Search Results: "Mary Chamberlain"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"A delightful book about the early stirrings of feminism in Victorian England and a celebration of the lost art of letter writing."
A biography of Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866), the wife of essayist Thomas known for her "marvelous letters." 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 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 >