Search Results: "Michael F. Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

AGOSTINO by Alberto Moravia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Perceptive and razor-sharp insights into the agony of adolescence."
Originally published in 1945, this novel about the loss of innocence shines in a new translation. Read full book review >

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LOST WORDS by Nicola Gardini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A gentle, bittersweet, tragicomic rite-of-passage novel translated into lively English by Moore."
A boy comes of age in a chaotic building in chaotic early-1970s Milan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Sharp intellect in service of moral vision."
Reasserting Europe's Christian identity and rebutting modern moral relativism, Rome packs a formidable punch. Read full book review >

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THREE HORSES by Erri De Luca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Delicious, frivolous and occasionally ludicrous."
A keenly romantic tale of loss and solace from Italian novelist de Luca (God's Mountain, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"While more historical context would be useful, this is a provocative work of dogged investigative research."
An investigative report of the current pope's "revolution" to reform Vatican finances. Read full book review >

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QUIET CHAOS by Sandro Veronesi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2011

"Veronesi's point, that Pietro is no crazier than anybody else in a world that has lost its bearings, is made sympathetically but at too great length."
Your wife dies suddenly. You're left with your little girl. Now what? The Italian Veronesi (The Force of the Past, 2003, etc.) explores a widower's eccentric behavior in his prize-winning eighth novel, later an art-house movie. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES TROUBLE by Michael Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Indeed, Moore considers himself a patriot; as he writes, if you see his movies, 'you will instantly know that I deeply love this country.' This spirited, most welcome book is more evidence of that affection."
Filmmaker and progressive activist Moore comes roaring back with his first new book since Dude, Where's My Country? (2003). Read full book review >

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FIRESTAR by Michael F. Flynn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1996

"A dense, vastly overstated yawner."
Part one of an ambitious near-future multivolume saga from the author of Country of the Blind (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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UPRIVER by Michael F. Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An unusual study, elucidating of a people and braced by both self-doubt and honesty."
An anthropologist returns to the indigenous Amazon community of Awajún to observe startling changes since the mid-1970s and examine his own scholarly methodology. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Kiernan and Moore are senior editors at the Book-of-the-Month Club."
``All the reasons that a writer shouldn't rush too quickly into print are on display in this collection,'' novelist Jane Smiley's introduction dauntingly informs us. Read full book review >

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THE CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY by Michael F. Patton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 14, 2015

"A fun, clear and clever introduction to the rich history of philosophy in the Western world."
An obscure, pre-Socratic Greek philosopher takes readers down the long river of philosophy, explaining movements, theories, breakthroughs and ethics with the help of a few special guest stars. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH OF NOTHING by Michael Scott Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A first novel that deserved hardcovers."
A prosperous beginning for San Francisco-based reporter and stage critic Moore. Read full book review >