Search Results: "Joel Brenner"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A sobering, sober-minded manifesto."
A former National Counterintelligence Executive for the NSA writes that the United States is right now being infiltrated by online spies, thieves and virtual warriors. Read full book review >

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BILLY JOEL by Mark Bego
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Plenty of factoids and musical insight about our Piano Man, but at the end of this catty biography, Billy Joel is still The Stranger."
The book that millions of fans have pined for…sort of. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A tidy synthesis, but not so insightful that it can succeed without the horse's mouth. (30 b&w photos)"
Though top-heavy on the business side, this look at pop idol Billy Joel pulls together many aspects of his life, even if they fail to cohere fully. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"A taut real-life thriller."
The story of two teams of OSS commandos dropped behind enemy lines to cut off Nazi transportation routes through the rugged Italian Alps. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2016

"Though a balanced, objective study of the case would be useful and illuminating, Grumet does provide a readable look at the nitty-gritty of New York's political machine."
Post-mortem of an unusual Supreme Court case regarding the separation of church and state. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2008

"A rich and masterful memoir with great value for aspiring practitioners of the genre, as well as discerning readers."
Vanity Fair writer at large Brenner (Great Dames: What I Learned from Older Women, 2000, etc.) pens an absorbing account of her fractious relationship with her brother. Read full book review >

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VOICES by Barbara Brenner
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Our garden / doesn't spread out very far, it's a little affair / in which we won't lose each other. / For you and me it's enough." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The glimpses of the artist's development in this handsome book provides may be apocryphal autobiography from West himself (Brenner bases her incidents on his account of his childhood), but the charm and innocence of his delinquencies will attract readers. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
A folk-art quality infuses Dunrea's clean-lined and pleasing gouache illustrations for this highly appealing biography from Brenner (The Earth is Painted Green, 1994, etc.) on the childhood of America's first world-famous artist, Benjamin West. Read full book review >

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LARGE ANIMALS IN EVERYDAY LIFE by Wendy Brenner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1996

"Quirky, challenging tales and an impressive debut."
The latest Flannery O'Connor Award winner offers a first volume of 11 stories (most originally published in literary reviews) featuring odd young women and men dealing with loss, failed relationships, and the difficulties of adulthood. Read full book review >

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THE FOREVER SUMMER by Jamie Brenner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Engaging and not too fluffy, an excellent choice for summer vacation reading."
Four women find themselves in a tangled family web that they work to unravel over a Provincetown summer in this new novel by Brenner (The Wedding Sisters, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >