Search Results: "thomas kaufman"


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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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ANDY KAUFMAN by Bob Zmuda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Whatever readers believe or don't about Andy Kaufman, this book will confirm that particular 'truth.'"
Another biography of the idiosyncratic comedian that will make fans question what the authors' previous work on the subject offered and to doubt that this will really be their "final" word. Read full book review >

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STEAL THE SHOW by Thomas Kaufman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"Kaufman packs Gidney's second caper (Drink the Tea, 2010) with familiar elements, but keeps the twists and one-liners coming."
A wisecracking D.C. P.I. skirts the law in order to save his would-be daughter. Read full book review >

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DRINK THE TEA by Thomas Kaufman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"Winner of the Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Competition, Kaufman's debut feels a little slapdash but benefits from brisk development and a flattering, textured portrait of the nation's capital. Wisecracking narrator Gidney is also an appealing spinner of yarns."
A D.C. private detective gets into all kinds of trouble trying to find a friend's long-lost daughter. Read full book review >

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THE MARRYING OF CHANI KAUFMAN by Eve Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A readable, compassionate portrait of roles, especially women's, in a Haredi community that only occasionally strays into stereotype."
Not just love and tradition, but rules and expectations shape the relationships of two couples from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, in a British novelist's engaging debut. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >

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TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2007

"Lush and fascinating: an essential reference for Wolfe fans and scholars."
Impressive array of primary documents, photographs, commentary and miscellany relating to the novelist's short life and controversial career. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 2007

"A richly introspective biography sure to rekindle interest in Hardy's writing."
Another wonderfully readable life by veteran biographer and journalist Tomalin (Samuel Pepys, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Joyce Appleby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A useful slap against the reactionaries who today claim descent from Jeffersonian ideals."
A portrait of our most controversial Founding Father as a genuine radical possessed of dangerous, frightening ideas about human nature and government. Read full book review >