Search Results: "Sam Lipsyte"


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THE FUN PARTS by Sam Lipsyte
Released: March 5, 2013

"That forcing and a tendency to pile on are the only things preventing the dark vision of this smart, hip, supertalented writer from being truly memorable."
Freaks, misfits and addicts crowd this second collection from Lipsyte (The Ask, 2010, etc.); his stories are beyond mordant. Read full book review >

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THE ASK by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"The author's most ambitious work yet—a brilliant and scabrously entertaining riff on contemporary America."
Another savage, hilarious black comedy from Lipsyte (Home Land, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SUBJECT STEVE by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Like nonalcoholic beer or wine: a nice taste but the elevator never rises."
Lipsyte's first novel follows his stack of short stories, Venus Drive (2000), which showed a steel grip on language but often added up to paragraphs of brain-fog. Read full book review >

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VENUS DRIVE by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2000

"Best moment: a druggie (in 'Cremains') shoots up a mix of morphine and his mother's ashes."
Debut sheaf of short stories by a minimalist in the style of Raymond Carver and Gordon Lish, master of the preshrunk sentence. Read full book review >

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HOME LAND by Sam Lipsyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"Spacey chuckles."
More marijuana moonbeams from reefer-brained Lipsyte (The Subject Steve, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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SAM SHEPARD by John J. Winters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A thorough, admiring work that is nonetheless honest about what the author views as Shepard's late-career decline."
A journalist who has devoted years to Shepard's life and works debuts with a comprehensive account of the life of the prolific playwright, poet, fiction writer, musician, and more. Read full book review >

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SNEAKY SAM by Josh Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"Keep an eye on this kid; one can only hope he'll sneak his way into another story or two. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A brief but endearing tale about a mischievous little boy. Read full book review >

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JACKHAMMER SAM by Peter Mandel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An endearing ode to an oft-grumbled-about profession. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"ATTA-RATTA-BATTA-BLAM." Read full book review >

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SUPER SAM! by Lori Ries
by Lori Ries, illustrated by Sue Ramá
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Imaginative and fun, Sam's antics will amuse and possibly inspire young listeners. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Brief text and bright, bouncy illustrations combine to create an appealing, if slight, story. Read full book review >

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FIDDLIN' SAM by Marianna Dengler
Released: Sept. 10, 1999

"Gerig's watercolors deliver the scenic beauty of the region and carry their own version of a familial tribute. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In a family memoir of the most affecting kind, readers are invited to a long-ago time in the Ozark Mountains and the story of a musician who owned "the clothes on his back and a fine old lionhead fiddle." Read full book review >

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ZOOMAN SAM by Lois Lowry
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Fans of the Sam books may find satisfaction in the nicely foreshadowed but still unanticipated punch line. (Fiction. 7-12)"
For "Future Job Day" at Sam Krupnik's nursery school, the four-year-olds have been instructed to dress up as representatives of their desired profession. Read full book review >

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SAM SORTS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory, with lots of other concept practice as a bonus. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's got a mess, but he knows how to have fun cleaning it up: sorting it! Read full book review >