Search Results: "Merle Hoffman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An inspiring story of a woman who participated in 'one of the greatest revolutions in history'—and is still at the forefront of the struggle."
A searingly honest debut memoir by a leader in the fight for a woman's right to "legally gain and exercise reproductive choice—the power of life and death." Read full book review >

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ABBIE HOFFMAN by Marty Jezer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Hoffman—and a whole doomed, inspired era—emerges vividly in this cleareyed, richly detailed work. (Photographs—24 pages b&w- -not seen.)"
A thoughtful, solidly researched biography of the wildly creative and iconoclastic yippie, portraying Hoffman as a fresh force in American political culture—and as a man ultimately sabotaged by bipolar disorder (manic-depression), which drove him to extremes and probably led to his suicide. Read full book review >

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MERLE HAGGARD by David Cantwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Both the Haggard fanatic and the casual country music fan will find their appreciation enriched."
An incisive, critical analysis of one of the most complicated and misunderstood artists in country music. Read full book review >

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The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman by Brady G. Stefani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Chock-full of sharp tonal contrasts, this tale should appeal to readers with a hunger for alien adventure and an understanding of how it feels to be considered crazy."
A debut novel fuses a serious issue—the stigma of mental illness—with sci-fi to chronicle a girl's unusual coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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WOMAN'S ESTATE by Merle Jones
Released: June 13, 1989

"My dearest Diana, you must be the vainest woman in the world." Read full book review >

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THE SUBURBS OF HEAVEN by Merle Drown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Even so, the restless, mercurial quality of the story, when it works, is engaging and impressive."
A tense blend of hilarity and savagery mark this grittily realistic study of a trailer-trash family in rural New Hampshire, as madness, grief, and rage drag tough-loving family members into the slough of despond. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LIFE OF LAETITIA by Merle Hodge
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 28, 1993

"A powerful picture of a resilient young woman who must challenge both racism and sexism in order to get the education that will allow her to escape both. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Trinidadian writer Hodge, a novel with an authentic taste of Caribbean culture and several serious themes. Read full book review >

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ROOM 732 by Merle R. Saferstein
Released: Dec. 21, 2012

"A good conceit with passable execution."
Saferstein's debut collection of short stories, letters and journal entries chronicles the story of the historic Hollywood Beach Hotel in Hollywood, Fla. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2007

"Bedside reading for Karl Rove wannabes preparing for 2008."
Why have recent US national elections been so close? It's the regions, stupid. Read full book review >

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BABAR AND FATHER CHRISTMAS by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 1940

"Tells the story of how Babar discovered that the elephant children wanted a visit from Santa Claus, of how he sets about finding him, and of how he brings him to elephant land."
A bigger and better Babar than those of recent vintage — and a sure seller for the holiday trade. Read full book review >