Search Results: "Helen Thorpe"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Intensely immersive reading."
A journalist tells the absorbing story of how wartime experiences shaped the lives and friendships of three female soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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THE NEWCOMERS by Helen Thorpe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Humane and informative stories about refugees and their plights in America."
Personal stories of child refugees as they integrate into American society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Through the lives of four fascinating young women, Thorpe creates not only a moving examination of a complicated American issue, but a well-told, inspirational story as well."
Random Family moves west in this incredibly human investigation of illegal immigration. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF PERSPECTIVE by Adam Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2006

"Thorpe's exploration of these polarities occasionally feels manipulative. But his novel's conceptual power and insistent celebration of art's power to endure make it a moving and rewarding reading experience."
Civilization's survival in a climate of devastation is the theme of the British (now French resident) author's sixth novel. Read full book review >

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PIECES OF LIGHT by Adam Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Plot details don't do this eerie, mood-laced saga justice, but driving the novel along with the central mystery, skillfully suspended, is as somber and compelling a view of folklore and folkways as has been seen in fiction in some time."
No less a savage indictment of rural English life than was its predecessor (ULVERTON, 1992), Thorpe's newest epic is at once more personal and more profound as it details the mysteries and tragedies of a child born in Africa and transported to his uncle's house in England for schooling. Read full book review >

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INCOMPETENCE by Will Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2015

"A short, resonant novel of masculinity and fatherhood."
Thorpe's novel tells the story of a man in crisis on a pilgrimage to Hemingway's grave. Read full book review >

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THAT'S JUST HOW IT WAS by Mary Thorpe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2012

"Awkward writing aside, a compelling story of a strong, capable woman and the history that surrounded her."
An Irish educator examines the history of Ireland through the story of her grandmother's life. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT INVENTIONS by Peter James
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"With drawings and photographs. (Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
Not just an inventory of gizmos and whatsits, this is a responsible attempt by two British archaeologists (Centuries of Darkness, not reviewed) to construct an overview of science and technology in various cultures before 1492. Read full book review >

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THE LOST TREASURE OF TALUS SCREE by Adam Osterweil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Sophomoric and flimsy. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Osterweil offers a thin, weak fantasy with no depth or solidity. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES by Peter James
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

A thoughtful and absorbing analysis of more than 30 of the most intriguing artifacts, occurrences, and myths of the prehistoric, ancient, and medieval worlds, by freelancer James and archaeologist Thorpe (King Alfred's College, UK). Read full book review >