Search Results: "S.G. Browne"


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BIG EGOS by S.G.  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A speculative, menacing thriller that asks, 'Who are you supposed to be?'"
Image, celebrity, truth and consequences all come to a head in this wild satire of a future where everybody can get Warhol's 15 minutes of fame anytime they need a fix. Read full book review >

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LESS THAN HERO by S.G.  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"This is a funny, inventive exploration of the dangers inherent in our overmedicated culture. Readers who enjoy a dash of sharp wit with their comic-book shenanigans should enjoy tagging along on Lloyd's everyday-superhero exploits."
Browne's (Big Egos, 2013, etc.) latest novel is a social-satire-meets-amateur-superhero saga that deftly skewers the money-grubbing slickness of the pharmaceutical industry—as well as American culture's propensity to pop a pill for absolutely anything that ails us, regardless of how outrageously unpredictable the side effects may be. Read full book review >

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BREATHERS by S.G.  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2009

"A zombie comedy with brains."
The dead shall walk the earth, and they're hungry for…love? Read full book review >

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LUCKY BASTARD by S.G.  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2012

"A funky little action comedy that whips enough social satire and ethical dilemmas on readers to enlighten while it entertains."
A San Francisco private eye gets up to his ears in femme fatales, the Chinese mob and one hell of a run of bad luck. Read full book review >

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FATED by S.G.  Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"These days there are very few American comedy writers bringing their A-game, but Browne is swinging for the fences."
Another radically funny comedy from one of America's best satiric novelists. Read full book review >

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THE LAWRENCE BROWNE AFFAIR by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"In a crumbling castle in Cornwall, two inauthentic men from vastly different registers of Regency society find in each other an authentic and passionate love. Another exquisitely written, deeply romantic novel from Sebastian."
A London swindler falls for his mark, a mad earl, in this Cornwall-set Regency romance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2015

"An elegant, pleasantly obsessive study of a 'life of tolerance, humour, serenity and untiring curiosity.'"
A biography of the peerless 17th-century English writer and scientist that finds new relevance in his deeply observant, encyclopedic writings about man and nature. Read full book review >

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THE OPAL CAVERN by S.G. Byrd
Released: May 3, 2012

"A nonpreaching testament to the power that comes from knowing and accepting yourself."
A lyrical tale that demonstrates how a voyage of self-discovery can be more important than an outer journey. Read full book review >

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Batissimo by Nuno S.G. Fernandes
Released: April 17, 2013

"A fine children's book with likable characters and strong teaching moments."
A three-part storybook about helping and friendship, starring a big-bellied bat. Read full book review >

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INTO THE FOREST by Anthony Browne
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Not as whole, perhaps, as Outside Over There, but a fine, unsettling evocation of emotion nevertheless. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy's anxieties over his absent father channel themselves into a deeply metaphorical journey through a fairy-tale forest to Grandma's. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU FEEL? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"For a younger audience than Browne's brilliantly dark, subtle pieces, this is a hearty, cheerful offering that appropriately refrains from undermining the non-cheerful emotions. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Emotions are so critical to childhood that there's always room for a bright new book about them. Read full book review >