Search Results: "Christopher L. Bennett"


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ONLY SUPERHUMAN by Christopher L. Bennett
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Should satisfy the demographic but not too many others."
First independent effort from a veteran comic-book and Star Trek novelist (Star Trek: DTI: Forgotten History, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1995

"A good, coolly analytical review of the Yugoslavian conflict."
A dispassionate, intelligent introduction to the civil war that has destroyed the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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Secrets of the Sleeper by Karen L. Bennett
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"Appealing if familiar fantasy elements are well-handled in this debut."
After her mother's death, a girl who can see in the dark tries to restart a normal high school life but keeps encountering the mysterious in Bennett's YA fantasy. Read full book review >

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BEYOND BEOWULF by Christopher L. Webber
Released: Jan. 16, 2006

"Provocative and entertaining: a thoughtful addition to this timeless tale."
An ambitious sequel to one of the canon's greatest epics. Read full book review >

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THE BEOWULF TRILOGY by Christopher L. Webber
Released: July 31, 2012

"Succeeds in both respecting and enriching the venerable original."
A new translation of the Old English classic alongside two sturdy sequels. Read full book review >

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GIVE ME LIBERTY by Christopher L. Webber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Mostly engaging, and Webber saves the best for last: Martin Luther King Jr.'s words and cadences moved an entire nation, and he, like the other orators, used his voice for the millions who had none."
Episcopal priest Webber (American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists, 2011) traces America's search for personal freedom through the men and women whose voices still demand our attention.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"Webber's decision to cast his net widely has produced an important biography as well as insight into the pre-Civil War free-black subculture."
A richly detailed, wide-ranging biography of a modestly neglected black religious leader who was born a slave. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2012

"A provocative discussion of the deeper causes of our current discontent, written with verve and meriting wide interest."
In this forcefully written debut, Nation editor at large and MSNBC host Hayes examines some of the consequences of accumulating institutional failures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1993

"Still, their friends and caregivers will want to know about it, and the basic premise will be welcome to many."
A study of divorced older women that has important things to say to them—above all, that their lives may just be beginning anew after the long hiatuses of their marriages. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: On the Waterfront
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 9
Talky Talk: Some Like It Hot
Bonus Factors: Santa Cruz, Classic Movies, Vintage Fashion
Relationship Status: From Here To Eternity

Cover Story: On the Waterfront

Much like Jenn Bennett’s first YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I find the ...


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I DRAW DEAD PEOPLE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: Banksy On It

BFF Charm: Yay!

Swoonworthy Scale: 10

Talky Talk: Majoring In Art

Bonus Factors: San Francisco, Street Art, Sweet Ride

Relationship Status: Art School Sweethearts

 

Cover Story: Banksy On It

Overall, I think this cover suits the story—I’m not wild about how the ...


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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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