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 HANGING CLUB  by Tony Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This case tests Wolfe's humanity as well as his sense of duty."
A group of vigilantes goes after bad guys who received little more than a slap on the wrist. Read full book review >

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THE SLAUGHTER MAN by Tony Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Although Parsons' version of the Metropolitan Police make some puzzling mistakes in their investigation, the story is so absorbing that readers will forgive him the repeated bad judgment that leaves Wolfe's team limping."
A family's brutal murder and the abduction of a small child set off an intense manhunt in this absorbing new thriller. Read full book review >

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STILL WATERS by Ash Parsons
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"An uneven debut, but Parsons shows real promise with Jason's characterization. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A down-on-his-luck teen is made an offer he can't refuse. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER MAN by Tony Parsons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The resolution feels both hurried and tacked on to what is otherwise a very readable novel."
Veteran novelist Parsons' first police thriller introduces Max Wolfe, a detective raising a young child alone, who's on a quest to find a vicious serial killer. Read full book review >

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LEAVING DISNEYLAND by Alexander Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An excellent attempt to portray criminality with the kind of sympathy and understanding that Steinbeck brought to indigence."
In this insightful, troubling debut, a convict struggles to stay alive in prison, to avoid going back after he gets out, and to rise above the label society has stamped on him. Read full book review >

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THE COURTSHIP GIFT by Julie Parsons
Released: March 8, 2000

"Next time out, a little light music, please."
A bizarre killer, a beset heroine, a relentlessly bleak novel after a relentlessly bleak debut. Read full book review >