Search Results: "Chris Adrian"


BOOK REVIEW

GOB’S GRIEF by Chris Adrian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2001

"A magnificent debut."
The effects of a catastrophic civil war on a hopeful young society, one energized and conflicted by innovation and reform, are explored with ferocious imaginative power by newcomer Adrian, a Virginia medical student who seems poised to embark on two demanding and distinguished careers. Read full book review >

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THE NEW WORLD by Chris Adrian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"People do a lot of weeping in this book. Maybe that's meant to compensate for its lack of emotional depth."
Imagine a more benign Brave New World yoked with a short love story from a New Yorker back issue.Read full book review >

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THE GREAT NIGHT by Chris Adrian
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 3, 2011

"How could such a talented writer be led so astray? Blame the bad faerie Self-Indulgence."
Imagine a mashup of J.M. Barrie and Armistead Maupin, and you'll sense the disorienting weirdness of this third novel from Adrian (The Children's Hospital, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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A BETTER ANGEL by Chris Adrian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Abrasive, accusatory, despairing and, more than often enough, quite unforgettable fiction."
Illness, loss and grief assume ingeniously arresting forms in this short-story collection from a uniquely gifted author who is also a practicing pediatrician and divinity-school student. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S FARMYARD ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"He makes it real that this is the kind of adventure a kid could have on his own, inviting a free association with Pete. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The boy and the stuffed polar bear from Pete and Polo's Big School Adventure (2000) take a trip to Grandpa's farm. Read full book review >

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SOME KIND OF MAGIC by Adrian Fogelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A fine, complex tale of family, friends and magic. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Old friends Ben, Cass, Jemmie and Justin start high school in the fall, so this might be their last summer together; though they hope for an exciting summer, they get more intrigue than they bargained for. Read full book review >

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DEVIANT by Adrian McKinty
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Bloody without terror, this tale barely deviates from formula. (Mystery. 12-13)"
The new kid in a near-reform school finds himself caught up in a disturbing animal-abuse case. Read full book review >

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THE SORTA SISTERS by Adrian Fogelin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will appreciate the pen-pal friendship and the hopeful ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Anna lives in Tallahassee, Fla., with Miss Johnette. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An intriguing take on fourth-estate paragons who appear better able to cast stones than to fend them off. (Photographs—not seen)"
It's a rule of thumb that journalists tend to run for cover when under scrutiny—and the high-profile media icons who won The Washington Post a Pulitzer for their Watergate reporting are apparently no exceptions to the rule. Read full book review >

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HARD COVER by Adrian Magson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2016

"Prolific Magson's third Watchman outing (Close Quarters, 2015, etc.) overstocks its supporting cast with paper tigers but delivers in its propulsive action sequences."
The one-man army known as Watchman goes deep into Russia to protect a former KGB officer who plans to advocate for a friendlier stance toward the United States. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Adrian House
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2001

"A labor of love, but hagiography nonetheless. (4 maps; 14 color illustrations)"
An admiring biography of the medieval Italian saint. Read full book review >