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, of a young pamphleteer, a Coney Island guess artist and their joint effort to search for and save an amnesiac woman. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2012

"An accessible, lively, thought-provoking book for anyone curious about what it means to be human."
Research psychologist Bering (The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life, 2011, etc.) tackles touchy subjects with aplomb and humor in this snappy compilation of essays. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SET A FIRE AND WHY by Jesse Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A brilliant portrayal of a girl who's quite aware of what she's going through."
A troubled adolescent girl dreams of setting fire to the world. Read full book review >

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Released: July 11, 2017

"Good fuel for the fire for those who decry the rise of corporate power, a rise unlikely to be altered by the current administration."
Fierce indictment of a parallel-universe judicial system that punishes the poor but increasingly lets the rich walk away from the wreckage of their crimes. Read full book review >