Search Results: "Albert Haldane"


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THE SACRED TEN by Simha  Seraya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"Equal parts Dan Brown and Quantum Leap; an arresting, fun read, even for those with no deeper interest in religion."
Two spiritual travelers set out to uncover one of the greatest mysteries of all time and discover as much about the meaning of life as they do about themselves. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An excellent report on a relatively new program. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Since 1977, ``Helping Hands'' has been training capuchin monkeys as assistants to quadriplegics. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S MAKING by Seán Haldane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 2015

"Haldane's first mystery, evocative and elegantly written, is a deeply philosophical look at a relatively unknown historical period."
A naïve young Englishman learns much about love, life, and death when he travels to British Columbia in 1868. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Contemporary illustrations (mostly portraits); source notes; extensive bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Dramatic yet well balanced, a biography framed by chapters outlining Grant's earlier and later life while focusing on his major military campaigns and offering perspectives of civilians in charge as well as of generals and the soldiers who carried out their orders. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

Often regarded as the inspiration behind Indiana Jones, renowned dinosaur hunter Andrews marks an apt change of pace for Marrin, best known for rousing accounts of wars and generals. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Santa Fe trail. (b&w photos and reproductions, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Marrin (The Sea King, 1995, etc.) retraces the Spanish conquest of the American Southwest in this distinctive, authentically illustrated volume. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS by Albert Murray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"One only hopes this Proustian stomp ain't over yet."
The latest volume in Murray's sweet and smooth roman Ö fleuve (Trainwhistle Guitar, 1976; The Spyglass Tree, 1991) takes his boy Scooter into early manhood and up from the South; it's a self- consciously heroic tale of a charmed life, patterned on the ``vamps, choruses, riffs, call and response patterns, breaks, chases, and so on'' of jazz. Read full book review >

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HOW THIS NIGHT IS DIFFERENT by Elisa Albert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2006

"An exciting debut: sincerely touching, mordantly funny and superbly assured."
Jewish rituals—some timeless, some contemporary—give thematic shape and emotional texture to this debut collection. Read full book review >

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BEYOND by Albert Goldbarth
Released: Nov. 30, 1998

"More tummler, barker, and prankster than poet, Goldbarth patches together poems from the thinnest material: his pile-on sensibility cries out for an editorial pencil, despite his affable personality throughout the volume."
A National Book Critics Circle Award winner for his Heaven and Earth, and the author of numerous other volumes of verse, Goldbarth relies on a wealth of odd facts and arcane information as points of departure for his often gimmicky poems. Read full book review >

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DESERT BLUES by Bill Albert
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Everything in this novel is too easy—including the laughs and the leaving of it at the end."
First fiction that's like the desert in which it's set: flat and stretching for miles without hint of change or oasis. Read full book review >

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BELLE DU SEIGNEUR by Albert Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"This is a great novel, and its appearance here in English translation really is, as they say, a literary event."
The first US publication of a celebrated 1968 work that won France's Grand Prix du Roman and earned its late author (18951981) comparison with Joyce and Proust and serious Nobel Prize consideration. Read full book review >