Search Results: "Seth Rudetsky"


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MY AWESOME/AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN by Seth Rudetsky
FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Not much style, not much substance, but suitable for younger readers. (Romance. 12 & up)"
Chubby, Broadway-obsessed gay goofball Justin Goldblatt pines after swoony, blond, blue-eyed Chuck, the douchebag quarterback of the football team who's dating the school's hottest girl, Becky. Read full book review >

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WIMBLEDON GREEN by Seth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A humble hobby is pursued with Indiana Jones-style vigor."
How did the world's greatest comic collector get to be so great? And what's with the hats? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2007

"Not much consideration of the broader implications here, but this chronicle of Cunningham's deliberate duplicity certainly has the power to shock."
Former Associated Press reporter Hettena dissects one of the decade's most notorious political scandals. Read full book review >

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SHINING CITY by Seth Greenland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"One character's adage that '[t]he world is made up of masters and slaves' proves hilariously prophetic in this novel about a 'Family-values' pimp."
Rarely do novels that are so ruthlessly satiric have such a warm heart. Read full book review >

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Journey to Galumphagos by Seth Eisner
Released: Aug. 4, 2013

"A well-paced, delightful children's book with a moral that's clear without being heavy-handed."
In this entertaining, fantastical adventure for middle-grade readers, three siblings discover that running away from problems might create more of them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A potent reminder of the explosiveness of 1960s politics and how far elements of the government were (and perhaps still are) willing to go to undermine civil liberties."
A kaleidoscopic look at the FBI's willingness to undermine American citizens during the 1960s. Read full book review >

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The Yellow Star by Aaron Seth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2016

"A message of hope that needs more emotional development within its characters."
This YA short story, inspired by the writer's grandfather, portrays a boy's struggle to find solace during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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UNLEASHING THE SUPER IDEAVIRUS by Seth Godin
Released: June 25, 2010

"Maybe not for everyone, but Godin fans and hipster marketers will want to buy it just to see the guru of smooth in action."
An update of a wildly popular e-book from a media and marketing guru. Read full book review >

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PEPPINO by Seth Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"A fast-moving historical tale of religious and class conflicts, told with a personal touch."
Loosely based on true events from the author's ancestry, this historical novel tells the tale of Peppino, an upper-class troublemaker in a small Italian village who resents the restrictions of his highborn status and longs to fight for the common people. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 2010

"A limitless world squeezed through a limited scope. Disappointing."
An anemic travelogue from a Slate contributor. Read full book review >

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SHOPPING FOR PORCUPINE by Seth Kantner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2008

"A majestic, frozen backdrop beautifully thawed by human life."
Inspiring stories of an upbringing in the frosty wilderness. Read full book review >

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THE MATCH GIRL AND THE HEIRESS by Seth Koven
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"The real story here is the idealistic work of Muriel, Doris and Nellie as they fought for universal justice and economic equality. Koven demonstrates how these women changed the world's attitude toward the poor."
Muriel Lester (1885-1968) was one of the best-known faces of the 20th century's global peace movement. Koven (History/Rutgers Univ.; Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London, 2004) explains her strong connection to London's East End through her friend, orphan Nellie Dowell.Read full book review >