Search Results: "Christopher L. Webber"


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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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Well rendered and evocative: subdued in tone, but striking in detail."
Earnest recollection of an unorthodox upbringing in hardscrabble, polyglot East Harlem. 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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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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THE HEARTBEATS OF WING JONES by Katherine Webber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"Overall, a solid debut. (Historical fiction. 14-16)"
In 1995 Atlanta, a mixed-race girl finds a way to stand out on her own terms. Read full book review >

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THE SAVING RAIN by Elsie Webber
Released: May 15, 1989

A well-intentioned but clumsy novel tracing the fortunes of a Cambodian girl through the horrors of civil war and the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, based on stories Webber heard during years of volunteer work in refugee camps in Thailand. Read full book review >

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Released: May 13, 2012

"A well-written book of verses for the thoughtful Christian reader."
Webber offers spiritual verses about what he sees as man's destructive avarice and the hope that man can heal himself and the world through faith. 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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Keepers Of The Coffee Pot by Mary Watson Webber
Released: July 14, 2016

"A cleverly conceived but clumsily executed thriller."
In Webber's debut crime novel, a murderous duo sets their sights on a young couple. Read full book review >