Search Results: "Chris Stedman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Brave and refreshingly open-minded."
The searching, intelligent account of a gay man's experiences growing away from God and into a thoughtful and humane atheist. 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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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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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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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A polished, cleverly constructed and very precisely calculated first novel."
The miraculous arrival of a child in the life of a barren couple delivers profound love but also the seeds of destruction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Too scholarly for most general readers, but still a valuable study that helps flesh out the caricature of conservatives as only believing 'greed is good.'"
A cerebral, pertinent exegesis on the thinking behind the rise of the New Right. Read full book review >

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AN END TO POVERTY? by Gareth Stedman Jones
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Enthusiastically argued, but so intertwined with original sources and rhetorical mannerisms that it's not terribly accessible."
Up-close examination of how Adam Smith and industrial advancement sparked furious debates on the future of the impoverished. Read full book review >

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A FOR ARGONAUT by Michael J. Stedman
Released: July 4, 2012

"Perfect fare for frequent fliers and others with time to kill in between installments of the seemingly endless Bourne saga and other such globe-trotting, testosterone-fueled conspiracy-franchise affairs."
Book 1 of a globe-trotting, espionage epic of the evergreen "red-blooded American" school, starring a laconic icon of vengeance-seeking machismo who rights international wrongs, gets the (international) girl and who will—apparently—be back for 25 more novels. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Not the definitive biography, then, and certainly not for casual G&S fans—but the most authoritative effort of its kind thus far, and, particularly considering the often-academic content, crisply readable. (16 pages b&w illustrations)"
Stedman, editor of a collection of Gilbert's non-G&S works (Gilbert Before Sullivan, 1967), now offers a solid, stylish, well- researched critical biography—which effectively emphasizes the Victorian-theater context of Gilbert's writings but fails to pay proper attention to his genius as a lyricist. Read full book review >

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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 >

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TIME SHIFTERS by Chris Grine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"As satisfying and enjoyable as a big-budget animated sci-fi feature. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
A year after the worst day in Luke's life, a chance encounter in the forest sparks a grand adventure. Read full book review >