Search Results: "Lance Weller"


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WILDERNESS by Lance Weller
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A familiar war story, but told with verve and sturdy, biblical intonations."
A wounded Civil War veteran reckons with thieves, racism and the torments of his past. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Serviceable but not definitive."
Detailed, hagiographic biography of one of the world's most inspiring athletes. Read full book review >

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BLOOD LANCE by Jeri Westerson
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Guest's fifth adventure (Troubled Bones, 2011, etc.) again provides a lively tale of historical interest smoothly combined with a worthy mystery."
Despite being disgraced and living by his wits, a former knight cannot forget his vows. Read full book review >

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LANCE IN FRANCE by Ashley MacEachern
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"A dynamic book that succeeds on many levels with a giddy warmth that is both inspirational and a great ride. (author's note, biographical note) (Picture book. 3-8)"
Barbera's robust, hyper-bright, digitally rendered graphics nab the reader's attention in this uplifting encapsulation of Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France victories. Read full book review >

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FER-DE-LANCE by Rex Stout
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1934

A Nero Wolfe mystery in which the huge sybarite sits behind his desk and plays his hunches in a disappearance case, a golf course murder, and produces incontrovertible evidence in the mysterious golf club and snake poison. Read full book review >

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THE IRON LANCE by Stephen R. Lawhead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Familiar fare for Lawhead fans, watery gruel for outsiders or newcomers."
Historical fantasy and first of a "generational epic," so the publisher informs us, from Lawhead (Byzantium,1996, etc.), etc. Things get off to a poor start as Lawhead employs a trite, clumsy framing device. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2010

"Cycling fans will probably get more out of the book than a general audience, but diligent readers will be rewarded with an enjoyable read about a private journey to understand an enigmatic public figure and his place in sport and culture."
Bicycling magazine editor Strickland (co-author: We Might As Well Win: On the Road to Success with the Mastermind Behind Eight Tour de France Victories, 2009, etc.) examines Lance Armstrong's remarkable comeback at the 2009 Tour de France. Read full book review >

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THE LANCE AND THE VEIL by Kevin Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A big, bold biblical saga to fire the Christian imagination."
A Roman princess and a Roman soldier live through some of the most pivotal moments in Christianity in this richly imagined novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 1993

"The new standard against which all future lives of Sitting Bull will be measured. (Thirty-two b&w photographs, three maps) (History Book Club Main Selection)"
Enormous, groundbreaking biography of the great Lakota Sioux war chief (c. 1831-90). Read full book review >

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LANCE OF EARTH AND SKY by Erin Hoffman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 2012

"Highly entertaining and baffling in equal measure."
Sequel to Sword of Fire and Sea (2011), video-game designer Hoffman's venture into text fantasy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2009

"Adds scope, analysis and emotional immediacy to a critical body of history."
An adventurous correspondent's World War II dispatches reanimate the great cataclysm of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE POLISH LOVER by Anthony Weller
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"In all, an ambitious novel about profound matters that never quite strikes the right note, despite some clever and often adroitly scored passages."
Sexual obsession, alienation, and ambition are coolly limned in Weller's elegant if emotionally reserved second novel (after The Garden of the Peacocks, 1996). Read full book review >