Search Results: "Leon Kabasele"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Many readers will find the account of Kabasele's mysterious illness riveting, but little else in this awkwardly written evangelical tract is original."
Kabasele's traditional defense of Christianity blends biblical interpretation with an autobiographical account of a mysterious illness healed by faith. Read full book review >

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HOW TO PRAY by Leon Kabasele
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"A brief, disjointed but passionate book about prayer."
Evangelical preacher Kabasele (Christian Philosophy: Understanding Racial Oppression, 2012) offers a brief overview of Christian prayer. Read full book review >

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METEOR IN THE MADHOUSE by Leon Forrest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Though occasionally clumsy in style and execution, this impressionistic collage will be cherished by admirers of Forrest's lifelong effort to engage in fiction the African-American legacy of personal reinvention and loss."
A modest posthumous addition to the legacy of a significant African-American writer: five novellas connected by the first-person narration of Joubert Antoine Jones, protagonist of Forrest's earlier novel Divine Days (1992). Read full book review >

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UNIFORM JUSTICE by Donna Leon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A powerful indictment of an Italian society in which 'scandal had the same shelf life as fresh fish: by the third day, both were worthless; one because it had begun to stink, the other because it no longer did.'"
After half a dozen adventures published abroad, Venice's sorely missed Commissario Guido Brunetti (Acqua Alta, 1996, etc.) returns to American bookshops in the case of the hanged cadet. Read full book review >

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A THEORY OF ALL THINGS by Peggy Leon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Quirky, funny and eminently readable."
Five wildly creative siblings are drawn back into each other's orbit during a crisis. Read full book review >

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COLOURS by Leon Dale
Released: April 11, 2014

"An erotically provocative memoir.  "
A spirited autobiography of love and lust. Read full book review >

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TOPAZ by Leon Uris
Released: Oct. 6, 1967

"UNCUT SCREEN GEM."
PARIS...LONDON...KEY WEST...NEW YORK...SDECE. ..KGB...ININ...STOP...ABECEDARIAN ADVENTURE...KUZNETOV (HE KGB) Read full book review >

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A GARDEN STORY by Leon Whiteson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"One of those rare books about gardening that encourage rather than intimidate."
Los Angelesbased architecture critic and novelist Whiteson (White Snake, 1982) elegantly turns the transformation of his backyard into metaphor and memoir, seamlessly enhanced by his newly acquired gardening lore. Read full book review >

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SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN by Donna Leon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"Not a single murder, but the story would be strong enough without one even without a climactic assault whose only casualty is the characters' moral certitudes."
A baby-snatching leads Commissario Guido Brunetti not to the usual institutional corruption (Through a Glass Darkly, 2006, etc.) but to a more intimate kind of evil. Read full book review >

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Arise Pendragon by Leon Mintz
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A more mature, battle-weary sequel that should appeal to King Arthur's most ardent fans."
Merlin protects the young son of a British commander in this second installment of Mintz's (Ambrosius Aureliani, 2010, etc.) Arthurian Tales series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Rosa Lee's warm human face is a vital contribution to the public policy debates that almost universally reduce the urban underclass to grim statistics. ($50,000 ad/promo)"
A family caught in the maelstrom of the urban underclass made devastatingly human in an amplified version of a Pulitzer Prizewinning newspaper series. Read full book review >