Search Results: "Nathaniel Comfort"


BOOK REVIEW

COMFORT by Joyce Moyer Hostetter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Helpful appendices provide further information. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Ann Fay struggles with polio as her father returns from World War II in this sequel to Blue (2006). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A well-balanced consideration of both the promise and problems involved in the scientific search for human betterment."
A presentation of two sides of the complex history of eugenics: eradicating disease and improving the human race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMFORT by Carolee Dean
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2001

"Although the ending is too pat, readers who crave independence and a way to break destructive family cycles will take interest, as will fans of poetry and poetry slams. (Fiction. YA)"
Freshman Kenny Willson' s alcoholic father is coming home from prison just as Kenny has been saving money to leave small-town Comfort, Texas, where his verbally and physically abusive Mama runs a dive café and dreams of turning Kenny's father into a country singing star. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An interesting—and yes, comfortable—read, but fundamentalists of all stripes and those who cannot sit still for a long sermon may want to pass."
A Paulist priest examines physical, emotional and spiritual comfort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMFORT by Ann Hood
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2008

"A loving tribute by turns harrowing and beautiful."
Novelist Hood's brief, heartbreaking memoir chronicles the death of her five-year-old daughter and its soul-searing aftermath. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"A commendable and well-researched work. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12+)"
Whitelaw (William Tecumseh Sherman, p. 111, etc.) presents an unsentimental and clear-eyed portrait of Hawthorne in this entry in the World Writers series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATHANIEL MYER by Margaret Sisu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An addictive revenge novel with guts and heart."
In Sisu's (The Nude, 2011) unconventional tale of vengeance and redemption, after a vicious gang attacks his well-to-do, suburban family, a father abandons his previously comfortable lifestyle in pursuit of the reckless culprits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARRION COMFORT by Dan Simmons
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A satisfying story that delivers everything it promises."
Does evil exist? You betcha—and you will obey it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD COMFORT by Don Bredes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Prose as crisp as a New England morning—in a by-the-numbers tour of Vermont's dark side that fades against so much vivid local color."
Routine pastoral police procedural by Bredes (Muldoon, not reviewed, etc.) pits a homegrown cop against the usual suspects in a lonely northern Vermont border town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD COMFORT by Scott Mackay
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"A debut to cheer."
Hard times for the Metro Toronto Police Force: Hamstrung by spiraling crime rates and salaries as frozen as the February weather, and threatened now with an 18% staffing cut, they're under pressure to clear every case within 48 hours. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMFORT & JOY by India Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Plotless, though clearly warm-hearted holiday fun."
Knight's favorite heroine (My Life on a Plate, 2001) returns, now remarried and juggling a hectic mixed family and a potential new love over the course of three consecutive holiday seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Useful for students of human-rights questions and Asian history alike."
A controversial Japanese bestseller that uncovers the imperial military's institutionalization of rape. Read full book review >