Search Results: "Christian Kiefer"


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THE ANIMALS by Christian Kiefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2015

"Devastatingly beautiful. This novel embodies why we write and why we read."
In Kiefer's (The Infinite Tides, 2012) dark, lyrical novel, a man learns that no matter how hard he may try to atone for his sins, he can't outrun his violent past or his most painful mistakes.Read full book review >

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Released: June 19, 2012

"A wonderfully executed debut novel, so rich as to inspire rereading, right down to its inevitable resolution, both ironic and existentialist."
In Kiefer's debut literary novel, astronaut Keith Corcoran returns from the International Space Station to a house populated by a bare mattress, random canned goods and a gray leather sofa. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY SOON TIME WILL HAVE NO PLACE LEFT TO HIDE by Christian Kiefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"A gorgeous, human commentary on the paradox of modern life and modern art."
Structured as an interview with a fictional visual artist, Kiefer's (The Animals, 2015, etc.) novella explores the ambitions and limits of art. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Pochna exhibits a personal charm that must have helped win her some difficult interviews, but the bio often seems disjointed and unpolished. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
European-celeb biographer Pochna writes a serviceable history of Christian Dior on the 50th anniversary of the ``New Look.'' In February 1947 Dior launched a postwar fashion revolution, dubbed the New Look by Harper's Bazaar. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIAN SLATER by Nigel Goodall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The book's title remains an enigma: Back from the edge of . . . what? Cultural relevance?"
Substance-free clip-job bio of former teen idol and perennial B-lister Christian Slater. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE by Bruce Stores
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"A meticulously researched educational tool, particularly for readers with a casual interest in Christian Science and LGBT issues."
A lifelong gay Christian Scientist explores his religion's history and its largely uncharted, turbulent relationship with sexual minorities. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOUR by C.S. Lewis
Released: Jan. 1, 1943

"These are old-fashioned words but the Dean of Magdalen College makes them live for today by his straight-from-the-shoulder and stimulating presentation."
It is not every radio script that will stand the scrutiny given to the printed page. Read full book review >

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CHRISTIAN NATION by Frederic C. Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2013

"Dystopian, wonkish fun for the Maddow set."
Could a Sarah Palin presidency spark a faith-based civil war in America? You betcha, according to Rich's debut novel. Read full book review >

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MISTER CHRISTIAN by William Kinsolving
Released: March 7, 1996

"A grand to-the-ends-of-the-earth romp that, though merry and melancholic by turn, strikes just the right stoically mock-heroic tone throughout."
Proceeding from the premise that Fletcher Christian, leader of the 1789 mutiny that wrested control of HMS Bounty from tyrannical Captain Bligh, did not subsequently perish on Pitcairn Island, Kinsolving (The Diplomat's Daughter, 1993, etc.) offers an immensely entertaining account of a Georgian/Regency picaro's amazing adventures. Read full book review >

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A MERE CHRISTIAN by Ron Smith
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2014

"An often engaging book that uses straightforward moments of faith to address much-debated Christian discussion points."
Debut author Smith offers Christians a lively discussion of the core beliefs of their faith. Read full book review >

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Hjørdis Varmer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"In all, it makes a lighthearted tale—further brightened by Brøgger's award-winning, kaleidoscopic renditions of Andersen, the paper cuts he often produced as he told stories and fancifully rendered scenes from his life. (bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
Among the most engaging of the spate of Andersen bios published for his 200th birthday, this handsomely designed Danish import presents the writer as a compulsively outgoing, if hypersensitive, fame seeker who "saw a tale in everything he experienced," and "lived in the world of his imagination, where there was always plenty of food and everything was radiant and abundant." Read full book review >

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN by Jens Andersen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2005

"Thickly footnoted and thoughtful, this 200th birthday tribute to the great writer makes for rewarding if sometimes arduous reading."
Like a character in one of his own fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen almost magically transformed himself from penniless street urchin to one of Europe's most celebrated authors. Here, a scholarly, penetrating biography proves that Andersen's life also had much of the Dickens novel in it. Read full book review >