Search Results: "Joseph F. Timilty"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 1997

"Call it Soulless on Ice. (illustrations)"
A one-time Boston politico tries his hand at muckraking from inside prison—and fails laughably. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARABLES OF JOSHUA by Joseph F. Girzone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2001

"What curmudgeon would argue?"
Once there was a parablist named Joshua and at times his fresh new parables were received with open minds by reviewers (Joshua in the Holy Land, 1992) as Joshua brought peace to the strife-torn Middle East. Yet in still later sheaves, as Joshua set about reforming sin-laden New York City, reviewers felt an encroaching blandness wash over them (Joshua and the City, 1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOSHUA AND THE CITY by Joseph F. Girzone
Released: April 1, 1995

"More blandly inspirational fare for Girzone's rather sizable readership."
Having brought peace to the strife-torn Middle East in his last outing, Joshua and the Holy Land (1993), the mysterious Joshua returns to set his sights on an even more challenging task: reforming that Sodom-and-Gomorrah-on-the-Hudson—New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, not for the cynical."
Girzone's enormously popular Joshua series (The Shepherd, 1990, etc.) continues, now taking its charismatic, Christlike protagonist to present-day Israel, where his updated parables and common-sense approach to peace spread oil on historically troubled waters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER ALONE by Joseph F. Girzone
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 1994

"A refreshing alternative to the feel-good bromides on the personal religion market."
The author of the best-selling Joshua series offers a practical guide to the challenges and pitfalls of the Christian's spiritual life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 2002

"Girzone still oraculates his story in parables, but this mode is mushy when he should give real sinew to Francis's antagonist."
Girzone's fans, who have followed the parablist through his many slim volumes of simplistic restatements of Christ's messages, as well as his taking on of new subjects such as gay marriage and women in the priesthood, will be delighted to hear that his Jesus figure, Joshua (1990), will arrive in movie theaters next spring just as this new book comes out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEASONS OF THE CIRCLE by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"All this material convinces the reader that other stories or nonfiction forms or even the Web site it shills might be more useful—but this outing leaves one considering the addenda, not the text. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The prolific chronicler of Indian culture for children tries to distill a complicated set of cultural signals into the great circle of the seasons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 1991

"An exciting and yet unexpectedly moving human document, done with occasional street-smart humor and lots of style."
Compelling, extraordinarily resonant account of the last days of a failing Mafia don, written by the two FBI agents who managed to infiltrate Paul Castellano's Staten Island estate and gather evidence that eventually led to the indictment of many major Mafia kingpins in the highly publicized mob-busting Commission case of 1985. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Sharp intellect in service of moral vision."
Reasserting Europe's Christian identity and rebutting modern moral relativism, Rome packs a formidable punch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLATERO Y YO/PLATERO AND I by Juan Ramón Jiménez
ANIMALS
Released: April 18, 1994

"A lovely book, for a discerning audience. (Fiction. 10+)"
Selected from the 138 chapters of Platero y yo (by the winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize for Literature), 19 vignettes in the original Spanish plus Livingston's English, based on Dominguez's literal translation. 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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