Search Results: "Turney Duff"


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THE BUY SIDE by Turney Duff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013

"A fast-paced memoir of the easy-money hypercapitalist dream-turned-nightmare."
Former Wall Street party boy tells his cautionary rags-to-riches-to-rags story. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Teen readers will see both themselves and their friends in Bianca's layered, hostile world. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Downing Cherry Cokes and watching her two best friends hoof it out on the dance floor of the local teen club doesn't make 17-year-old Bianca Piper feel good about herself. Read full book review >

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TURTLE SPRING by Deborah Turney Zagwyn
ANIMALS
Released: March 10, 1998

"Fluid watercolor illustrations in glowing jewel tones ably capture both changing seasons and changing moods. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Klee feels like a lost moon as crowds of relatives orbit around her new brother's crib. Read full book review >

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LYING OUT LOUD by Kody Keplinger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"Fierce, fresh, total fun. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Keplinger breathes new life into what it means to LOL. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"While each expedition could easily merit its own book, Turney adroitly manages to give a full portrait of each explorer and crew without giving any short shrift."
An in-depth look at a year in which five different expeditions set out to explore Antarctica. Read full book review >

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Released: May 20, 2012

"Like a 12-episode TV series condensed into a single book—categorically engaging, but occasionally overstuffed."
Terrorists planning a New Year's Eve attack against the U.S. are working with people on American soil in Turney's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"A tome that alternates between a useful exposé and a slog—best for HBS alumni and business historians."
A massively detailed history of Harvard Business School since its founding in 1908 and a searing critique of the school's impact on American capitalism. Read full book review >

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THE HOLY BOOK OF THE BEARD by Duff Brenna
Released: March 1, 1996

"Stylistically assured, then, but badly stunted."
Brenna (The Book of Mamie, 1989) comes of age a second time, here in the guise of a biker called Jasper John—an adolescent rebel who eventually settles down with some help from assorted weirdos who work in a San Diego diner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"A must-read for the business crowd."
Nicely crafted debut recounting JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's climb to the pinnacle of American finance. Read full book review >

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ONCE WERE WARRIORS by Alan Duff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Duff shows courage in attacking the view that assimilation is the first step out of poverty, and he does so by spinning a compelling tale."
Upon its New Zealand publication in 1990, this controversial debut novel rocketed to the bestseller list. Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMY OF ILLNESS by Kat Duff
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"Readers accustomed to more straightforward accounts may find Duff's musings difficult to accept; still, her insights into common attitudes toward illness, and into the changes wrought in an individual by illness, are often enlightening."
From the sickbed of a woman of ``mystical temperament'': very personal, sometimes quirky, essays on illness, blending 20th-century psychology with holistic spirituality. Read full book review >