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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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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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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PRINCESS VALIANT
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Valiant (The Valiant #1) by Lesley Livingston

Cover Story: Can’t Unsee
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Modern History
Bonus Factors: Female Gladiators, Cleopatra
Relationship Status: Swords Drawn

Cover Story: Can’t Unsee

At first, I was going to talk about how the young woman on this cover looks like a gladiator, which is ...


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THE DRESSMAKER'S WAR by Mary Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A bleak look at one woman's war."
An English seamstress is lured to Europe by a con man and enslaved by Nazis, only to end up on death row in her own country. Read full book review >

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REFLECTION by Diane Chamberlain
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"A fast-paced, engrossing read focusing on a delightful pair of characters."
The time-tested technique of withholding information works admirably in this fifth novel from Chamberlain (Brass Ring, 1994, etc.): a suspenseful (if somewhat unlikely) story of two women's attempts to come to terms with the past. Read full book review >

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THE ESCAPE ARTISTS by Diane Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"A reliable time-passer."
In her latest off-the-rack tale of domestic miseries, Chamberlain, (Reflection, 1996, etc.) leads off with a sure-fire grabber—a young mother who flees cross-country with her adored baby son, after losing a custody battle. Read full book review >

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THE STOLEN MARRIAGE by Diane Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An overly anodyne attempt at Southern gothic."
A series of unfortunate errors consigns a Baltimore nurse to a loveless marriage in the South. Read full book review >