Search Results: "Herb Silverman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2012

"A Woody Allen-esque tale of an uneasy conscience in Christian America."
A mild, witty memoir by an activist atheist and founder of the Secular Coalition for America. Read full book review >

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Walking with Herb by Joe S. Bullock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2015

"A touching and ultimately uplifting story of redefining what's possible through faith."
In Bullock's warmhearted and amusing fiction debut, a happily married banker on the verge of retirement finds himself called to become a prophet of God—and perhaps the golfing world's newest celebrity. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL AND DANIEL SILVERMAN by Theodore Roszak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Much too long and more than a little self-indulgent—but for most of its fractious, farcical length, most readers will be having too much fun to notice."
Sinclair Lewis might have liked this ebullient lampoon, whose targets include writers' frail egos and crowded psyches, the publishing industry's deranged priorities, and the nuts and bolts (especially the nuts) of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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Charms and Witches by Herb Mallette
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A fresh if underdeveloped take on fantasy."
Love, loss, and the search for truth abound in Mallette's (The Last Tragedy: Delvonian Tales, 2015 etc.) latest work of fantasy.Read full book review >

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RATIONING EARTH by Herb Bentz
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2016

"An original take on the economics of resource conservation."
A radical, ecologically minded proposal to meet the future challenges of an increasingly productive but still unsustainable economy. Read full book review >

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THE RELUCTANT GENERAL by Herb Sennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2014

"An engaging novel of ancient Israel with some ungainly writing."
Israelite generals and judges organize their people against the threat of the Canaanites in a novel drawn from biblical history. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF DOUBT by Herb Brown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"All the trappings, but little of the substance, of a courtroom drama."
Retired Ohio Supreme Court Justice Brown (Presumption of Guilt, 1991) serves up a legal thriller that fails to resolve the difficult questions it raises. Read full book review >

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CASTING LOTS by Susan Silverman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Warm and spiritually engaging."
A rabbi's account of how she helped her two adopted sons from Ethiopia assimilate Jewish cultural traditions and blend into her family. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN ROOTS by Jerry Silverman
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

From a prolific folk-music editor and arranger, one in a series (``Traditional Black Music'') that explores African-American music in depth. Read full book review >

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THE INSURRECTIONIST by Herb Karl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"For a reader who knows nothing at all about John Brown, this is a satisfactory but not altogether inspiring place to start."
A docudrama about the insurgent abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859). Read full book review >