Search Results: "Jonathan Rabb"


BOOK REVIEW

AMONG THE LIVING by Jonathan Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An overly schematic novel about suffering, trauma, and the possibility of healing that works best in its moments of quiet, spare description."
Yitzhak Goldah arrives in Savannah, Georgia, in 1947 with a hat, a small suitcase, and the suit on his back, like "a sail still holding its shape even after the wind has died away." Read full book review >

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SHADOW AND LIGHT by Jonathan Rabb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2009

"Rabb's prose can occasionally be provokingly gnomic, but as usual, he has a good story to tell and most readers will bear with him contentedly."
A suspicious suicide at a film studio sets off a chilling chain of events in the second of Rabb's Berlin-between-the-wars trilogy (Rosa, 2005). Read full book review >

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THE OVERSEER by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"In a book, say, 75 pages thinner, Rabb's intriguing odd couple might have been enough to carry the day."
A (fictitious) master plan for 16th-century megalomaniacs sets the game afoot in this reasonably interesting, though overlong, thriller by first-time author Rabb. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF Q by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Digressive churchy lore heedlessly hobbles narrative pace."
Overstuffed thriller, not nearly as smooth as Rabb's first (The Overseer, 1998), about religion, ambition, murderous metaphysicians, dark doings in the Vatican, a virtuous priest, and some sinning cardinals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF Q by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Digressive churchy lore heedlessly hobbles narrative pace."
Overstuffed thriller, not nearly as smooth as Rabb's first (The Overseer, 1998), about religion, ambition, murderous metaphysicians, dark doings in the Vatican, a virtuous priest, and some sinning cardinals. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND SON by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"The well-researched Civil War details elbow aside the family drama, to the novel's detriment."
Retired German cop searches for his son in Spain as the Civil War begins; this is the last volume in the Hoffner trilogy, after Rosa (2005) and Shadow and Light (2009). Read full book review >

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ROSA by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"As before (The Book of Q, 2001, etc.), Rabb saps the strength of a perfectly good story by taking too long to tell it."
In 1918 Berlin, the cops think they've got a serial killer on their hands until the latest victim turns out to be Rosa Luxemburg. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT by John Stubbs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A rich and sweeping story superbly told."
A resplendent biography of the "most notorious writer of his day." Read full book review >

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JONATHAN UNLEASHED by Meg Rosoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"No bones about it, readers of this charmer are in for a real treat."
Jonathan's dogs are having an existential crisis. Or maybe it's just him. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN ROBERTS by Gregory P. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"An exhaustive biography, which serves as a welcome addition to American Civil War and Quaker history.
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Wilson chronicles the life of Jonathan Roberts, a Quaker who served in the Union Army during the Civil War despite his pacifist convictions. Read full book review >