Search Results: "Lawrence Wright"


BOOK REVIEW

SAINTS AND SINNERS by Lawrence Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 1993

"Six slick profiles packed with gritty gossip; but as a religious quest, this never leaves base camp."
Wright (In the New World, 1987, etc.) takes a poorly planned but intermittently entertaining journey through the American religious landscape. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

"A provocative subject well considered by a talented journalist."
From National Magazine Awardwinning journalist Wright (Remembering Satan, 1994, etc.), a survey of twin research that is adding fresh fuel to the old argument over nature versus nurture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2013

"A patient, wholly compelling investigation into a paranoid 'religion' and the faithful held in its sweaty grip."
A devastating history-cum-exposé of the Church of Scientology. Read full book review >

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THE TERROR YEARS by Lawrence Wright
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Fans of Wright will have already encountered these pieces, but the collection represents yet more great work from a dedicated journalist."
Pulitzer Prize winner Wright (Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, 2014, etc.) pulls together 10 in-depth pieces he originally wrote for the New Yorker and fashions them, somewhat updated and otherwise revised, into a cohesive book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"Essential for an understanding of that dreadful day."
A comprehensive and compelling account of the events preceding and causing 9/11, with a tight focus on al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden and on the men who were pursuing him before the attacks. Read full book review >

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GOD'S FAVORITE by Lawrence Wright
Released: March 9, 2000

"The wittiest political novel we've seen in some time, and a fine beginning to what one hopes is this accomplished journalist's second career."
The final days in power of Panama's military strongman Manuel Noriega are the subject of this savvy and bleakly comic first fiction by New Yorker reporter Wright (Twins: Their Remarkable Double Lives—and What They Tell Us About Who We Are, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A unique moment in history superbly captured. Yet another triumph for Wright."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author reconstructs and reflects on "one of the great diplomatic triumphs of the twentieth century" and the men who made it happen. Read full book review >

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by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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BOOK REVIEW

JAKE STARTS SCHOOL by Michael Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"The preposterously shaped characters, pithy rhymes and the many emotions expressed by just a few differently drawn lines make this an enjoyable graphic experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Bug-eyed Jake is back (Jake Stays Awake, 2007) with another problem in this very funny addition to the canon of stories about starting kindergarten. Read full book review >

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THE ORCHESTRA PIT by Johanna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Back at the right pit, the snake twists into a treble clef—a charming endnote. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A snake meandering into "the wrong pit" leads readers through this appealing introduction to an orchestra and its instruments—brass, wind instruments, strings and percussion. Read full book review >

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BUNNIES ON ICE by Johanna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A healthy if impersonal dose of self-affirmation delivered by a cast with long, fetching bunny ears. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bursting with confidence, a young skater describes what it takes to be a champion (at least in her own mind) in this wobbly but amusing manifesto. Read full book review >