Search Results: "Liz Pope"


BOOK REVIEW

POPE PATRICK by Peter de Rosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 1997

"Not terribly funny, nor wonderfully sharp, and occasionally downright irksome in its reliance on stereotype: a cartoon for grownups."
The Quiet Man steps into The Shoes of the Fisherman and goes for a long walk in the O'Learys' cow pasture—all in de Rosa's (Vicars of Christ, 1989, etc.) would-be apocalyptic parody of religious and political life. Read full book review >

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WANDA’S FIRST DAY by Mark Sperring
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"The story is short and simple, appropriate for younger listeners who are intrigued with the current craze for pointed hats, magic spells, and special broomsticks in an out-of-this-world setting. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wanda is a little witch girl setting off for her first day at school—by broomstick. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"As Spadaro writes, Pope Francis understands that 'One must not complicate God, especially if this complication distances God from the people.' People's Pope indeed. (Religion. 4-12)"
The People's Pope shows that he is a down-to-earth man who understands both religion and children. Read full book review >

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THE POPE OF BROOKLYN by Joseph Di Prisco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Despite some solipsistic meandering, a deft, amusing, and tough memoir."
A literary son traces his fugitive father in a pulpy yet cerebral memoir. Read full book review >

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POPE FRANCIS by Paul Vallely
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Discovering a pope with a controversial past and a revolutionary style of leadership in the present, Vallely provides a highly worthwhile resource for Catholics and non-Catholics alike."
An exhaustive look at the newest pope. Read full book review >

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POPE JOAN by Donna Woolfolk Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Still, what seems a too facile rendering of a complex story might certainly appeal as light summer reading."
A remarkable woman uses her considerable intellect—and more than a little luck—to rise from humble origins to become the only female Pope, in this breakneck adventure from newcomer Cross. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Kertzer is unflinching and relentless in his exposure of the Vatican's shocking actions."
More deeply troubling revelations around Vatican collaboration with evil. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"An upbeat survey of a decent, likable modern leader."
A sincere, adoring look at the life and legacy of the humanist pope who helped modernize the Catholic Church with the convening of Vatican II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"A confused and disappointing ramble through 13th-century papacy."
Ruminations on the career of a most inept and unlikely pope. Read full book review >

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TO KILL THE POPE by Tad Szulc
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"Szulc (Chopin in Paris, 1998, etc.) flounders some as a novelist—underdeveloped people, awkward dialogue—but his research is abundant and persuasive."
Debut thriller by a veteran nonfiction writer, newsman, and pope-watcher (Pope John Paul II: A Biography, not reviewed). Read full book review >