Search Results: "Howard Webber"


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Released: May 13, 2012

"A well-written book of verses for the thoughtful Christian reader."
Webber offers spiritual verses about what he sees as man's destructive avarice and the hope that man can heal himself and the world through faith. Read full book review >

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THE HEARTBEATS OF WING JONES by Katherine Webber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"Overall, a solid debut. (Historical fiction. 14-16)"
In 1995 Atlanta, a mixed-race girl finds a way to stand out on her own terms. Read full book review >

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THE SAVING RAIN by Elsie Webber
Released: May 15, 1989

A well-intentioned but clumsy novel tracing the fortunes of a Cambodian girl through the horrors of civil war and the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, based on stories Webber heard during years of volunteer work in refugee camps in Thailand. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Well rendered and evocative: subdued in tone, but striking in detail."
Earnest recollection of an unorthodox upbringing in hardscrabble, polyglot East Harlem. Read full book review >

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THE BEOWULF TRILOGY by Christopher L. Webber
Released: July 31, 2012

"Succeeds in both respecting and enriching the venerable original."
A new translation of the Old English classic alongside two sturdy sequels. Read full book review >

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GIVE ME LIBERTY by Christopher L. Webber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Mostly engaging, and Webber saves the best for last: Martin Luther King Jr.'s words and cadences moved an entire nation, and he, like the other orators, used his voice for the millions who had none."
Episcopal priest Webber (American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists, 2011) traces America's search for personal freedom through the men and women whose voices still demand our attention.Read full book review >

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IT STARTS WITH A SEED by Laura  Knowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"No hype here: understated enchantment. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Spare, rhyming text and detailed artwork inform readers about the life cycle of a sycamore tree, from seed to maturity—and its role in the ecosystem. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"Webber's decision to cast his net widely has produced an important biography as well as insight into the pre-Civil War free-black subculture."
A richly detailed, wide-ranging biography of a modestly neglected black religious leader who was born a slave. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 2008

"An entertaining, insubstantial glimpse into higher education."
Webber (Management, 1979, etc.) recounts tales from his lengthy career in post-secondary education, including the extraordinary and the mundane. Read full book review >

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Keepers Of The Coffee Pot by Mary Watson Webber
Released: July 14, 2016

"A cleverly conceived but clumsily executed thriller."
In Webber's debut crime novel, a murderous duo sets their sights on a young couple. Read full book review >

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THIRST FOR POWER by Michael E. Webber
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2016

"A wide-ranging, nuanced view of difficult but important issues that require serious consideration at every level, from policymakers, opinion shapers, and educators down to everyday citizens."
An exploration of the link between impending global water and power shortages. Read full book review >