Search Results: "John Forrester"


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Vogel House by John Forrester
Released: May 29, 2013

"A thrilling romance about what happens when rich people lose almost everything."
In Forrester's (Shadow Mage, 2012, etc.) young-adultnovel, a teen finds herself in over her head as she tries to save her home and family from personal and financial destruction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"He has made a profound, sometimes scintillating, contribution to the history of this most multifaceted science and craft."
Six long, probing essays on Freudian psychoanalysis and its cultural legacy, which stand in welcome contrast to some of the recent facile debunkings of Freudianism. Read full book review >

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Lord of the Fallen by John Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A resilient female protagonist braves the perils of wizardry, ancient cults, and college life."
A teen girl who dabbles in magic finds herself immersed in a war between kingdoms and the gradual rise of a potentially dangerous cult in Forrester's (Death Mage, 2015, etc.) YA fantasy novel.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1998

"But very few readers not well-versed in philosophy, Freud, and Lacan will be able to do so."
Two long, very intricate essays: one on the implications of both the inescapability of lying in life and its centrality in psychoanalysis; the other on the nature of money—or, better, of obligation and indebtedness—particularly as seen in Freud's Rat Man case study. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 1993

"For others: an absorbing if somewhat biased introduction to the canon and archetypes that helped shape modern ideas about human development and sexuality."
In an imaginative, insightful, learned collaboration, novelist Appignanesi (Memory and Desire, 1991) and historian of science Forrester (Cambridge Univ.) present Freud's female relatives, patients, friends, disciples, and colleagues; their contributions to his work; and their actual and symbolic roles in his life. Read full book review >

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LEO AND THE LESSER LION by Sandra Forrester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Solid and satisfying. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A Depression-era tale set in tiny Lenore, Ala., may not have immediate or obvious appeal. Read full book review >

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WHEEL OF THE MOON by Sandra Forrester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Readers will appreciate Pen's resilience in the face of one terrible loss after another, and will applaud her steady courage. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An orphan loses one home and travels far before finding another in this bustling tale, set in 17th-century England and America. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL SACRAMENT by James Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An enjoyable yarn. Sensitive readers might shed a tear or two at the end, so keep the tissues handy."
Forrester brings his Elizabethan-era trilogy (Sacred Treason, 2012, etc.) to a fitting and dramatic close. Read full book review >

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MIRACLES, INC. by T.J. Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2011

"Showing the push-the-envelope spirit of a Terry Southern, Forrester has the makings of a formidable talent."
The faith-healing racket dominates this dark entertainment, a vibrant first novel that's also driven by a one-man war against God and the power of unconditional love. Read full book review >

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THE ROOTS OF BETRAYAL by James Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A winner for any reader who loves historical, action-packed novels."
Forrester delves deeply into 16th-century intrigue to deliver a whale of a yarn. Read full book review >

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THE FEMALE DETECTIVE by Andrew Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"The creaking dialogue and halting, step-by-step-by-step deductions, which guarantee a glacial pace, will keep most of the curious at bay; this is no overlooked gem. But feminists and historical completists, the most likely readers to persevere, will find themselves amply rewarded by detective tales that more often focus on how and why than whodunit."
The latest reprint in the British Library Crime Classics is one of the earliest: a cycle of stories about a London detective first published in 1864, here introduced by Alexander McCall Smith, who ventures general remarks about female detectives, and Mike Ashley, who supplies some uncommonly informative historical background. Read full book review >