Search Results: "Elizabeth Carroll Trang"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 29, 2012

"A refreshingly rebellious exploration of Christianity that is well-written, thoughtful and totally unpretentious."
Trang's debut memoir relates her four years at Yale Divinity School, where she examined the sacraments, sacrifice and sex within the tenets of Christianity. Read full book review >

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THE ASCENSION by Michael Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"One of those rare sequels that exceed the first. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Carroll heads back to the world he created for Super Human (2010) for a second adventure in teen-superhero territory. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE DOG MUSEUM by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Each page feels like a magpie's pastiche."
Another surreal trip into magic realism by Carroll (A Child Across the Sky, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DARK QUEEN by Susan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Stock characters and predictable situations, not worth revisiting in the promised sequel involving younger sister Gabrielle."
Carroll's latest romance (The Bride Finder, 1998, etc.) fulfills the generic rules in pedestrian fashion, swinging back to a time of witchery in France on the eve of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. Read full book review >

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BLACK SWAN RISING by Lee Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Clever and assured, with an authentic NYC setting. What it lacks is a few jagged edges."
Urban fantasy from a pseudonymous New York City resident couple, of whom the distaff side is mystery novelist Carol Goodman—no connection with Lee Carroll the "channeling" author of the Kryon and Indigo Children books. Read full book review >

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KISSING THE BEEHIVE by Jonathan Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 1998

"With this terrifically entertaining tale, he has improved the quality of the water."
A gripping and often quite amusing literary thriller from the expatriate American author of After Silence (1996), and several other exercises in often very imaginative comic surrealism. Read full book review >

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SLUM SONG by Dan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2013

"A laudable depiction of life within civil unrest and a proficient setup for the trilogy's conclusion."
In this sequel, wedded bliss for an engaged couple on San Cristobal may be wrecked by a revolutionary group with aspirations of taking over the island. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHTOWER by Lee Carroll
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Seemingly interminable, with a decent sonnet or two thrown in."
The second entry in Carroll's urban fantasy trilogy begun with Black Swan Rising (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Well-done popular history that will delight older fans while providing a solid introduction to newer students of the game. (One hundred b&w photos—not seen)"
An informal retrospective on pro football in the 1960's, skillfully blending facts, figures, and historical analysis with a fan's joyful nostalgia. Read full book review >

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BATHING THE LION by Jonathan Carroll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Though short, the novel is not a breezy read; it's a quiet, character-driven musing on the value of life and death that lovers of magical realism should embrace but that readers wishing for a more cohesive story will find frustrating."
Five people share a miraculously detailed and disturbing dream in Carroll's latest speculative fiction (The Woman Who Married a Cloud, 2012, etc.). Their experience sparks a need to understand their roles in a cosmic drama played out over eons.Read full book review >

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WAR LETTERS by Andrew Carroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"An excellent primary source for readers of military history, somewhat marred by Carroll's editorial intrusions."
Poignant letters from American servicemen and their families in the midst of war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1996

"A fresh retelling of old stories about a son's struggles with his father and his God, and a memoir that may help put more demons to rest for others of the '60s generation. (Author tour)"
An ex-priest's confessional attempt to make peace with his dead father. Read full book review >