Search Results: "Mathias Hardeman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 21, 2012

"A powerful story of one man's experience within a cult."
In this slim, shocking work of nonfiction, debut co-authors Hardeman and Oglesby expose the horrors perpetrated upon a congregation in Atlanta. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A comprehensive, detail-oriented guide to digital cinematography."
Mathias (Electronic Cinematography, 1985) offers perennial strategies for digital filmmaking in this guide.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

Love/hate relationships between sisters in childhood may continue unresolved, affecting self-image and adult relationships- -so says journalist Mathias (The Washington Post, Family Circle, etc.), who here offers shallow exploration as well as gushy encouragement for estranged sisters to reconnect. ``Our parents die, our children leave, we can separate from our husbands or lovers, but a sister remains part of us....'' Sisters, Mathias says, are not bonded by genetics or—because each sister experiences the family in a different way—even by shared history, but rather ``by their gender, which is trained from early childhood to be sensitive to others.'' Mathias's observations, based on interviews with more than 75 women, are intended to encourage therapists to consider more than birth order in evaluating the influence of the sister relationship and to encourage sisters to get past lifelong grievances and to reaffirm their loving connection. Read full book review >

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STREET OF THIEVES by Mathias Énard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Énard writes passionately about Lakhdar's movement from innocence to experience, and the novel's various settings all ring depressingly true."
A coming-of-age story that plays out across a contemporary landscape of the Arab Spring and other social uprisings. Read full book review >

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ONE LAND, TWO STATES by Mark LeVine
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2014

"A visionary approach so daring that it could actually work."
A coterie of bold, open-minded international academics offers a fresh paradigm for Israeli-Palestinian coexistence. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WITH THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART by Mathias Malzieu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"'I'm a human gimmick,' confesses Jack, 'who wishes he could ditch the special effects.' The author should have ditched them too."
First the broken heart, then love, in this reverse-sequence fantasy about a medical freak, French musician/novelist Malzieu's first U.S. publication. Read full book review >

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COMPASS by Mathias Énard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Lyrical and intellectually rich without ever being ponderous, reminiscent at turns of Mann's Death in Venice and Bowles' Sheltering Sky."
The winner of France's 2015 Prix Goncourt: a fever-dream meditation on East and West and on a lost love that binds the two worlds. Read full book review >

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THE BOOFORD SUMMER by Susan Mathias Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"A write-by-numbers novel. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Booford is the dog who just moved into the house across the street from ten-year-old Hayley Larken. Read full book review >

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A THUNDEROUS WHISPER by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An engrossing tale set against a compelling, seldom-seen backdrop. (Historical fiction. 10-18)"
Amid the chaos of the Spanish Civil War, a young girl begins to find her place in the world. Read full book review >

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FINDING MOON by Tony Hillerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 1995

"A familiar tale, movingly told by a surprising voice."
In the darkest hour of the American withdrawal from Vietnam, a slow-horse newspaperman fights to rescue the niece whose existence he's just discovered—in this swift-moving tale from Navajo chronicler Hillerman (Sacred Clowns, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >