Search Results: "John Freeman"


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FREEMAN'S by John Freeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A superb anthology: eclectic and thought-provoking."
Writers from around the globe weigh in on the theme of home in this wide-ranging anthology from former Granta editor Freeman. Read full book review >

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HOW TO READ A NOVELIST by John Freeman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A box of literary bonbons: addictive in spurts, but after a while, they all taste the same."
Flattering profiles of modern novelists by an astute, occasionally fawning reader. Read full book review >

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THE GARGOYLE HUNTERS by John Freeman Gill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2017

"A portrait of 1970s New York that's sturdy if sometimes stiff."
A teenager gets wise to Manhattan, and his father, via the city's architectural ornaments. Read full book review >

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FREEMAN'S by John Freeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"This collection takes on the family from within and without, in ways one might expect and others totally unanticipated, for an expansive reading experience."
An anthology on the theme of family finds essays, fiction, poetry, and photography that examine the concept broadly but precisely. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"First steps toward a Slow Communication movement?"
A cool yet unreserved manifesto against the drug-like, numbing consequences of e-mail correspondence and the alienating paradox at the heart of our so-called "connected" online lives. Read full book review >

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TALES OF TWO AMERICAS by John Freeman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Urgent, worthy reportage from our fractious, volatile social and cultural moment.
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A penetrating multidisciplinary collection attacking today's social fissures of privilege and inequality. Read full book review >

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FREEMAN'S by John Freeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A diverse and diverting anthology for fans of short fiction, verse, and long-form essays."
First in a new semiannual series from critic, editor, and author Freeman (Tales of Two Cities, 2014; How to Read a Novelist, 2013). Read full book review >

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LERZA'S LIVES by John Danica
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 1991

Here, first-time author Danica (pen name of a ``decorated ex- marine with a long law-enforcement background'') teams with veteran psychology writer Freeman for a novel about war memories—and about craven supervisors who complicate the task of an undercover FBI agent trying to bust the Philadelphia Cosa Nostra and a devil- worshiping, drug-dealing motorcycle gang at the same time. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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HOORAY, I’M FIVE TODAY! by Tor Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Simply written, this happy tale sparkles with pure fun that will have readers yearning for their own special day to arrive. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In celebration of her fifth birthday, Dinah's buddy arranges an impromptu, animal-filled fiesta for her. Read full book review >

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PET OF THE MET by Lydia Freeman
Released: April 3, 1953

"In the nick of time Mefisto is bewitched, dances too, and cat and mouse become friends."
Backstage animal life at the Metropolitan Opera House, a little on the sentimental side but with lavish colored pencil drawings by the authors that have humor and provide a nice setting for a run through of "The Magic Flute" as part of the story. Read full book review >

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OLIVE AND THE EMBARRASSING GIFT by Tor Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"The too-simple resolution and final act of revenge blunt the impact of the story's message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Joe's gift of matching hats, one pink, one purple, both sporting a heart design, heart tassels and pompoms, and reading "Best Friends" across the front, is pretty embarrassing. But is it worth throwing away a friendship? Read full book review >