Search Results: "John Eliot"


BOOK REVIEW

ELIOT NESS by Douglas Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"Despite minor flaws, there is much to learn and enjoy for crime-solving fans and American history buffs."
A thorough recounting of the career of Eliot Ness (1903-1957), from humble beginning to humble ending, with spectacular fame in between. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1995

"Though Karl falls short of fully comprehending Evans as an individual, his biography carefully depicts both the ceaseless intellect and the woman in one of the Victorian era's outstanding novelists. (photos, not seen)"
In a biography thick with the historical and literary milieu of Marian ``George Eliot'' Evans, Karl (Franz Kafka: Representative Man, 1991, etc.) proves sensitive to the Victorian contradictions she faced as a first-rate intellect, a sensitive individual, and a plain woman. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ELIOT by Robert Crawford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2015

"Although Crawford modestly claims that his biography is neither 'official' nor definitive, it is unlikely to be surpassed."
A masterful biography of the canonical modernist. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Whatever Eliot's biographic blanks, An Imperfect Life intelligently charts his lifelong 'escape from personality.' (b&w photos, not seen)"
Veteran biographer Gordon ballasts Eliot's listing reputation with a weighty volume that combines—with heavy revisions and some new additions—her well-received partial biographies Eliot's Early Years (1977) and Eliot's New Life (1988). Read full book review >

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GEORGE ELIOT by Rosemary Ashton
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Reticence in three volumes,'' Ashton's is an Admiration in one volume—but a readable and informed one at least. (16 pages b&w photos & illustrations)"
The latest life of George Eliot (nÇe Mary Ann Evans), from the biographer of her lifelong companion, G.H. Lewes, brings out this independent-minded woman's shyness and self-doubt as well as her formidable artistic achievements. Read full book review >

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THE ELIOT GIRLS by Krista Bridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2015

"A patina of restraint and deeply buried resentment infuses every passage and short, meaning-laden exchange, making this a minutely observed if occasionally claustrophobic portrait of personal awakenings.
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When 15-year-old Audrey, a weak student, enters an ultracompetitive private girls school to please her mother, who's a teacher there, mother and daughter soon discover a culture of repression, gossip and vicious pranks.
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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF ELIOT by Robert A. Simon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2014

"A pleasing comic novel with fatal stakes and a cynical edge."
Simon explores the unlikely effects of a cancer diagnosis in his darkly comedic debut novel. Read full book review >

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ELIOT JONES, MIDNIGHT SUPERHERO by Anne Cottringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Walter Mitty-class drollery that should appeal to children and adults alike. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mild-mannered bookworm by day, international troubleshooter by night! Read full book review >

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THE GEORGE ELIOT MURDERS by Edith Skom
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 1995

"A breezy, ultimately silly story."
Beth Austin (The Mark Twain Murders, 1989), a young English professor from Chicago, is on a winter vacation at Hawaii's top-of- the-line Royal Aloha Hotel—courtesy of a grandmother's trust fund. Read full book review >

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BACH by John Eliot Gardiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An erudite work resting on prodigious research and experience and deep affection and admiration."
A celebrated conductor of baroque music debuts with an examination of Bach's compositions, descriptions of various works and some inferences about the genius who created them. Read full book review >