Search Results: "Patrick Smith"


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TIME NO LONGER by Patrick Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"A difficult, unsettling and ultimately disappointing critique of the American worldview."
"[E]xceptionalism is a national impediment America can no longer afford," declares journalist Smith (Somebody Else's Century: East and West in a Post-Western World, 2010, etc.) in this challenge to Americans' view of themselves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Paradoxes aplenty within this serene, astute book, which will invite much discussion."
Three well-hewn essays by longtime Asia observer Smith (Japan: A Reinterpretation, 1997, etc.) explore the West's heavy shadow over Japan, China and India, and new attempts to shake it off. Read full book review >

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JAPAN by Patrick Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 1997

"An astute, accessible, and absorbingly original appreciation of a nation whose true colors have been exaggerated or misrepresented by Japan-bashers and others with special-interest agendas. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A radically against-the-grain appraisal of Japan and the Japanese from a journalist who spent many years on the Asia beat. Read full book review >

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THE MAD AND THE BAD by Jean-Patrick Manchette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"A minor masterpiece from a French novelist whose other recently reissued works include Fatale and The Prone Gunman."
A young beauty sprung from an insane asylum, a hired killer with a bad case of workplace anxiety, a calculating philanthropist and his orphaned nephew create nonstop havoc in this 1972 French novel, translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

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PATRICK HEMSTREET
by Rhett Morgan

Professionally, Patrick Hemstreet boasts experience as a neuroengineer, entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, and Navy medic. Artistically, he has credits in acting, stand-up comedy, and, most importantly, writing. That long list of achievements feels impressive, but Hemstreet managed to distill his varied expertise into 2016’s surprise sci-fi bestseller, The God Wave. Originally self-published, Hemstreet’s novel explores advancements in human brain power—and the ...


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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"A fine yarn for mariners, armchair or otherwise, and a cautionary tale for those who do business in great waters. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
A fascinatingly detailed account of how a handful of Japanese sailing enthusiasts overcame cultural tradition and public disinterest to make their country a credible contender for one of yachting's greatest prizes—the America's Cup. Read full book review >

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PATRICK NESS
by Gordon West

So there’s this kid named Adam. He has evangelical parents, an ex-boyfriend he’s in love with, and a current boyfriend with whom he’s not. Or is it vice-versa? Then there’s the ghost of a dead girl in-between chapters. She’s got an awesome name, a crummy past, and she’s being trailed by a giant faun. Oh—and there’s some Mrs. Dalloway undertones ...


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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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THREE TO KILL by Jean-Patrick Manchette
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2002

"Writing with economy, deadpan irony, and an eye for the devastating detail, Manchette spins pulp fiction into literature."
A first appearance in English for the late Manchette (1942-95). Read full book review >

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YOU ARE THE FIRST KID ON MARS by Patrick O’Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Pairing a present-tense text to photorealistic digital paintings, O'Brien invites readers to take an entirely credible journey to Mars. Read full book review >