Search Results: "James Chace"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A skillful biography of one member of a species now seemingly headed toward extinction in Washington: a government titan of remarkable achievement, eloquence, loyalty, and integrity."
An intelligent, meticulously researched biography of Dean Acheson (1893—1971), who as Harry Truman's secretary of state became "the most important figure in American foreign policy since John Quincy Adams." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Entertaining, insightful history about a defining moment in 20th-century politics."
Presidential politics in one crucial year of the Progressive Era—before TV, polls, and consultants: not a horse race so much as a contact sport. Read full book review >

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INTIMACY by Susan Chace
Released: Jan. 23, 1989

A short and episodic first novel that makes an effort to cut close to the bone in exploring its subject (a woman's life from troubled childhood on) but that dissipates into a familiar, pert trendiness halfway through the course. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Of interest mostly to those concerned about the health of American higher education, but Chace's quiet, modest voice is intelligent and appealing."
A guided tour of academe, from the author's years as a student at Haverford in the 1950s through his recent retirement as president of Emory University. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"For sophisticated readers who enjoy alternative writing forms and a good turn of phrase over a complete story line. (Fiction. YA)"
Short, spare prose passages from debut author Ardelius relate the passionate, first-love story of Swedish teens Morris and Betty. Read full book review >

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YOU & YOU & YOU by Per Nilsson
FICTION
Released: April 15, 2005

"Provocative but distant. (Fiction. YA)"
Odd, almost morbid piece about several characters moving through life in a Swedish city. Read full book review >

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ALL IN by Simona Ahrnstedt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"The stakes are high and the heels are higher—a stylish tale of corruption, revenge, and hard-won love."
In this English translation of a Swedish bestseller, a venture capitalist plans a hostile takeover of his enemy's business but dreams of a merger with the patriarch's daughter. Read full book review >

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YOU WILL LEARN TO LOVE ME by Susan Chace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Like an extended phone call with a witty—if depressed—friend who never knows when to hang up."
Once again, Chace (Intimacy, 1989) creates an icy and impressive voice, but too often her elliptical acrobatics serve as an end unto themselves rather than advancing the plot. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1993

"About as appealing as a pie in the face."
Depressing report of life in a hippie vaudeville caravan. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR PROCTOR’S FART POWDER by Jo Nesbø
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Lowery's childlike line drawings are too sparse to have a noticeable effect on this rib-tickling tale. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In this well-knit crossover debut for young audiences, a popular Norwegian author crafts an airy farce from elements both familiar and offbeat—from new friends with wildly disparate personalities afflicted by big but really stupid bullies (with a father to match) to an eccentric inventor and encounters with a giant anaconda in the sewers of Oslo. Read full book review >

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THE CAMPING TRIP by Sven Nordqvist
by Sven Nordqvist, illustrated by Sven Nordqvist, translated by Tara Chace
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This stand-alone title in a series is sure to win hearts and minds, even as its characters come near to losing the latter. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Perils and perturbations await two friends hoping for a peaceful camping experience in the mountains. Read full book review >