Search Results: "Beryl Satter"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2009

"Comprehensive and compulsively readable."
An engrossing look at the history of racist real-estate practices in Chicago, and the activists who fought for justice. Read full book review >

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THE SCENT OF GOD by Beryl Singleton Bissell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2006

"Accounts of genuine spiritual anguish and unspeakable loss commingled with humid, Harlequinesque passages. "
A former cloistered nun tells in sometimes treacly prose how she chose God over the world, then fell in love with a priest, left the monastery, eventually married the (now ex-) priest, had children, suffered grievous losses. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 1996

"A passionate, often sanctimonious denunciation of the Soviet Union that dwells more on the past than the future."
Reluctant to relinquish America's Cold War mentality, a veteran journalist revives our image of the Soviet Union as the evil empire we loved to hate. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Thus Bainbridge succeeds in creating a book of short essays as salty and addictive as a bag of crisps. (drawings by author, not seen)"
A loose-knit collection of personal essays, all of them short, irreverent, and revealing, by one of Britain's top novelists (Every Man for Himself, 1996; The Birthday Boys, 1994; etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A fascinating, deeply thoughtful and researched study that contributes mightily to the ongoing humanist debate."
Sober, trenchant exploration of the need for settling the crimes of the Soviet Union with history. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT SIKHISM? by Beryl Dhanjal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"For patient, scrupulous readers, some sense of Sikhism will emerge, but this is by no means a standard text on the religion. (maps, chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An entry in the What Do We Know About series that intends to enlighten but here only confuses. Read full book review >

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AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE by Beryl Bainbridge
Released: March 13, 1990

This latest from Bainbridge (Mum and Mr. Armitage, 1987), who writes best about that other England of unemployment and wasteland cities, is characteristically bleak and black in humor, but the foreshadowed denouement is disappointingly melodramatic. Read full book review >

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SNAKEBITE by Beryl Wealand
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2014

"A winning protagonist and authentic sense of place make this a mystery worth puzzling over."
An amateur sleuth comes to the rescue in this suspenseful backwoods drug caper. Read full book review >

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ACCORDING TO QUEENEY by Beryl Bainbridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Absolutely wonderful. Grateful thanks, too, to Carroll & Graf, which has stepped in where many 'major' publishers have faltered, bringing us the otherwise neglected recent work of British masters like the late Anthony Burgess and the irresistible, indispensable Beryl Bainbridge."
The Grand Cham of 18th-century English letters is the primary subject of Bainbridge's majestically deft new novel: the best yet in her series of dazzling historical reconstructions of British history (Master Georgie, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF by Beryl Bainbridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"But her gift for lean yet resonant narration—vivid details and images, startling dialogue, telling anecdotes—remains one of modern fiction's marvels, and at its best this bildungsroman-at-sea (with more than a few echoes of Conrad) casts a dark, doomy spell."
The 1912 maiden voyage of the Titanic—not played for the usual melodrama but used, half-successfully, as the backdrop for the coming-of-age story of a well-connected, uncertain young man. Read full book review >