Religion Book Reviews (page 179)

RELIGION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Impressive work that could become essential reading for students and interested laypersons alike."
A mammoth and important rendering of the Christian faith, by one of the most prominent living Roman Catholic theologians. Read full book review >
THE BRAZILIANS by Joseph A. Page
RELIGION
Released: July 1, 1995

"This is hardly the Brazil of Varig travel posters, nor is it a true insider's view (such as Jonathan Raban's for the English and Luigi Barzini's for the Italians), but Page depicts a fascinating land for which he clearly feels much love."
A sweeping view of a huge country that few Americans know well. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: July 1, 1995

"For Daniel, this grumping may have been a therapeutic exercise; for the reader, it's merely tiresome. (photos, not seen)"
This firsthand account of the Jewish community of Cochin, a town on the southwestern coast of India, fails to live up to its potential. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Meticulous, but perhaps excessively unsensational."
A dry study of the origins and evolution of a fiercely controversial organization in the Roman Catholic Church. Read full book review >
STILL CATHOLIC by Ed Stivender
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1995

"Thoughtful as well as nostalgic, Stivender will make readers glad he is still Catholic."
Storyteller and entertainer Stivender offers more affectionate glimpses of his Irish-Catholic upbringing in Philadelphia in the late 1950s and early '60s. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: June 7, 1995

"The two books are fused together for a unique addition the literature of the Holocaust. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Technology magnate Zandman—founder of an enterprise doing $1 billion in sales each year, employer of more than 16,000 people in 11 countries, and at the core, Holocaust survivor—tells his story graphically. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: June 1, 1995

"Fisher's thought-provoking examination demands of us a more sober, less idealistic assessment of German society and culture after unification."
A disturbing look at the problems facing contemporary Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A spellbinding story for the general reader, particularly those with an interest in New Age philosophy or the occult. ($35,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Knab successfully bridges ancient and modern realities in this latest addition to the fast-growing genre of anthropologist-turned- shaman's-apprentice tales. Read full book review >
PROVIDENCE by Daniel Quinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Likely to interest only devotees of Ishmael."
Quinn—winner of the $500,000 Turner Tomorrow award for his novel Ishmael (1992)—tells the story of his psychological journey from a loveless childhood into '50s Catholicism and finally to his present creed of animism and self-discovery. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Lightweight and anecdotal exhortation meant to cultivate an attitude of wonder in daily life. ($40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Inspirational stories of the miraculous, assembled from a wide range of settings by journalist and novelist Wakefield (New York in the Fifties, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Scholarship happily combines with intuition in this stimulating analysis of a powerful idea."
A vividly detailed account of how Western society interpreted and was influenced by the biblical story of the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, by a French cultural critic and historian (Sin and Fear, not reviewed). Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: June 1, 1995

This rambling account of sacred pleasures from the beginning of time to the present is more intuitive than scholarly. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >