Search Results: "Eugene C. Bianchi"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"McDonough and Bianchi avoid a facile progressive triumphalism and deal quite forthrightly with the tensions and difficulties that both liberal and conservative agendas pose to the order: a highly interesting take on the future of the American church and its Jesuit elite."
A fascinating look at Catholicism's most prestigious order in a time of change and confusion. Read full book review >

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PLAYING THE FOOL by C. Eugene Scruggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2013

"A solid but academic read that lacks the passion of its protagonist."
Scruggs' (The View from Brindley Mountain, 2009, etc.) historical novel tells a story of 17th-century France, as viewed through the eyes of a traveling troubadour. Read full book review >

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SPRING HARE by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A celebration of the heights of imagination as the eponymous spring hare lives up (and up and up) to its name. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bright-eyed, tawny hare joins a red-haired, fair-skinned child on a high-flying adventure in Yelchin's first wordless picture book. Read full book review >

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LAURUS by Eugene Vodolazkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"With flavors of Umberto Eco and The Canterbury Tales, this affecting, idiosyncratic novel, although sometimes baggy, is an impressive achievement."
Love, faith, and a quest for atonement are the driving themes of an epic, prizewinning Russian novel that, while set in the medieval era, takes a contemporary look at the meaning of time. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN LIES ABOUT US by Eugene McCabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Heart-rending without a trace of sentimentality. McCabe's eye is as sharp as his tongue, which has an edge that could cut glass."
Twelve stories, all set in rural Ireland in the 19th and 20th centuries. Read full book review >

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THE UNMAKING OF ADOLF HITLER by Eugene Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"Most of what is here is not new, yet it is presented in a manner that will benefit specialists; for students and others, the book offers only one facet of the larger picture. (50 illustrations, not seen.)"
A valuable contribution to the ever-growing library on Hitler and National Socialism. Read full book review >

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RENATO AFTER ALBA by Eugene Mirabelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"Repetitions from the previous book and the sometimes-artless echoes of the artist's grieving inflate and mar what is still an affecting look at memory, loss, and love."
The question here is how to go on after the death of a loved one with a life so seemingly empty yet still filled with family, friends, and the remnants of years devoted to art. Read full book review >

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THE ARABS by Eugene Rogan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A sweeping history that dwells on political rather than artistic or cultural developments within diverse Arab countries."
A straightforward, careful primer on Arab political history from the rise of the Ottoman Empire to the forging of modern fundamentalist Islamic entities. Read full book review >

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IN BETWEEN DREAMS by Eugene Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2014

"A solid murder mystery with touches of the paranormal, despite some unpolished prose."
After a man has dreams from a killer's perspective, he begins to suspect that the murders are real in Knight's thriller. Read full book review >

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CONSORT OF THE FEMALE PHARAOH by Eugene Stovall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"A big, baggy book that will appeal to only the most passionate ancient Egypt buffs."
Class warfare and women's liberation come to ancient Egypt in Stovall's (Cassandra's Curse, 2010) new historical fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A memorable family story, full of vivid atmosphere and stirring incidents."
The "religiously and historically turbulent landscape of Jews and Christians in the century of the Holocaust" is explored in this tale of twin brothers (of different faiths) living through the wartime turmoil in Hungary—as narrated by one of their sons. Read full book review >