Search Results: "Aidan Chambers"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Ambitious, imperfect, challenging and powerfully affecting. (Fiction. YA)"
With profound respect for readers, Chambers again stretches the YA genre to its edges and beyond. Read full book review >

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THE TOLL BRIDGE by Aidan Chambers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1995

"A powerful brew, not for every taste. (Fiction. 13+)"
A British novelsomething between a love story and a philosophical meditation on adolescenceexperimental in form, with flashbacks, stream-of-consciousness, and several narratorslarge and complicated characters whose main passions are dime-store philosophizing and sex. Read full book review >

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POSTCARDS FROM NO MAN’S LAND by Aidan Chambers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"This is a wide-ranging, challenging, beautifully written novel for older teenagers and adults who love to settle into a big, rewarding story. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Jacob Todd has come from England to Amsterdam to honor his grandfather, also named Jacob Todd, a British soldier who fought and died in Holland in 1944. Read full book review >

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THE KISSING GAME by Aidan Chambers
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Thoughtful, challenging reading for teens on the cusp of adulthood. (Short stories. 15 & up)"
British author and Printz Award winner Chambers (Postcards from No Man's Land, 2002) returns with a provocative and varied collection of shorts for teen readers. Read full book review >

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DYING TO KNOW YOU by Aidan Chambers
Released: April 1, 2012

"This quietly understated performance captures the wistfulness of music in a minor key and is ultimately successful in its life-affirming message. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Will a story told in believable first-person voice by a 75-year-old man truly strike a chord with a teen audience? The answer is yes, though it may be a smallish one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"This memoir's revelations—based on reporting as well as personal experience—may obscure its less controversial but more thoughtful analysis of the Rehnquist Court's poisonous 'politics of certainty.' (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes's tart description of Supreme Court deliberations—"nine scorpions in a bottle"—has seldom seemed more apt than in this scathing tell-all screed about the Rehnquist Court from Lazarus (Black Hills/White Justice, 1991), now an L.A. federal prosecutor. Read full book review >

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WHITTAKER CHAMBERS by Sam Tanenhaus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Expect this book to stoke fires already burning for nearly half a century. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (History Book Club selection)"
A sympathetic full-length portrait of a man best known for making Alger Hiss and Richard Nixon famous. Read full book review >

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IN HIS CHAMBERS by Eric Mounts
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"An innovative Christian moral handbook for attorneys."
A daily devotional work seeks to encourage lawyers with biblical wisdom. Read full book review >

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SECRET CHAMBERS by Alicia Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2013

"A pleasingly confident historical adventure story that engagingly shows one man's emotional journey."
A historical mystery novel set in belle epoque New York. Read full book review >

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CHAMBERS OF DEATH by Priscilla Royal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The sixth of Royal's historical mysteries (Forsaken Soul, 2008, etc.) proceeds as slowly as the Middle Ages, but it keeps you guessing."
Lust and other deadly medieval sins. Read full book review >

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6 CHAMBERS, 1 BULLET by Sonny Barger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2006

"Violent, brutal and, of course, just about mindless."
Once more—with a little help from his friends—the author of Hell's Angel tracks the free-wheeling adventures of Patch Kincade (Dead in 5 Heartbeats, 2003), biker Galahad. Read full book review >

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SIDNEY CHAMBERS AND THE PERSISTENCE OF LOVE by James Runcie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"Fans of the series may appreciate the continuing tales of beloved characters, thick with references to previous adventures and tragedies, but newcomers will be left out in the cold."
Archdeacon Sidney Chambers (Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation, 2016, etc.) is torn between his vocations as detective and as Anglican priest in six interlinked stories set amid the discontent of 1970s Britain. Read full book review >