Search Results: "Joan Breton Connelly"


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THE PARTHENON ENIGMA by Joan Breton Connelly
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"A book for all who seek direction and are capable of seeing the bigger picture—erudite if esoteric, edifying if somewhat exhausting."
Get out the dictionary and brush up on your Greek. Classical archaeologist Connelly's (Classics/New York Univ.; Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece, 2007, etc.) history and analysis of every square inch of the Parthenon requires close attention. Read full book review >

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RHYTHM AND REVOLT by Marcela Breton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"An excellent introduction to the wide range of writers and styles to be found less than a hundred miles from our shores, each story nicely complementing the one before it in tone and subject matter."
Breton (ed., Hot and Cool Jazz Stories, 1990, not reviewed) collects 25 tales from Caribbean writers working in each of the languages found in the region, including the generally forgotten Dutch. Read full book review >

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ARCANUM 17 by André Breton
Released: Aug. 19, 1994

"Whether readers will be any more receptive to it now than they were 50 years ago remains to be seen."
Another never-before-translated volume by the famous surrealist, from the translator who, along with Bill Zavatsky, recently won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month-Club translation award for Breton's Earthlight. Read full book review >

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FREE REIN by André Breton
Released: May 1, 1996

"The paradoxes implied by a once-vernal intelligence, which now come to seem rather Wizard-of-Oz-like, recommend a reconsideration of Breton's work."
A compendium of the French surrealist's major prose writings, from 1936 to 1952, which intriguingly exposes Breton's limitations and datedness along with his besetting enthusiasms. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"A moving account of a remarkable woman and activist."
The story of a courageous nun who was murdered in 2005 while working for environmental protection and agrarian land reform in Brazil's Amazon jungle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"A low-key, meandering memoir about an admired grandfather."
Henry Goldman's granddaughter looks at his Wall Street accomplishments and his family life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"A good read for armchair travelers."
Memoir of building a life in the remote Brazilian jungle. Read full book review >

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THE BRASS VERDICT by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Even if the case is less than baffling, Connelly brings his two sleuths together in a way that honors them both."
The answer to every Connelly fan's dream: Hieronymus Bosch meets the Lincoln Lawyer. Read full book review >

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THE GODS OF GUILT by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"Not much of a thriller or a mystery, but illuminating about the ways in which the law works and doesn't."
The fifth in the best-selling Lincoln Lawyer series. Read full book review >

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ECHO PARK by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Connelly offers a stellar demonstration of why, as Harry says, 'taking it straight to the heart is the way of the true detective,' whatever the costs to himself and others."
Harry Bosch, back with the LAPD in the Open-Unresolved Unit (The Closers, 2005), wrestles with a teasing case from his salad days in Hollywood homicide. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE DIME by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Connelly diabolically teases readers with bits of exposition while scaring the hell out of them in the most accomplished slice of Hitchcock since the Master's heyday. The result is a tour de force of nerve-shredding suspense."
And now for something completely Hitchcockian from the chronicler of Harry Bosch (City of Bones, p. 205, etc.): a wrong number that spins into a full-court press against the beleaguered hero's liberty and life. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE STEALER by Neil Connelly
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A thought-provoking examination of the power of faith and the human desire for a savior. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Can religious fervor spur economic development? Read full book review >