Search Results: "Martin Fletcher"


BOOK REVIEW

MRS. FLETCHER by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"More spot-on satire with heart and soul from a uniquely gifted writer."
In Perrotta's latest (Nine Inches: Stories, 2013, etc.), a mother and son experience existential tizzies following his departure for college. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Innumerable anecdotes, scenic vistas, and local events, mostly interesting, punctuated by horrific car-bomb explosions."
A fast-paced tour of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Read full book review >

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THE WAR REPORTER by Martin Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A fast-paced thriller that depicts the life-or-death realities of war correspondents."
Award-winning NBC News special correspondent Fletcher (Jacob's Oath, 2013, etc.) returns with an action-packed thriller where love and honor save the day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A dogged reporter reveals essential truths, from his home and his heart, never broadcast on the evening news—a welcome bit of sanity."
An award-winning war correspondent files penetrating stories of Israel containing scant politics and much personal observation. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S OATH by Martin Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"An expressive and generally well-told story of love and hatred, revenge and recovery."
A Holocaust survivor must choose between keeping the woman he loves and seeking revenge against the camp guard who beat his younger brother to death. Read full book review >

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THE LIST by Martin Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A post-Holocaust novel that should be required reading wherever lessons about the plight of modern-day European Jews are taught."
Having fled the Nazis, a young Austrian couple in 1945 London discovers that for Jews like them, the war did not end with VE Day. While they desperately seek word on the possible survival or whereabouts of family members sent to concentration camps, petitions are being signed by anti-Semitics in their neighborhood of Hampstead to "send the aliens home"—ostensibly to clear space and jobs for returning British soldiers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2008

"An eye-opening, deeply felt memoir that brings us behind the cameras in the world's deadliest hot spots."
Veteran TV war correspondent Fletcher describes several decades of risking life, limb and sanity to chase down stories on the front lines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR MARTIN by Nic Stone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Though constrained, the work nevertheless stands apart in a literature that too often finds it hard to look hard truths in the face. Take interest and ask questions. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In this roller-coaster ride of a debut, the author summons the popular legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. to respond to the recent tragic violence befalling unarmed black men and boys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN AMIS by Richard Bradford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"Just serviceable. Readers interested in all things Amis will want to refer to the roman à clef The Information and anxiously await an autobiography."
Indifferently written bio of "the best prose stylist in English…in the closing decades of the last and the opening of this century." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN BAUMAN; by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2000

"Nonetheless, the gossip value alone should make this Leavitt's most popular book. It's also his best since his early successes, Family Dancing (1984) and The Lost Language of Cranes (1986): a cri de coeur that's intelligent, funny, and genuinely revealing."
What might almost have been Leavitt's first novel is instead the presumably autobiographical stuff of his ambitious fifth: an alternately lighthearted and turgid chronicle of a young writer's pursuit of love and fame in the New York literary world of the early 1980s. Read full book review >

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MARTIN RIVAS by Alberto Blest Gana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Blest Gana is no Balzac; he may, however, be Chile's Howard Fast or Upton Sinclair."
This intermittently tedious but eventually rewarding fiction—the first full-length novel published (in 1862) by its Chilean author, a would-be Balzac—portrays in workmanlike depth the —education— of its eponymous hero as he is born in the impoverished north, raised by a wealthy Santiago family, and matured by his involvement in revolutionary politics. Read full book review >

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MARTIN LUTHER by Richard Marius
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"Valuable for its depiction of Luther's mad wrestling with doubt and despair, but too one-sided to capture the contradictions in its complex subject. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
The darkest biography yet of the irascible Luther, by Harvard professor emeritus and novelist Marius (Thomas More: A Biography, 1984, etc.). Read full book review >