Search Results: "Rachel Pepper"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2012

"Each of these intimate tales of self-discovery are so brief as to be nearly indistinguishable, but the collection's overall effect gives voice to the desperate need for language to cope with one of the most socially challenging states of being."
A stark, important anthology of essays by mothers of transgender and gender variant children. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 1994

An illuminating examination of modern egalitarian marriage by a sociologist at the University of Washington in Seattle. Read full book review >

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The People's House by David Pepper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"An engaging tale that looks at the grimy underbelly of American political power."
In this thriller, a reporter investigates the possibility that recent congressional election upsets are the result of a conspiracy. Read full book review >

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Life With One Eye Open by Pepper Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"A sobering, strange story that finds light in the misery."
A fictionalized memoir of an abusive childhood and troubled early adulthood. Read full book review >

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CHILDLIKE by John Pepper
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"A gruesome take on the vampire story for gross-out horror fans only."
An investigative reporter and his friend close in on a father and daughter who hunt humans so she can have fresh blood to drink. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG OXFORD BOOK OF NASTY ENDINGS by Dennis Pepper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 1998

"Most of the stories feature children or young adults; while many of the stories are brief in length, they are all of high quality in this collection that will find an audience at Halloween and during the rest of the school year. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pepper (The Oxford Book of Scary Tales, 1992, etc.) has gathered 34 short stories into this collection that will certainly offer readers the occasional frisson. Read full book review >

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THE LOVED ONE by John Pepper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A grim, violent tale with well-developed but objectionable characters."
A weatherman is drawn into a web of deceit and murder in Pepper's (Childlike, 2012) thriller. Read full book review >

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THE BUTTERFLY PAPERS by Pepper Carlson
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A sexy, dreamlike tale that will likely leave its readers wanting more."
In Carlson's debut short story, a woman travels to the Big Easy and embarks on an affair with a mysterious stranger. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF HENRY QUANTUM by Pepper Harding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Some may find shades of Walter Mitty in Henry Quantum, but this quirky love story is driven by angst, and heroes imagined or real are absent."
In Harding's wry debut fiction, Henry Quantum's major preoccupation is "the avoidance of pain," no doubt part of the reason he dropped out of a philosophy doctoral program to work in an advertising agency. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 1991

"Required reading for all college applicants with a yen for science."
An informative and entertaining report on how a Johns Hopkins graduate faced the challenge of his young life when he embarked on a master's program in engineering at one of the toughest science schools on earth. Read full book review >

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MOON MAN DAN by Pickled Pepper Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2014

"Waxing gibbous, waning crescent—that can wait. Who isn't happier imagining the moon snuggling under a comforter? (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
The phases of the moon don't just happen. They are the work of Moon Man Dan (or so says Pickled Peppers' snug application). Read full book review >