Search Results: "Robert Brent"


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GANDHI by Élisabeth de Lambilly
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 10, 2010

"The resource list includes works for both adults and younger audiences. (index) (Biography. 11-13)"
This mixed-format profile of the Great Soul sandwiches a concise narrative account of his life—enhanced by plenty of photos and sketched illustrations, plus side boxes and a spread on Hindu theology and customs—between a look at formative experiences in his early career presented in graphic panels and closing spreads of short passages from his works arranged by major themes ("Civil Disobedience," "Love"). Read full book review >

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MAYBE by Brent Runyon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The common insecurities of adolescence—specifically of hormonally charged teenaged boys—coupled with the added drama and intrigue surrounding the brother's accident, make this an accessible work for a wide, albeit older, teen audience. (Fiction. YA)"
Runyon follows the critical success of Burn Journals (2004) with a foray into fiction that features another troubled teenaged boy. Read full book review >

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"A few bright spots emerge among the overwritten lines; would benefit from edits."
A mixed collection of self-published poems and fiction fragments. Read full book review >

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A LONG DAY AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Brent Hendricks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A tough journey. For Hendricks, the discovery that counts is that the conjuring of his father's presence during his bleak and lonely pilgrimage has brought him to realize that perhaps he can love him again after all."
A memoir in the form of a strange pilgrimage, filled with apocalyptic images, through the present-day South to the place in Georgia where hundreds of corpses were found rotting outside a crematory. Read full book review >

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CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE by Joseph Brent
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"It may be possible to offer more subtle and revealing readings of Peirce's character, but it would be hard to write a more sympathetic and eloquent one. (Thirty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
After completing his doctoral dissertation on Peirce (1839- 1914), Brent (Intellectual History/University of the District of Columbia) waited 30 years to gain access to the private papers of the controversial founder of pragmatism and semiotics—papers that were suppressed by a Harvard faculty who believed they were protecting Peirce's intellectual reputation—and to write this biography. Read full book review >

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ARE WE NOT MEN? by Brent Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An engrossing collection filled with vulnerable, decent human beings, by a talented observer of decent, taciturn people leading lives of quiet desperation. (Author tour)"
A powerful and varied debut collection, sharing a theme of loss and alienation, from the author of the highly praised novel The Lost Son (1995). Read full book review >

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VOLK’S SHADOW by Brent Ghelfi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2008

"Confusing and murky but ultimately quite thrilling."
Vladimir Putin's Russia proves to be as dangerous and terrorized as the former Soviet state in the undeclared war for control of the world's energy and the balance of power. Read full book review >

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THE JEKYL ISLAND CLUB by Brent Monahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"In his mystery debut, horror novelist Monahan (The Blood of the Covenant, 1995, etc.) offers a stalwart hero, an interesting tale, and generally efficient storytelling."
Toward the end of the 19th century, some self-adoring rich men, having found a lovely island off the Georgia coast, have dedicated themselves to the unlovely idea of exclusivity. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

This upbeat, bifurcated third installment of the Geography Club saga follows the narratives of not one but two queer characters: gay-straight alliance chums Russel Middlebrook and his best friend Min. Read full book review >

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GRAND AND HUMBLE by Brent Hartinger
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"It's all about fate and connections for the grand and the humble. (Fiction. YA)"
Harlan is cool and Manny is a geek, but both inhabit this unnamed town, and their paths crisscross in odd ways. Read full book review >

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GEOGRAPHY CLUB by Brent Hartinger
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Hartinger has to jiggle the plot to make it work, Russel's adventures in heterosexual dating feel forced and the conclusion strains credibility, yet overall the book is provocative, insightful, and in the end comforting. (Fiction. 12+)"
Much to his surprise (and relief), a closeted gay boy in high school discovers that he isn't the only homosexual teenager in his community. Read full book review >