Search Results: "Mark K. Shriver"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A fairly straightforward, rueful memoir in which the author achieves frank self-acceptance."
The son of recently deceased Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver reflects on his father's towering achievements. Read full book review >

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PILGRIMAGE by Mark K. Shriver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Excerpts from Bergoglio's writings give an even more intimate look at our current pope, although it's unfortunate Shriver was unable to interview him."
The author's personal journey to find out whether the new pope is "the real deal" and thereby get in closer touch with his own Catholicism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"No bombshells, but revealing in detail and context."
Ex-presidents from Truman to Clinton: how they coped and carried on, and where they stand today. Read full book review >

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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN by Lionel Shriver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Not for the faint-hearted or those contemplating parenthood."
The bad seed/nurture vs. nature theme updated as a teenaged sniper's mother tries to understand the why behind her son's criminality, in a series of letters to her not so mysteriously absent husband. Read full book review >

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INDOMITABLE WILL by Mark K. Updegrove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"A readable, endlessly interesting look at the LBJ years."
Hey, hey, LBJ: The former president, not much talked about these days, comes in for assessment by political colleagues and journalists of the day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Capably written and argued, though only the future will tell whether the elegy for the Republican establishment is premature."
A thoughtful political biography of two dynasts of a now-receding generation of politicians. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1995

"But this small gem is a rarity in a basically didactic and monotonous little book."
Diminutive sex therapist ``Dr. Ruth'' presents a sex guide for Orthodox and traditional Conservative Jews. ``People pick up the Bible for many different reasons but rarely, if ever, as a sex manual. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"For anyone concerned with the continual cycles of vengeance and retaliation in our world, Shriver's book offers a well-argued vision of hope."
A compelling case for forgiveness—traditionally thought of as the way to heal disputes between persons—as the route to better relations between peoples. Read full book review >

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SO MUCH FOR THAT by Lionel Shriver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"An overly schematic but powerful study of both marriage and medical care."
The American health-care system decimates the emotions and finances of one well-meaning citizen in the latest novel by the provocative Shriver (The Post-Birthday World, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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FULLY ALIVE by Timothy Shriver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Sincere, profound and deeply satisfying."
A Kennedy family scion's moving story of how working on behalf of the socially marginalized and intellectually disabled opened his heart to new ways of understanding himself and others. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE FAULT by Lionel Shriver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 1997

"A persistently melodramatic tone doesn't disguise the tragedy in this moving, resonant tale of two sparkling careers and two decent people unable to live in harmony."
Fully using the strongest part of her game—psychological insight—Shriver (The Bleeding Heart, 1990, etc.) tracks the fleeting joy and prolonged despair of a young couple, both rising tennis stars, who find their love imperiled by one another's fierce urge to win. ``Love me, love my game,'' says petite, 23-year-old Willy to lanky Eric on their second meeting, after a first encounter in Manhattan's Riverside Park in which Willy cleaned his clock. Read full book review >