Search Results: "Daniel Black"


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DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1992

"An intriguing study of a central figure in the American imagination. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >

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DANIEL MARTIN by John Fowles
Released: Sept. 12, 1977

"The surprise is that he has chosen to burden his realest, smallest story with the unlikely job of explaining—and finding hope in—Twentieth-Century Life."
A writer and his women ("his past futures, his future pasts")—and an attempt to discover "what had gone wrong not only with Daniel Martin, but his generation, age, century. . . ." Read full book review >

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THE SACRED PLACE by Daniel Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Shrill, sententious and maudlin. If you want to read a dramatic and persuasive retelling of Emmett Till's tragic story, you'd do better to go to the history books."
The Kansas City author's second novel (They Tell Me of a Home, 2005) is based on the story of Emmett Till, a northern black boy who in 1955 "disrespected" a southern white woman, and paid for his impudence with his life. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THE LAMBS by Daniel Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Good intentions, but that's about it."
An exploration of homelessness by the author of Perfect Peace (2010) and The Sacred Place (2007).Read full book review >

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God War by Daniel Black
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"Imaginative and vicious, overflowing with sinister creations and a monumental struggle.
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The third book in Black's (The Death of Magic, 2013, etc.) epic urban fantasy series about a world of magic turned upside down.Read full book review >

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TWELVE GATES TO THE CITY by Daniel Black
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"This novel could have been a magical tale of spiritual discovery, yet it buckles under the weight of its own complexity."
When you go back home, can you really put the ghosts to rest? Can you at least save some lost souls? Read full book review >

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PERFECT PEACE by Daniel Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Original and earnest, informed both by human limitation and human potential."
The author returns to the Arkansas setting of They Tell Me of a Home (2005). Read full book review >