Search Results: "Leif Parsons"


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PARSONS' MILL by Timothy Lewontin
Released: April 24, 1989

College-educated, with a romantic and humanistic bent, Lewontin signs on as an apprentice sawyer ut a Vermont sawmill and finds himself in a time-warped world dominated by an elderly, tyrannical mill owner and staffed by a constantly changing cast of coworkers as strange and fascinating as visitors from another her planet. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Everyone who really loves books loves bookstores, and anyone who loves bookstores will appreciate this labor of love."
A celebration of the independent bookstore by 84 authors who consider them personally and culturally indispensable and who find the ones they favor thriving and vital, despite common impressions to the contrary. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1997

Despite the wade through Deacon's (American Studies/Univ. of Texas, Austin) dense writing and disheveled timeline, Elsie Clews Parsons's story shines through. Read full book review >

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NORMAL LIKE US by Leif Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A slyly impressive, poignant collection from a writer with great potential."
A varied, contemporary, character-driven collection of 14 stories infused with personality and life's interminable bounty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"Occasionally pointed but often disjointed musings on politics, religion, and popular culture."
According to this wide-ranging manifesto, it's time for women to examine men's leadership failures and turn the world around. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOWS OF THE SUN by Alexander Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2005

"Second-novelist Parsons (Leaving Disneyland, 2001) unnecessarily overloads the scales: His sensitive evocation of historical atrocities and a scouring way of life would be affecting enough without the pile-up of misery."
War, dispossession and atomic fallout afflict a decent ranching family in 1940s New Mexico. Read full book review >

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THE SENSE OF TOUCH by Ron Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"Insightful stories that illuminate the fine line between solitude and loneliness and the limited choices open to people who straddle that divide."
The quiet plains of the North Country serve as a perfect backdrop for Parsons' moving debut, a collection of short stories whose characters often live deeply solitary, if not always lonely, lives. Read full book review >

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ONE FOR MY BABY by Tony Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2004

"Alfie wears his heart on his sleeve as he narrates this generous serving of mush."
The third from the English author Parsons (Man and Wife, 2003, etc.) is a maudlin tale of loss. Read full book review >

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EAGER TO PLEASE by Julie Parsons
Released: Oct. 3, 2001

"Rachel's scars and patient resourcefulness drive a suspenseful, disturbing fable that ultimately makes little distinction between making amends and taking revenge."
Parsons (Courtship Gift, 2000, etc.) presents a grim thriller that asks whether redemption might not be worse than the original sin. Read full book review >

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MAN AND BOY by Tony Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

Parsons's first novel, a bestseller in his native England, is the unabashedly sentimental tale of a carefree husband suddenly thrust into single parenthood. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OIL by Leif Wenar
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2016

"A fascinating reframing of large and vexing questions. Highly recommended for policymakers and energy strategists as well as students of contemporary philosophy."
A provocative examination of natural resources, their extraction, and their control. Read full book review >