Search Results: "Joseph Chilton Pearce"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

Neo-Luddite/New Age pop apocalypticism from the author of Magical Child Matures (1985), The Bond of Power (1981), etc. There's precious little here that hasn't cropped up in Pearce's other books, reshuffled but adding up to the same old message: that we make the world that we inhabit (``our world is a construction of knowledge and each act of knowledge brings forth a world''), and that modern living is mucking it up. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"As far as biographies of Jesus go, you'll do better to stick with Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John."
Chilton (Religion/Bard Coll.) goes out hunting for that mythical Victorian beast, the "historical Jesus." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"It seems that Chilton forces more blame on the Abraham story than it can reasonably bear, but his careful look at the contemporary problem of religious violence merits attention."
Sweeping overview of monotheistic violence and sacrifice, tied to one of the most studied and academically tortured portions of the Bible. Read full book review >

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Blue & Gray Cross Current by Dan Chilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2013

"A well-researched Civil War novel based on true events."
A Missouri family with Rebel sympathies faces excruciating hardship during the Civil War in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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MARY MAGDALENE by Bruce Chilton
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Straightforward, bold, easy reading. The author's careful survey serves as a useful corrective to Dan Brown's fiction, which seems to be taken as truth by an alarming number of people."
Episcopal priest and prolific author Chilton (Rabbi Paul, 2004, etc.) argues that Mary Magdalene influenced early Christianity—but not by sleeping with Jesus. Read full book review >

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RABBI PAUL by Bruce Chilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Though speculative at turns, followers of Pauline will find this account illuminating."
"Jesus is Christianity's founder," writes Chilton, "but Paul is its maker." Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TÍA'S TAMALES by Ana Baca
by Ana Baca, illustrated by Noël Chilton, translated by Noël Chilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"An embarrassment of riches. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Every family recipe has a flavorful story behind it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOENIX RISING by Bryony Pearce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Thrilling steamship adventure overcomes wobbly worldbuilding. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
A pirate ship plies the garbage-strewn and poisonous seas of a late 21st century finally recovering from the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Read full book review >

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THE CAMEL OF DESTRUCTION by Michael Pearce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Rife with subterfuge, political intrigue, and state-of-the-art business chicanery, circa 1910, with dozens of sly asides and a glimpse of Egypt so pungent you can almost smell the camel dung."
When Gareth Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt of colonial Cairo, reaches into his in-box and pulls out the Widow Shawquat's petition that her husband's property be passed on to her son instead of to the distant relative who wants to sell the land out from under them, Owen politely tries to fend her off. Read full book review >