Search Results: "Sebastian Junger"


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WAR by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"An often harrowing, though mostly conventional, account of the physical and psychological toll of modern warfare on the average soldier."
The latest flexing of journalistic muscle from Vanity Fair contributor Junger (A Death in Belmont, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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TRIBE by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2016

"The themes implicit in the author's bestsellers are explicit in this slim yet illuminating volume."
A short book with a solid argument about the downside of civilization's progress. Read full book review >

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FIRE by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Deeply affecting stories of a ruthless world, natural and man-made, that will leave you stunned and distraught."
Run-for-cover writing from scary places, by Junger (A Perfect Storm, 1997), a man with an appetite for the ragged edge of life and the ability to write about it with restrained power. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN BELMONT by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"A meticulously researched evocation of a time of terror, wrapped around a chilling, personal footnote."
The author of 1997's The Perfect Storm returns to his suburban-Boston childhood home to take a harrowing family encounter with the Boston Strangler and build it into a trenchant look at an era of great unrest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 1997

"Reading this gripping book is likely to make the would-be sailor feel both awed and a little frightened by nature's remorseless power."
The experience of being caught at sea in the maw of a "perfect'' storm (that is, one formed of an almost unique combination of factors), a monstrous tempest that couldn't get any worse, is spellbindingly captured by Junger, a journalist. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR WINTER by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A perfect marriage of words and pictures. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Squirrel usually sleeps through winter, "[b]ut not this year!" Read full book review >

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PUG MAN'S 3 WISHES by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderfully grouchy, with a touch of wickedness and a soupçon of warmth and color. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Introducing Pug Man, a wrinkled sack of grump…when things aren't going his way. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING CRYSTAL by Sebastian Loth
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"This simple, honest presentation deserves room on the shelf. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Friendship can live forever. Read full book review >

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DEAD BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sebastian Stuart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The mystery and its solution, sketched out rather than worked out, are mainly a pretext for introducing you to some amiable misfits, some exotic pets and Janet's supremely gossipy narration."
A dead singer/songwriter looking for a comeback is at the center of this second case for a Hudson Valley psychotherapist-turned-antiques dealer and her big, happy, dysfunctional, non-biological family. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE GRAY by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A war novel that should take its place among the masterpieces of the genre."
England's redoubtable Faulks (A Fool's Alphabet, 1993; Birdsong, 1996) offers up a third solid, alluring, durable novel'set in 1942—43, just as the tide begins to turn, however slightly, against the Nazis. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2008

"Barry beautifully braids together the convoluted threads of his narrative."
A subtle study of psychology, religion, family and politics in Ireland. Read full book review >