Search Results: "Maureen Freely"


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ENLIGHTENMENT by Maureen Freely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 2008

"Conspiracy theory, nationhood and relationships collide, often obscurely, in a multilayered and earnest, if oddly remote, tale."
A complex novel juxtaposes youthful allegiances and political machinations in Turkey. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER REBECCA by Maureen Freely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"A delicious but sometimes disappointing retelling of the legendary page-turner."
From an American writer (My Year with the Stork Club, 1993, etc.) yet published first in Britain: a wickedly clever and witty reworking of Du Maurier's famous novel, a takeoff that falters only when Rebecca herself appears. Read full book review >

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MY YEAR WITH THE STORK CLUB by Maureen Freely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 1993

"Wickedly funny. (Film rights to Francis Ford Coppola)"
Freely's latest satirical look (after the darkly comic Mother's Helper, 1979; and The Life of the Party, 1984) at modern American moms and dads—this one featuring a bumbling househusband whose marriage is destroyed by his wife's gaggle of terrifying friends. Read full book review >

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THE MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE by Orhan Pamuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2009

"Another richly woven tale suffused with life and color from one of contemporary fiction's true master craftsmen."
Curious and demanding new novel from Turkey's 2006 Nobel laureate, both closely akin to and somewhat less accomplished than its universally acclaimed predecessors (Snow, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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ISTANBUL by Orhan Pamuk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2005

"An engrossing tale of a city—and of an author as a young man."
An eerie, subtle evocation of childhood and a melancholic, loving ode to home. Read full book review >

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SPEAKING FREELY by Robert L. Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A well-written book for lovers of book publishing and supporters of human rights."
Former Random House President Bernstein gives a fascinating history of publishing in the 20th century and traces the beginnings of the human rights movement. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Orhan Pamuk
by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2004

"An astonishingly complex, disturbing view of a world we owe it to ourselves to better understand."
Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Pamuk (My Name is Red, 2001, etc) vividly embodies and painstakingly explores the collision of Western values with Islamic fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2005

"Complex yet lucidly conveyed points of constitutional interpretation, never bogged in jargon."
An up-close-and-personal account of the last 50 years in First Amendment law. Read full book review >

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SPEAKING FREELY by Nat Hentoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Perhaps Hentoff understood that, as interesting as his life may have been, the world needs ideas expressed clearly more than it needs another memoir."
Memos packaged as a memoir from Village Voice and Washington Post columnist Hentoff (Listen to the Stories, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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RECKLESS by Hasan Ali Toptas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A postmodern Twilight Zone: dark, bizarre, and a bit pretentious."
The first of Toptas' novels to be translated into English introduces American readers to the noted Turkish writer's version of postmodern surrealism as it follows the dreamlike, dream-filled journeys of a Turkish soldier. Read full book review >

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THE TIME REGULATION INSTITUTE by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Like all great satire, this book will make readers laugh and cringe in equal measure."
A Turkish novel published more than 50 years ago is now translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >