Search Results: "Sigrid Fry-Revere"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KIDNEY SELLERS by Sigrid Fry-Revere
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"A compelling case for an unorthodox solution to a widespread health care problem."
Fry-Revere (The Accountability of Bioethics Committees and Consultants, 1993), the founder of a nonprofit bioethics think tank, goes to Iran to study the effects of legalizing compensation for organ donors. Read full book review >

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LOSING IT by Erin Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An energizing and ultimately uplifting tale of the power to change. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Overweight eighth-grader Bennett receives a wake-up call when his obese father collapses with a stroke. Read full book review >

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MAKING HISTORY by Stephen Fry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"An amusing, sophomoric, hyperbolic, academic send-up, timed to coincide with Fry's upcoming role in a film about Oscar Wilde."
Would the world be better off if Hitler had never lived? Read full book review >

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HOW THE SCOTS MADE AMERICA by Michael Fry
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Marred on occasion by rhetorical excess—but also full of surprises that sometimes come very near revelation. (16 pp. b&w illustrations)"
What a backwater place we might have become if those thrifty, ambitious, adaptable, brilliant and sly Scots hadn't emigrated here. Read full book review >

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MAYHEM by Sigrid Rausing
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A stylish and devastatingly lucid memoir."
The piercing, fragmented story of how the author watched the horrific toll drug addiction took on her brother and his wife. Read full book review >

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NAKED SLEEPER by Sigrid Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"No dazzling, high-powered dynamics here, but, rather, a steady, superbly insightful study of a life as quietly complex as the reader's own: a tale that touches the heart of what it is to be human. ($30,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The promise Nunez revealed in her acclaimed 1995 debut, A Feather on the Breath of God, is here fulfilled and magnified, as she follows the struggles of a woman to know her father and understand herself, labors that imperil her once secure marriage. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF HER KIND by Sigrid Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A masterful construction of the troubled conscience of the era and its aftermath."
A friendship between two women, forged during the tumult of 1968, is tested, torn and reaffirmed over the course of their very different lives. Read full book review >

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BULLY BAIT by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An important message, humorously delivered, that will appeal to Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In an illustrated novel, the first in a proposed series, cartoonist Fry (Over the Hedge) humorously mines the world of middle school as seen through the eyes of bullied Nick to answer the question: Can three oddballs team together to take down the school bully? Read full book review >

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ZERO TOLERANCE  by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Nick ably joins Greg Heffley and Big Nate in comically maneuvering the minefield of middle school life. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Fry (Bully Bait, 2013) hits his stride in this second hilarious exploration of the hazards and histrionics of middle school, as seen through the eyes of Nick, the shortest seventh-grader ever. Read full book review >

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FOR ROUENNA by Sigrid Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"A sad, touching tale of friendship and a smart, subtle dialogue on just where a culture's stories come from."
Whiting winner Nuñez (A Feather on the Breath of God, 1995, etc.) spins a moving tale about the unlikely friendship between a recently successful young writer and the old neighbor who seeks her. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

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A WORLD ELSEWHERE by Sigrid MacRae
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"One of the more curious World War II entanglements, deftly fashioned."
An American woman's marriage to a Baltic German noble in 1928 promised a fairy tale but ended in a nightmare of war. Read full book review >