Search Results: "Brendan Freely"


BOOK REVIEW

SPEAKING FREELY by Robert L. Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A well-written book for lovers of book publishing and supporters of human rights."
Former Random House President Bernstein gives a fascinating history of publishing in the 20th century and traces the beginnings of the human rights movement. Read full book review >

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THE GAZE by Elif Shafak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2006

"A strange, hallucinatory work."
From Turkish novelist Shafak (The Saint of Incipient Insanities, 2004, etc.), a richly layered narrative concerning misfits and how society views them. Read full book review >

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BRENDAN PRAIRIE by Dan O’Brien
Released: May 6, 1996

"This tale's first-rate location details and good intentions, unfortunately, aren't enough to overcome an uneven plot burdened by schmaltz, too many particulars on falcon-training, and serious problems too readily overcome."
South Dakota biologist O'Brien (The Spirit of the Hills, 1988, etc.) continues to write well about what he knows best—the places and people of the Black Hills—but still struggles to surmount the melodramatic clichÇs that have plagued his fiction. Read full book review >

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BRENDAN WOLF by Brian Malloy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2007

"Malloy (The Year of Ice, 2002) fails to bestow upon his character one bit of self-knowledge, and that's the most dispiriting thing of all."
A lifelong loser finds new ways to screw up in Malloy's depressing second novel. Read full book review >

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FINDING BRENDAN by Philip F. O'Conner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"O'Conner's third may have its heart in the right place, but readers will grow out of patience with its mushiness."
A thesis novel is wrecked by the author's sentimentality and by excessive zeal in trying to show that the retarded are almost always better off outside institutions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2005

"Complex yet lucidly conveyed points of constitutional interpretation, never bogged in jargon."
An up-close-and-personal account of the last 50 years in First Amendment law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPEAKING FREELY by Nat Hentoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Perhaps Hentoff understood that, as interesting as his life may have been, the world needs ideas expressed clearly more than it needs another memoir."
Memos packaged as a memoir from Village Voice and Washington Post columnist Hentoff (Listen to the Stories, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR by Jean Fritz
FICTION
Released: May 29, 1979

"Her jaunty tone is a shade forced at first when she is treating Ireland's love for stories and enthusiasm for the new religion of Christianity, but Brendan's story itself, with all its fabrications and uncertainties, is a natural for her characteristic informal approach, which hinges on not taking her material too seriously."
Fritz incorporates legend, speculation, and likely fact into her story of St. Read full book review >

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KISSING BRENDAN CALLAHAN by Susan Amessé
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"When Sarah turns to her mother for help, they find mutual respect as mother and daughter—and as writers. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Aspiring writers, first kisses and mother-daughter conflicts are standard fare in teen novels. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Events may be less dramatic than realistically nuanced, and pacing is relaxed, but appealing Brendan should keep readers fully engaged. (science notes on biomass, anoles) (Fiction. 9-12)"
A few months older and proud owner of Einstein, a small, green anole, the eponymous budding scientist of Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything In It, winner of the 2007 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, returns to grapple with new challenges in this likable sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO TELL THE TRUTH FREELY by Mia Bay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Bay's intelligent, hard-hitting study puts Wells' achievements in context and will certainly solidify the standing of this brave activist and writer."
Finely honed feminist biography of an impassioned crusader for civil rights in an era of vicious racial discrimination. Read full book review >