Search Results: "Ether Tyldesley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD WOMEN OF CHINA by Xinran Xue
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"An important document that records with intelligent sympathy lives warped or destroyed by political revolutions."
A former Chinese radio-show host now living in England delivers a somber, graphically detailed report on the lives of women in contemporary China. Read full book review >

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SOME ETHER by Nick Flynn
Released: June 1, 2000

"Despite some unevenness, though, these are good poems about survival—a topic most will find far more interesting than the breast-beating sanctimoniousness of victimhood."
Flynn lives in Brooklyn and is a member of Columbia University's Writing Project. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2001

"Despite occasional repetitions: a thoroughly compelling account, well told and well situated in its larger context."
American Heritage columnist Fenster examines the tangled tale of the invention of anesthesia. Read full book review >

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BOBBY ETHER AND THE ACADEMY by R Scott Boyer
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"An intriguing debut adventure from Boyer with a cliffhanger ending."
A young teen basketball star discovers he has special powers in Boyer's debut YA adventure. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A satisfying blend of historical fact and strong, informed opinion about one of history's most captivating figures."
A new biography of the Macedonian ruler attempts to debunk many myths surrounding her legacy. Read full book review >

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NEFERTITI by Joyce Tyldesley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"A thoughtful and well-researched re-creation of an extraordinary ancient personality. (16 pages b&w photos, 38 figures, 2 maps)"
In Hatchepsut (1996), Tyldesley (Archaeology/Liverpool Univ., England) brought to life an obscure female ruler of ancient Egypt's 18th Dynasty. Read full book review >

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TUTANKHAMEN by Joyce Tyldesley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"Tyldesley does an admirable detective job of reconstructing the boy king's narrative. Proves that there is no end to the fascination, and speculation, around this subject."
A catch-all study by a British Egyptologist of the most famous boy king of the 18th Dynasty. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Tyldesley works closely from surviving texts and fragmentary monuments to recreate vividly an outstanding woman of the ancient past."
An absorbing scholarly biography, based on a meticulous review of the archaeological record, of a remarkable woman who ruled as pharaoh for 20 years in Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty (c. 1490 b.c.). Read full book review >

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ECHO by Alicia Wright Brewster
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2013

"This world has depth, mirroring the memorable characters who populate it. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Proving character-driven science fiction is not an oxymoron, Ashara Vinn pulls readers into her world on page one and never lets go. Read full book review >

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SKY BURIAL by Xinran Xue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2005

"A picaresque fairy tale with elements of National Geographic, but also lovely, spare and mystical."
A romantic quest, begun in Mao's China, turns into an epic of endurance—and a spiritual parable. Read full book review >

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THE ABSENCE OF ANGELS by W.S. Penn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A tender, compelling coming-of-age saga, with youthful alienation and family pride represented in a delicate, often uproarious combination."
A Bildungsroman filtered through Native American sensibilities serves as Penn's first novel as he follows his young hero from Hopiland to L.A.—all on a search for love, self, and understanding, complicated by a fragmented family beset by tragedy. Read full book review >