Search Results: "Craig Childs"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"He has carved an important niche for himself as a nature writer."
Richly nuanced, well-mulled, enormously gratifying descriptions of chance encounters with wildlife from freelancer Childs (Stone Desert, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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SOUL OF NOWHERE by Craig Childs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Superb, meriting shelf space alongside the best of Edward Abbey, Mary Austin, and Frank Waters."
Raconteur, essayist, and NPR commentator Childs (The Secret Knowledge of Water, 2001, etc.) offers a memoir of mad-dog adventures in desert badlands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Each of these pieces is a personal invitation to get outdoors and celebrate all things furred, feathered and scaled."
Naturalist and essayist Childs (House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest, 2007, etc.) celebrates wild creatures met in wild places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"An original, eloquent account of an intellectual and archaeological odyssey."
Naturalist and NPR commentator Childs (Soul of Nowhere, 2002, etc.) chronicles his research trips following in the footsteps of a native population that flourished, then mysteriously disappeared, in pre-Columbian America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2010

"A colorful, informative excavation."
Naturalist Childs (The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild, 2007, etc.) probes our "meaningful, tangible connection to the people who came long before us." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Gripping descriptions of deteriorating ecosystems that may soon require less travel and perhaps none at all for readers to experience."
The Earth has always been prone to violent changes, natural disasters, mass extinctions and climate extremes. Global warming will make matters worse, but this lyrical natural history is both a polemic and a preview. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER NEEDLE MURDER by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"The latest in Childs's Tea Shop series is again a love letter to Charleston, tea and fine living, with the usual addition of recipes."
The first annual Charleston Film Festival may be the last unless a clever killer is quickly unmasked. Read full book review >

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"A gratifying piece of humble adventure."
Former schoolteacher Childs documents a hot-air balloon ride in this picture book. Read full book review >

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SCONES & BONES by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"A weak mystery worth reading for the extensive tea lore, the loving portrayal of Charleston and the appended recipes."
South Carolina's favorite outlaw, Blackbeard, returns from the grave to claim still another victim. Read full book review >

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CATCH ME BEFORE I FALL by Rosie Childs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Grueling, but riveting."
A debut memoir traces the long-lasting consequences of childhood trauma. Read full book review >

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BLOOD ORANGE BREWING by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"A paean to Charleston, the genteel enjoyment of tea and the tasty treats that accompany it, complete with recipes."
A charity fundraiser in elegant Charleston is an unlikely scene for a grisly murder. Read full book review >

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DEATH SWATCH by Laura Childs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"So much detail about Mardi Gras and so many recipes and scrapbooking tips, that only mystery fans will notice all the loose ends."
A murderous run-up to Mardi Gras entangles two madcap pals in a search for a killer and a legendary treasure. Read full book review >