Search Results: "Christopher Lehmann-Haupt"


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THE MAD COOK OF PYMATUNING by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The requisite blood-fest finale notwithstanding, a polished work of suspense."
Camp counselors run amuck in Lehmann-Haupt's chilling second novel (following A Crooked Man, 1995), set in a rustic 1950s Pennsylvania boys' camp. Read full book review >

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A CROOKED MAN by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Having thrown stones for years, Lehmann-Haupt might better have stayed away from glass houses such as this one."
The senior daily book reviewer for the New York Times here offers his first novel, a Washington political thriller that strains credulity well beyond the breaking point. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A useful aggregation of timely information and personal insight that will provide clarity, if not comfort, for single women over 30 still set on having kids."
The executive editor of Plum, a magazine for pregnant women over 35, considers the myriad choices available to women who want children but haven't found Mr. Right. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1994

"The carefully composed scenes are spare and powerful; though the telling is unremarkable, the art speaks for itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of Reprobus, the huge man who came to be known as Christopher, patron saint of travelers. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER by Allison Burnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"At times both acid-tinged and unbelievably sweet, a hopeless love's lament."
A lethargic Lothario does what he can to bring his cute, depressed neighbor around to a love affair. Read full book review >

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In Her Own Sweet Time by Rachel Lehmann-Haupt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2016

"An accessible, insightful look at today's modern families.
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A journalist and single mom updates her memoir/social sciences book about emerging routes to parenthood. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS by Charlotte Yue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Bibliography; children's books for further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
An incisive look at the tools, knowledge, and personal qualities that made Columbus's first voyage possible. Read full book review >

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ROSAMOND LEHMANN by Selina Hastings
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 2003

"Sympathetic but true to a life lived for love."
Literary biographer Hastings (Evelyn Waugh, 1995, etc.) turns to a novelist whose life paralleled the cycles of romantic passion and despair she portrayed in her own books. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER COUNTING by Valeri Gorbachev
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Gorbachev's terrifically detailed illustrations, in watercolor and pen-and-ink, greatly enhance the simple, straightforward story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Learning about numbers opens a world of discovery for a curious rabbit. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"The tepidness of the tale begs comparison to more vigorous mice of yore, and rather than purchasing this offering, libraries will find themselves better served by replacement copies of A Cricket in Times Square. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Christopher is a white mouse, born either for the pet shop or the laboratory, so when he's sold to a pet shop, and then to the ideal boy, he feels fortunate. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER REEVE by Megan Howard
Released: May 11, 1999

"Utilitarian and coherent. (index) (Biography. 11-13)"
Distilled from published or televised sources, this biography of Reeve from troubled childhood to triumphant re-emergence into public life focuses more on what he's done than who he is. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER UNBORN by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1989

"Fuentes, sometimes too erudite for his own good, gets it together here—developing an inventive literary conceit into a multilayered meditation on the plight of contemporary Mexico."
A postmodern extravaganza narrated by a fetus: his conception on Twelfth Night begins the book and his birth on Columbus Day ends it, and in between those two events is a feast of language concerning a despoiled Mexico. Read full book review >