Search Results: "Lauren Yoder"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MESSIAH by Marek Halter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A unique adventure novel."
A desert visionary with a dream for Israel spreads his idealism throughout medieval Europe. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL’S PROMISE by Frédéric Lenoir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"A bestseller in France and Spain, the publishers tell us, but the deluge of religious discourse is likely to swamp most US readers."
Theological thriller about a beautiful young archaeologist chasing a dream at Mont-Saint-Michel. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A big book, and a pleasure for anyone who thrills at the likes of D'Artagnan and company."
A hit from the vaults: Dumas père's final work, reconstructed from 140-year-old newspapers. Read full book review >

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LIONS AT LAMB HOUSE by Jr. Yoder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Yoder, a Pulitzer-winning journalist, doesn't get much more dramatic than these high-minded face-offs, but the overall effect is knowledgeable fun."
Sigmund Freud spars with Henry James in this light and amusing historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PREGNANT WIDOW by Martin Amis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2010

"'You can't write about sex,' maintains the narrative, an assertion the novel corroborates."
This novel about the sexual revolution is ultimately something of a tease, with far more talking and reading, and talking about reading, than consummation. Read full book review >

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Everyday Mercies by Evie Yoder Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A flawed but heartfelt novel of family love and resilience."
In Miller's (Eyes at the Window, 2003) second novel, the tumultuous inner lives of the members of the Lehman family unfold during a memorable Thanksgiving weekend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A more traditional biography and a more selective use of excerpts from primary sources might have been more interesting and effective, though report writers may find this helpful. (time line, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
John Adams was short, overweight, pale and bald. Read full book review >

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CARRY MY BONES by J. Wes Yoder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2006

"Framed around the Auburn-Alabama football season, the novel possesses a Faulknerian thrust, yet feels emotionally listless and lyrically deflated."
A mismatched trio of male friends take off on the lam in Yoder's quietly moving first novel, set in rural Alabama. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK TULIP by Elwood E. Yoder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2014

"A middling seafaring adventure in need of characters with more depth to make this intriguing history connect with readers."
Leaving behind a life as a printer in his father's Amsterdam print shop, a young man embarks on a journey around the Atlantic Ocean in the early 17th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"As Yoder's subtitle suggests, history is time's rich endowment to the present; in failing to put it to best advantage, we suffer."
Wide-ranging observations on the ways we write and interpret history, and why it matters, from a Pulitzer Prizewinning editorialist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 31, 1995

"Useful mainly to journalists and history buffs. (First serial to Civilization)"
Though disconnected, an interesting defense of the 1950s work of columnists Joe and Stewart Alsop. Read full book review >

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Americans Knocking at Freedom's Door by Bernie Lee (Yoder) Smith-DeBoe
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"Overly panoramic in breadth but still a worthwhile contribution to the immigration debate.

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A debut book explores U.S. immigration policy from the perspective of the nation's historical and religious character. Read full book review >