Search Results: "Joshua Ferris"


BOOK REVIEW

JOSHUA by Andrew Kane
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"In revealing the very human side of racial tension, Kane offers up an engaging and heartfelt tale."
A story of love and racial tension set in Brooklyn as it spans across decades and transforms the lives of Kane's (Rabbi, Rabbi, 1995) three main characters. Read full book review >

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TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR by Joshua Ferris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Strangely astray in The Unnamed, Ferris is back on track here. Smart, sad, hilarious and eloquent, this shows a writer at the top of his game and surpassing the promise of his celebrated debut."
A bizarre case of identity theft forces a dentist to question his beliefs in this funny, thought-provoking return to form by Ferris (The Unnamed, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DINNER PARTY by Joshua Ferris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Ferris has mastered a kind of fictional sucker punch, and he'll get you every time."
Grimly humorous urban morality tales of men behaving badly and marriages on the rocks. Read full book review >

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THE UNNAMED by Joshua Ferris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Audacious, risky and powerfully bleak, with the author's unflinching artistry its saving grace."
A successful lawyer finds himself blindsided by a mysterious affliction in Ferris' sophomore effort, an even more ambitious and provocative novel than PEN/Hemingway Award winner Then We Came to the End (2007). Read full book review >

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THEN WE CAME TO THE END by Joshua Ferris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"The funhouse mirror here reflects the office dynamic at its most petty and profound."
This debut novel about life in a Chicago advertising agency succeeds as both a wickedly incisive satire of office groupthink and a surprisingly moving meditation on mortality and the ties that band. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA DREAD by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A twisty, swiftly moving adventure sure to please superhero fans. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"It's embarrassing to run into your parents when you're with people from school, especially when your parents are about to destroy the planet." Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC FERRIS WHEEL by Betsy Harvey Kraft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An absorbing read for young makers and dreamers. (biographical note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Heeding the call to "make big plans" for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, George Ferris designed—and built—the giant observation wheel that now bears his name. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA GREYMAN by Maeve Sidhe Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2007

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JOSHUA DREAD by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A superpowered thumbs up. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When the substitute librarian tries to kill you on the last day of school, it doesn't bode well for summer break. Read full book review >

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HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL by Robin Herrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Well-constructed, thought-provoking and appealing, this first effort bodes well for the author's future despite some minor missteps. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Debut author Herrera deftly combines family drama with a school and friendship story. Read full book review >

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SPLASH, JOSHUA, SPLASH! by Malachy Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp1999 or Ann Jonas's same-titled episode (1995). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Wilson-Max's bright, page-filling, heavily outlined figures are just the ticket for getting the attention of preschoolers, but Doyle's tale founders on herky-jerky pacing and character ambiguity. Read full book review >