Search Results: "Chad Hofmann"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIRD ROOM by Chad Hofmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2014

"Hard-core horror and sci-fi readers will likely enjoy the more original tales in this story collection."
A collection of 17 horror, sci-fi and paranormal tales that, at their best, recall The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE AND THE MEADOW by Chad Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Stiff verse aside, the book has undeniable child appeal. (notes, suggested activities) (Picture book. 5-8)"
An inquisitive field mouse ventures from his nest for the first time and encounters various creatures—big and small, friend and foe—all while learning and teaching readers about the habitat of a meadow. Read full book review >

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LEO GEO AND HIS MIRACULOUS JOURNEY THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Jon Chad
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"'Science is no walk in the park,' he rightly proclaims. Also: 'Long live geology!' (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 7-10)"
The top geologist at the Fizzmont Institute of Rad Science takes a solo journey right through the planet. It's science! With monsters! Read full book review >

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LICHTENBERG AND THE LITTLE FLOWER GIRL by Gert Hofmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2004

"Brimful with love, nature, energy, and intellect: history proved on the pulse and expressed through the heart. A treasure."
Hoffman died in 1993, and his last novel (following The Film Explainer, published here in 1996), translated again by his own son, is a quietly powerful masterpiece of human charm that manages to capture the very essence of the Enlightenment in Germany. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2006

"An intriguing, bracing tale, and not just for history buffs."
Before 9/11 there was July 30, 1916. Read full book review >

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SHIRKER by Chad Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2000

"Taylor creates strong, sometimes sexually graphic, images at the expense of logical narrative, as natural and supernatural explanations compete to the very end."
New Zealand author Taylor's first US publication is the tale of a dead man, narrated by the late Ellerslie Penrose as he lies on the sidewalk after crashing through a window atop the Regent Hotel. Read full book review >

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THE GOODBYE MAN by Chad Barton
Released: July 5, 2011

"A well-crafted novel that cuttingly tackles vigilantism and vengeance."
A man and his dog slay pederasts from New York City to Florida in this surging thriller from ex-law enforcement investigator Barton. Read full book review >

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THE AVERAGE AMERICAN MALE by Chad Kultgen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2007

"The Main Event of Portnoy's Complaint, without the wit."
The self-absorbed narrator continually looks for (and finds) sex but is terrified, if not emasculated, by the prospect of love. Read full book review >

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ICE IN THE JUNGLE by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Comforting to the littlest of ones who find themselves in a change of surroundings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tiny polar bear must learn how to cope after moving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Highlights an interesting aspect of the world's smallest sovereign entity."
Former New York Times Rome bureau chief Hofmann (Umbria, 1999, etc.) portrays influential women in the papacy's history, culture, and work force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Still, highly recommended."
A charming and delightful, yet flawed, excursion. Read full book review >

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SECRET SALVATION by Chad Josey
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A captivating, high-stakes sci-fi adventure that suffers from too much background material."
A debut novel tells the story of a doctor recruited to survive a world-ending event. Read full book review >