Search Results: "Jim Frederick"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A riveting picture of life outside the wire in Iraq, where '[y]ou tell a guy to go across a bridge, and within five minutes he's dead.'"
Harrowing account of the atmospherics, commission and aftermath of a war crime. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"Short on history and ideas, but worth it for the rare view inside the North Korean moonscape."
A riveting account of what happened to a U.S. sergeant after he walked across the DMZ and defected to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in 1965. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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INLAND by K.C. Frederick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2006

"Atmospheric and textured but lacking a payoff."
Muffled sketch of Cold War U.S. culture. Read full book review >

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BLUESEED PRODIGY by Frederick Ford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2013

"Lackluster action with an unrelenting ideological bent."
In Ford's debut political thriller, a coalition of anti-capitalist groups plots to destroy an offshore hub for foreign entrepreneurs and businessmen, thereby tightening their grip over world power. Read full book review >

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BEAUTY by Frederick Dillen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Kudos to Dillen for his unusual premise. The workplace drama that follows is rousing, if predictable."
After a career closing factories, a woman reclaims her blue-collar roots, revives a plant and saves a community. Read full book review >

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SNOWBOARDING TO NIRVANA by Frederick Lenz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Lenz has written a comic masterpiece, whether he meant to or not."
Real-life snowboarder Lenz (Surfing the Himalayas, 1995) takes us, in what may be the most hilarious spiritual quest since Candide, on a most excellent pilgrimage through the mountains of Nepal. Read full book review >

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PETER SIMPLE by Frederick Marryat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"This is one of the most attractive and neglected early Victorian novels, and its selection alone bodes well for a very promising series."
paper 0-8050-5565-7 The enduring popularity of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels has fortuitously stimulated Norton's new Heart of Oak Sea Classics. Read full book review >

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ROGUE by Frederick Ramsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Suspense builds slowly in Ike's fifth procedural (Choker, 2008, etc.). Its low-key charm particularly rewards readers already familiar with the characters."
A volatile small-town sheriff will stop at nothing to find the person responsible for putting his fiancé in a coma. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Gourmets and gourmands alike will savor Kaufman's keen, caustic anatomy of the American palate."
A series of trenchant arguments about the consistency of Americans' feelings for food, our great common denominator. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 5, 1993

"He remains something of a cipher, recording but not reacting to the world through which he passes."
Uneven account of a 14-month-long exploration of the Gulf Coast as it arcs from the tourist traps of Key West to the temples of the Yucatan Peninsula. Read full book review >