Search Results: "Chris Lavers"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Natural history is one of the few sciences that lends itself to enjoyably larking about ideas and hypotheses as well as having its sober sides, and Lavers takes full advantage of its propensity for entertaining erudition."
Provocative stabs at answering the really big questions regarding wildlife biology, the ones seemingly skipped over when the Victorians tidied up their discipline of natural history. Read full book review >

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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF UNICORNS by Chris Lavers
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Lavers makes an elegant, colorful guide to the unicorn's myth, marvel and the ties that have bound it to human progress."
Lavers (Natural History/Univ. of Nottingham; Why Elephants Have Big Ears: Understanding Patterns of Life on Earth, 2001) ingeniously tracks the myth-making of the unicorn, a 2,500-year "windy road with many charming vistas, and many strange ones." Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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REKINDLING OF HOPE by Doug Lavers
Released: Nov. 29, 2012

"An engaging read for fans of Utopian sci-fi, but limp characters and tensionless conflict limit its appeal."
Lavers' debut novel opens as an alien collective, known as the Bearing, contacts elderly Australian Peter Wilson. Read full book review >

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MYTHOLOGIES by Roland Barthes
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1972

"The selections, however, are ample, and the translation fine."
Although Mythologies, published 15 years ago in France, may seem a lamentably late arrival on these shores, it is still the gamiest of structuralist studies. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 20, 2012

"It's remarkable that essays written more than a half-century ago, on another continent, should seem not merely pertinent but prescient in regard to the course of contemporary American culture."
A new edition of landmark work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SLEEPWALKER by Chris Bohjalian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2016

"Sensational subject matter aside, this thriller is a sleeper."
Bohjalian's latest considers the impact of a sleepwalker's disappearance on her husband and children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SEASON TO DIE by Michael Mucci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2016

"A measured pace as methodical and practical as the murder story's diplomatic protagonist."
Philadelphia Sheriff Chris DeAngelo returns to solve the killing of a political candidate's wife, complete with a plethora of suspects and motives, in this thriller. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT EVERYONE by Chris Haughton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"An infectious bedtime story, sure to prompt yawns in readers and their preschool listeners as well. (Picture book. 1-5)"
When the sun sets and all the animals are sleepy, Little Bear is still wide awake, but finally, the cub too, yawns and, after a good-night kiss from Great Big Bear, drops off to sleep. Read full book review >