Search Results: "Lesley Chamberlain"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2007

"Provocative, and sure to inspire learned discussion, if not controversy."
A searching intellectual history of modern Russia, "a culture without reason." Read full book review >

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NIETZSCHE IN TURIN by Lesley Chamberlain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 1998

"It is an event to be savored."
A vivid, shrewd, and above all engrossing exploration of Friedrich Nietzsche's last works and days in Switzerland and Italy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Readers of Solzhenitsyn, Nabokov and other exiles may not know of these figures, many of whom are obscure even to Russians. Though the story is but a footnote to history, Chamberlain makes good work of it."
Companion to Chamberlain's Motherland: A Philosophical History of Russia (2007, etc.) detailing the Bolshevik suppression of non- and anti-Bolshevik intellectuals. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDLY BEASTS by Sarah Chamberlain
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Music included. (Picture book. 2-8)"
The 12th-century carol beginning ``Jesus, our brother, kind and good'' provides the text for this setting of the Christmas story in a large, square format whose ample double spreads present panoramic scenes focusing especially on the animals coming to the manger. Read full book review >

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PLEASE DON’T TEASE TOOTSIE by Margaret Chamberlain
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Eyebrows resume contented position. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Tootsie's angry eyebrows on the cover say it all: Don't mess with the cat. Read full book review >

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NECESSARY LIES by Diane Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Socially conscious melodrama at its best."
An idealistic North Carolina social worker defies her employers to save impoverished children from overzealous social engineering in Chamberlain's well-researched page-turner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Hip pop-cultural analysis limited by neophyte economic theorizing."
New York Times contributor Chamberlain provocatively posits that people "born in the mid-1960s through the '70s" are no slackers but pioneering innovators who will solve the economic crises endemic to capitalism. Read full book review >

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A VIEW FROM ABOVE by Wilt Chamberlain
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Ali knows it took Joe Frazier to make him immortal, but Wilt stands forever alone with those awesome records. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
``When I play games I am so competitive that...I will take full advantage of any slip...to the point where many...kiddingly accuse me of cheating. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT SISTER by Diane Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A compulsively readable melodrama."
After her father's sudden death, a daughter discovers disturbing facts about a sister presumed dead more than two decades earlier. Read full book review >

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THE MIGHTY JESTER by Mary Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2014

"'What an awful, ghastly, wicked world,' says Susie. A hyperbolic one, too."
Here's a Caribbean murder melodrama, written by a British historian who specializes in that area. Read full book review >

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PRETENDING TO DANCE by Diane Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Marred by excessive sentimentality and superfluous exposition that dilutes the drama."
A prospective adoptive mother examines her past and her conscience prior to embarking on her parental journey. Read full book review >