Search Results: "Donald Max Noel"


BOOK REVIEW

UNABOMBER by Jim Freeman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2014

"Despite its considerable flaws, the book is valuable as a rare insider's account from an agency that does not value transparency."
San Francisco-based FBI administrator Freeman chronicles the agency's two-decade quest to identify and arrest the notorious homegrown terrorist. Read full book review >

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LAST PERSON RURAL by Noel Perrin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"A grade-A-to-choice gathering, leaving the reader ready to receive more such terminal discourses from farmer Perrin as he tends his happy 90 acres."
Perrin's second ``final'' collection of bucolic essays (some original, the majority reprinted from Smithsonian, Yankee, etc.) appears eight years after his supposedly ultimate compilation (Third Person Rural, 1983)—and it's another convincing bit of rustic Americana. Read full book review >

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SANDSPIT CROSSING by Noel Virtue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 1994

The black is there, but the comedy comes and goes in this novel about quirky Sandspit Crossing—a sort of dusty, down-under Winesburg, New Zealand—by the author of Then Upon the Evil Season (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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the dog boy by Noel Anenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An engaging tale of a mother's and son's struggles in 1940s America."
In this historical novel set shortly after World War II, an African-American woman seeks to save her injured son amid racial tension and strife. Read full book review >

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CEMETERY OF ANGELS by Noel Hynd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Chilling ghost scenes enrich Hynd's suspense-powered plot, but disposable characters and subplots may inspire some to close the graveyard gates mid-service."
Hynd's latest entry in the horror genre (A Room for the Dead, 1994, not reviewed): an uneven tale of past lives, guardian spirits, and treachery that's marked by both the best and the worst qualities of the author's spy novels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"We sense a film in here somewhere."
The joys of joyriding in a battery-powered roadster (``EV'' for short), by Perrin (Environmental Studies/Dartmouth; Last Person Rural, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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KOSOVO by Noel Malcolm
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"This is destined to become a standard work on the subject."
A timely and penetrating history of the Balkans' next crisis zone—the Serbian province of Kosovo. Read full book review >

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TALKING TO THE MOON by Noel Alumit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A family-tragedy tale that makes some familiar pleas for understanding before wheezing to the finish line."
One man's near-fatal shooting unlocks his family's secrets about faith, finances and sexuality. Read full book review >