Search Results: "Albert Vigoleis Thelen"


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THE ISLAND OF SECOND SIGHT by Albert Vigoleis Thelen
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Worthy of a place alongside On the Marble Cliffs, Berlin Alexanderplatz, The Death of Virgil and other modernist German masterworks; a superb, sometimes troubling work of postwar fiction, deserving the widest possible audience."
A vast novel—if novel it is—of the tangled lives of anti-Nazi Germans on the Spanish island of Majorca in the years leading up to World War II. 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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Released: June 1, 2012

"Thelen's affection for rural Honduras, for its natural beauty, generous people, and superstitions (Mayan ghosts loom large), is contagious: This simple mystery spreads the travel bug and satisfies thanks to its intoxicating focus on place."
The second novel in the Mystery-in-Exotic-Places series by Marjorie Thelen (The Forty Column Castle, 2011, etc.) brings a small town known as "the Florence of the Mayan world" [7] vividly to life as the setting for an archaeological murder mystery. 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 CYBELENE CONSPIRACY by Albert Noyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2005

"Noyer's enthusiastic curiosity is effectively channeled through his two attractive protagonists: a smooth narrative packed with fascinating historical detail."
A fifth-century Nick and Nora crack secret codes, enjoy an impromptu maritime adventure, and hang out with gladiators in their second mystery caper. 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 >

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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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TANGLED JUNE by Neil Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"The result is a quietly moving tale likely to be especially welcome to readers who've followed Dave's fortunes ever since The January Corpse (1991)."
Philadelphia shamus Dave Garrett gets a chance to exercise his practiced sensitivity on himself when his office assistant, Lisa Wilson, digs far enough into his past to figure out that he's not who he thinks he is; certainly he's not his mother Barbara's son. 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 >