Search Results: "Joshua Safran"


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FREE SPIRIT by Joshua Safran
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A remarkable account of survival despite the odds."
Safran recounts growing up on the fringes of society, raised by a mother who dropped out of college in the early 1960s to become a hippie. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"Weaving a tale that is simultaneously about race, failed systems, money, sex, family and simple rage, Safran truly did lose a year in Mississippi, and getting lost with him is a joy."
A murdered white supremacist sparks a remarkable investigation that is anything but straightforward. Read full book review >

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EATING ANIMALS by Jonathan Safran Foer
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"A blend of solid—and discomforting—reportage with fierce advocacy that will make committed carnivores squeal."
Celebrated novelist Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 2005, etc.) examines the ethics and practical realities of eating things with faces. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA MOHR
by Alex Layman

“I wonder if this book emits its own hiss. What happens when you hold it to your ear?” Joshua Mohr asks in his new memoir, Sirens. “Can you make out my scorched music?”

When reading about a former alcoholic and junkie’s blackouts, cocaine binges, and repeated self-destruction, there’s a comfort to perceived distance. It’s easier to read this ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Cut Paste Gone by Lisa  Safran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2015

"A well-written, engaging exploration of the maxim, 'Be careful what you wish for.'"
A young girl with a magic pair of scissors makes a collage out of reality in Safran's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE by Jonathan Safran Foer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2005

"Much more is revealed as this brilliant fiction works thrilling variations on, and consolations for, its plangent message: that 'in the end, everyone loses everyone.' Yes, but look what Foer has found."
The search for the lock that fits a mysterious key dovetails with related and parallel quests in this (literally) beautifully designed second from the gifted young author (Everything Is Illuminated, 2002). Read full book review >

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HANK'S WORK by Joshua Schreier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The bold, stylized forms and bright colors will be fine for groups; also, a good choice to share with the art teacher. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of Luigi's All-Night Parking Lot (1990) enriches a story about a boy—a boy whose dad is too busy to recognize the importance of his son's activities—with a fantasy element dramatizing the intensity of a child's imagination. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"As an inspirational story for adoptees, particularly American Indians, seeking to uncover their past, however, it has many merits."
A slender memoir of a Native American adoptee's search for her true family. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS! by Sheri Safran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Lacklusterus nonstarteris. (Informational pop-up. 4-6)"
Eight dinos pose fetchingly in this hand-sized pop-up gallery. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE MONSTERS by Joshua McCune
Released: June 2, 2015

"Standard, cheerless fare for Divergent fans, though the sentient dragons are a definite wild card. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)"
Escalation of the civil war between the militarized United States and dragon-riding insurgents forces ugly choices on damaged teen warrior Melissa in this savagely violent middle volume. Read full book review >

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TALKER 25 by Joshua McCune
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"Intense but unsatisfying. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Americans face a terrifying threat. Read full book review >