Search Results: "Timothy Ferriss"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A wildly inventive excursion through the creation of our daily bread—and our occasional carp à l'ancienne."
Four hours? A gimmick, to be sure, but a good one to lure you into this rangy, obsessive immersion in food and its many wonders. Read full book review >

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AGAINST GRAVITY by Lucy Ferriss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Ferriss (The Gated River, 1986, etc.) should have listened to her own main character, a girl whose favorite pastime is parsing sentences to reveal their basic elements."
A convoluted coming-of-age story with a gothic veneer. Read full book review >

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LEAVING THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Lucy Ferriss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"Well-written, but the contrivances and bloodless tone make for less-than-compelling reading."
Novelist Ferris (The Misconceiver, 1997, etc.), now winner of Mid-List's First Series Award for Short Fiction, offers 12 tales of love, loss, infidelity, and (last but not least) postgrad anomie. Read full book review >

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THE MISCONCEIVER by Lucy Ferriss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Ferriss (Against Gravity, 1996, etc.) worthily acknowledges the complexities of the abortion debate, and her dystopia, if not wildly original, is thoroughly imagined—yet ultimately the tale remains constrained by its narrow focus and muddled plot."
A pleasantly unpolemical, if plodding, novel about a 21st-century abortionist who's haunted by the memory of her political-activist sister. Read full book review >

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THE LOST DAUGHTER by Lucy Ferriss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Despite some too-convenient plot twists, a powerful domestic novel."
A child left for dead at birth reappears 15 years later to transform the lives of her parents. Read full book review >

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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Bush's refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance and is a wonderful way to introduce a true favorite to the next generation of little bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using only his vibrant illustrations, Bush creatively transforms the familiar rhyme about an active bear's day into a full-out adventure. Read full book review >

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FOR LIBERTY by Timothy Decker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"By March 5, 1770, it was dangerous to be a soldier in Boston." Read full book review >

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JAMES IN THE HOUSE OF AUNT PRUDENCE by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A promising debut, with engagingly offbeat, childlike humor and a sure hand with the lively art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young guest in the home of an elderly relative, wreaking havoc that's actually caused by animals that come alive from her precious artifacts, isn't new; still, Bush develops the idea imaginatively, with energetic drafting and a comic spirit that pleasantly recall the art of David Small. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"This strives to be candid and intimate, yet ultimately its commentary fails to break through the commemorative into the kind of real analysis that would have revealed more of the man behind the movement icon. (105 b&w photos, not seen)"
A useful survey and pictorial of the extraordinary career of the visionary Mexican-American labor leader and human-rights activist, who died in his sleep in 1993 at age 66. Read full book review >

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IF I TOLD YOU SO by Timothy Woodward
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Helpful and hopeful, if slightly unrealistic. (discussion guide) (Fiction. 15-19)"
Summer lovin' happened so fa-aast… Read full book review >

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THE LAST SYNAPSID by Timothy Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

Twelve-year-old Rob Gates and his best friend Phoebe Traylor, 13, know something is amiss in their small town of Faith, Colo., when they discover Pinkie, an elderly white poodle, torn to pieces on a mountain path. Read full book review >