Search Results: "Abraham Verghese"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Verghese, who has written for the New Yorker and other publications, offers a powerful testimony to the courage of those who live and die with AIDS and of those who care for them. (Book- of-the-Month Club alternate selection; Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A grim reproof to all who want to deny that AIDS has arrived in America's heartland. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although it runs down a little in the last 50 pages or so, this is a compulsively readable and painful book, a work of compassion and intelligence."
The acclaimed author of My Own Country (1996) turns his gaze inward to a pair of crises that hit even closer to home than the AIDS epidemic of which he wrote previously. Read full book review >

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CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2009

"A bold but flawed debut novel."
There's a mystery, a coming-of-age, abundant melodrama and even more abundant medical lore in this idiosyncratic first novel from a doctor best known for the memoir My Own Country (1994). Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM by Frank Keating
by Frank Keating, illustrated by Mike Wimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Like the faces on Mount Rushmore, this entry in the series provides a face but falls short on substance. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Following Theodore (2006) and George (2012), Keating adds a new face to the Mount Rushmore series. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM by David Rosenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2006

"For lay readers and scholars, a valuable exploration of how Abraham and his biographers fit into the larger scheme of Jewish cultural and religious history."
Innovative look at the patriarch by biblical scholar Rosenberg (Dreams of Being Eaten Alive, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM by Alan M. Dershowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An interesting concept deserving of twice the effort."
The great patriarch as a template for Jewish lawyers across the ages. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM by Bruce Feiler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"A vivid and discerning tour through a land that reflects this epochal figure's life of exile, questioning, family misunderstandings, and faith."
Visiting an Israel of checkpoints and suicide bombings, Feiler (Walking the Bible, 2001, etc.) gracefully explores how the ancient Middle Eastern exile and childless husband became the father of many nations—and the progenitor of religious conflict. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Reasonably accurate—but the historical territory is already thoroughly surveyed elsewhere, and the unusual format doesn't compensate for the routine content. (appendix) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
Lincoln's life gets a graphic treatment, but the prose reads like a school report, and even the battle scenes look staged. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Amy L. Cohn
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A timeline is appended, but there are neither source notes nor suggestions for further reading. (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
"See that tall, tall man in the tall black hat? Know who he is? Read full book review >

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FATHER ABRAHAM by Harold Holzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A natural companion for Candace Fleming's fine The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary (2008). (endnotes, adult-level bibliography) (Biography. 11-14)"
Trailing the stampede of Lincoln-bicentennial studies, this profile of "the clan that might have become America's royal family but instead became America's cursed family" offers both a wagonload of fascinating period photos and a case study in domestic tragedy and dysfunction. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by George McGovern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Compact and commanding."
The greatness and imperfections of America's 16th president, captured by a former Democratic nominee for the White House. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An appealing tasting menu for the banquet that is Lincoln."
Essays crafted from C-SPAN interviews of 55 writers on Lincoln. Read full book review >