Search Results: "Sacha Z. Scoblic"


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UNWASTED by Sacha Z. Scoblic
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A dryly witty, spirited memoir of an abandoned life of drink and what it might have cost."
The affinity of writers to liquor is legendary, even a cliché. Departing from the usual, New York Times columnist Scoblic presents a memoir of her happy sobriety. Read full book review >

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Z by Therese Anne Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book."
The Jazz Age revisited through the tumultuous and harrowing life of Zelda. Read full book review >

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Z by Bob Mayer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

Although retired from the US Army, Dave Riley is not out of the action as he battles crafty villains and a deadly pestilence in southwestern Africa in this sixth installment of Mayer's absorbing and well-written series (Cut-Out, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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Z by Michael Thomas Ford
FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"For a quick escape, this is a sure-fire way to burn time. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Fifteen years after the zombie plague destroyed families and threatened the world, the ravenous creatures are once again confined to the video-game realm. Read full book review >

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Z-RATED by Zane
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

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For the right audience, much of Zane's Z-Rated collection will be like a satisfying slam-bam-thank-you-ma'am sexual tryst with a fantasy lover—hot, quick and naughty."
An eclectic collection of erotic short stories from Eroticanoir.com, the popular website from best-selling author Zane. Read full book review >

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S/Z by Roland Barthes
Released: Sept. 9, 1974

"Barthes has brought new life to a foundering literary aesthetics with this synthesis of science and imaginative humanism, for those familiar with the terminology."
In this essential application of structural linguistics to the problems of literary criticism, Roland Barthes—a disciple of Saussure and one of the cardinal spokesmen of semiology—opposes both the goals and methods of classic rhetoric. Read full book review >

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DIZZY Z by Matthew Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 1998

"But it doesn't pull itself together, and it doesn't tell a story."
A fractious debut novel (``Read this book LOUD!'' urges a prefatory note) about a rock band threatened by internal discord and outside pressures, told by its eponymous hero (and lead guitar player) in a long, semi-drunken snarl. ``Dizzy Z`' (born David Dillinger Zimmerman) headlines the group Blood Cheetah, all of whose five members hail from working- class Dorchester, south of Boston. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR Z by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A superb snapshot of an adventurer. (author's note, appendix, glossary, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Pizzoli resurrects an early-20th-century mystery in this riveting portrait of Percy Fawcett, a renowned British explorer who vanished during an ill-fated hunt for a "lost" city. Read full book review >

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Z IS FOR MOOSE by Kelly Bingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Just label it F for funny. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A wry twist on an alphabet story makes for laugh-out-loud fun. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"A literate, ironic, strangely tasty treat for fans of 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, The Last Man on Earth and other treasures of the zombie/counterzombie genre."
An "oral history" of the global war the evil brain-chewers came within a hair of winning. Read full book review >

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GIRLS A TO Z by Eve Bunting
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A treasure that should be on every young girl's bookshelf and maybe on a boy's as well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The sky's the limit for Bunting's (Sing a Song of Piglets, p. 1218, etc.) assemblage of vivacious young ladies who imagine themselves in every profession under the sun. Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA A TO Z by Dorothy Hines Weaver
Released: March 1, 1999

"With such exhaustive detail, this outwardly simple book is packed with a wealth of information, blending art, history, marine and animal life, while providing a stimulating and colorful introduction to the alphabet. (map) (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this alphabetic tour of the golden state, alliterative phrases illuminate the featured letter and relay pertinent facts about California, while colorful illustrations form the centerpiece of each page. Read full book review >