Search Results: "Christopher R. Beha"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Usable as an introduction to a canon in the making, but inconsequential, even for an anthology."
A usual-suspects gathering of living American short-story writers, with a few nods to the up-and-coming generation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"The personal and family stories are almost always gripping; the comments about great books, less so."
Deciding to spend a year reading the entire 50-volume set of the Harvard Classics, Harper's assistant editor Beha discovers things—some touching, some banal—about the best-laid plans of mice and men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTS by Christopher Beha
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Beha gets to have it both ways: His novel is at once brisk and episodic while critiquing the limits of brisk, episodic narrative."
A man desperate for cash makes a deal with the reality TV devil in this thoughtful, occasionally lecturing second novel from Harper's deputy editor Beha (What Happened to Sophie Wilder, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

w Given the recent headlines about the slave-labor reparations settlement in Germany, this new study from distinguished Holocaust historian Browning (Ordinary Men, 1992, etc.) is an important event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 23, 2013

"An exciting trip through a wild, dangerous fantasy world that's well worth it despite some bumps along the way."
In this debut children's book, a 12-year-old boy's journey into a fantastical world begins when he's mysteriously guided to find a strange, glowing rock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2010

"An important addition to Holocaust studies, evoking the small band of survivors who remembered."
A scholarly, nuanced micro history of a Nazi slave-labor camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD DEATH by Christopher R. Cox
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A debut thriller whose predominant tone, as its title suggests, is a profound sadness that no death, not even for an insurance company's client, is a good death."
A debut thriller that takes its reluctant Boston investigator deep into the heart of Bangkok, then deeper still. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Cox is a trifle disorganized, but at his best he takes you where no one else has been. (10 illustrations, not seen; 2 maps)"
An often chilling account of the heroin trade from a Boston Herald reporter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 1992

"It is the care with which Browning examines the evidence, as well as the soberness of his conclusions, that gives this work such power and impact. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Chilling analysis of how a typical unit of German police actually operated during the Holocaust, by Browning (History/Pacific Lutheran Univ.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASEBOOK OF GREGORY HOOD by Anthony Boucher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Rewarding curiosities for period and radio fans."
Fourteen previously unpublished radio plays from the 1940s concocted by actor/scriptwriter Green (1905-54) and Boucher (1911-68), novelist and dean of American mystery reviewers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This unusual novel is old-fashioned in the best sense of the word, conveying universal truths and values through the use of sentient toys. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
This original, heartwarming and highly amusing tale about lovely, lonely Annaliese is related by Annaliese's sock monkey, Throckmorton S. Monkey. (The "S." stands for "Sock.") Read full book review >

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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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