Search Results: "Miranda July"


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THE FIRST BAD MAN by Miranda July
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A sometimes-funny, sometimes-upsetting, surprisingly absorbing novel that lives up to the expectations created by July's earlier work and demonstrates her ability to carry the qualities of her short fiction into the thickly fleshed-out world of a novel."
In a bizarrely touching first novel, July (It Chooses You, 2011, etc.) brings the characteristic humor, frankness and emotional ruthlessness of her previous work in film, prose and performance to a larger canvas.Read full book review >

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NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU by Miranda July
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2007

"A smart, original collection."
An accomplished debut collection of 16 stories, simultaneously bizarre and achingly familiar. Read full book review >

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JULY, JULY by Tim O’Brien
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A heartening recovery of form after the meretricious Tomcat in Love (1998). Once again, O'Brien proves he's capable of being one of our brightest and best novelists."
The memories and the revised relationships stimulated by a college reunion produce a mixed bag of individual stories in this involving and beautifully written eighth novel from veteran author O'Brien, still best known for his award-winning Going for Cacciato (1978). Read full book review >

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THE MIRANDA by Geoff Nicholson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An existential revenge story offering a confession that doesn't beg forgiveness."
A former torture expert decides to walk the circumference of the Earth from the comfort of his own backyard. Read full book review >

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AMANDA/MIRANDA by Richard Peck
FICTION
Released: March 11, 1980

"All in all, a gorgeously romantic, implausible affair comfy as eiderdown."
Peck has unearthed one of the hoariest of chimney-corner romantic devices—the wobbly course of love and intrigue when two young things of diverse origins and temperament look exactly alike and cross destinies; and he displays it here in late-Edwardian satin, with agile prose and a straight face. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA AT SCHOOL by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2011

"This new series, with its sprightly, resilient heroine, who is sweet without being cloying, offers readers a lively blend of humor and intrigue. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The secretive headmistress of a boarding school and a bully intent on mischief galore are no match for the intrepid Alice-Miranda. Read full book review >

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FIREFLY JULY by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Scintillating! (permissions, acknowledgments) (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Choosing from works spanning three centuries, Janeczko artfully arranges 36 elegant poems among the four seasons. Read full book review >

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JULY 1914 by Sean McMeekin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2013

"Tuchman remains irresistible, and David Fromkin's Europe's Last Summer (2004) is the best modern history, but McMeekin delivers a gripping, almost day-by-day chronicle of the increasingly frantic maneuvers of European civilian leaders who mostly didn't want war and military leaders who had less objection."
McMeekin (History/Koç Univ.; The Russian Origins of the First World War, 2011, etc.) treads familiar ground but delivers a thoroughly rewarding account that spares no nation regarding the causes of World War I, although Germany receives more than its share of blame. Read full book review >

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WATCHING JULY by Christine Hart
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

A grieving teenager stumbles into an abusive relationship and is terrified by supernatural visions in this pedestrian thriller. Read full book review >

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ALICE-MIRANDA TAKES THE STAGE by Jacqueline  Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Harvey's tale, featuring a comically inept, melodramatic villainess and a precocious heroine who is unfailingly kindhearted, will captivate readers. (Mystery. 7-11)"
Seven-year-old Alice-Miranda returns in a jaunty adventure that combines mystery and theatrics. Read full book review >

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MIRANDA AND CALIBAN by Jacqueline Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Intriguing and impressive while remaining inextricable from its dramatic context."
In an eye-opening departure from her previous fantasy yarns (Poison Fruit, 2014, etc.), Carey reimagines the back story of Shakespeare's The Tempest as a tale of star-crossed lovers. Sort of. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY by Arthur Yorinks
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Here's one holiday book to keep out all year long. (Picture book. 4+)"
With their own inimitable sparkle, an irrepressible duo tackles a hoary subject: Santa delayed. Read full book review >