Search Results: "F. Forrester Church"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 1992

"Liberals will love it, but unless the political climate swerves to the left, conservatives will laugh all the way to next Inauguration Day."
Cheerleading manual for politico-religious liberalism, by an N.Y.C. Unitarian minister. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1998

"But very few readers not well-versed in philosophy, Freud, and Lacan will be able to do so."
Two long, very intricate essays: one on the implications of both the inescapability of lying in life and its centrality in psychoanalysis; the other on the nature of money—or, better, of obligation and indebtedness—particularly as seen in Freud's Rat Man case study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROOTS OF BETRAYAL by James Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A winner for any reader who loves historical, action-packed novels."
Forrester delves deeply into 16th-century intrigue to deliver a whale of a yarn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRACLES, INC. by T.J. Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2011

"Showing the push-the-envelope spirit of a Terry Southern, Forrester has the makings of a formidable talent."
The faith-healing racket dominates this dark entertainment, a vibrant first novel that's also driven by a one-man war against God and the power of unconditional love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUST FROM OLD BONES by Sandra Forrester
Released: Aug. 25, 1999

"The novel is flawed by wispy characterizations and Simone's whiny voice, but the preface and afterword tell of a fascinating and little-known piece of American history that may draw readers in. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Far more engaging for its history than its story, this novel in the form of a diary never catches fire. Read full book review >

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MY HOME IS OVER JORDAN by Sandra Forrester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

A sequel to Sound the Jubilee (1995, not reviewed) that does not stand on its own, but which will be welcomed by readers of the first book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"He has made a profound, sometimes scintillating, contribution to the history of this most multifaceted science and craft."
Six long, probing essays on Freudian psychoanalysis and its cultural legacy, which stand in welcome contrast to some of the recent facile debunkings of Freudianism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A dark, coiled-up ramble through the woods, as quick and cutting as a razor blade."
Three damaged travelers connect with each other on a pilgrimage to trek over 2,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A heartwarming account of risk-taking, iconoclastic doctors who achieved extraordinary cardiovascular breakthroughs and of the patients who trusted them."
A scientific memoir/biography of the significant achievements of heart doctors through the years. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RINGING FOR YOU by Anouchka Grose Forrester
Released: Aug. 3, 1999

"Candid, fresh, and likable: Forrester's naturalistic tone and elegant voice more than compensate for her slightly—and endearingly—aimless narrative."
A witty transatlantic debut about the perils of a bright young woman trapped behind a switchboard at one of London's more demented City offices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MY ROBOT by Caroline Jayne Church
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Look elsewhere for board books that don't seek to confine children to stereotypes at the toddler stage. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A little boy celebrates his toy robot. Read full book review >