Search Results: "Robert Chandler"


BOOK REVIEW

AN ARMENIAN SKETCHBOOK by Vasily Grossman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Deft, poignant characterizations by an author who deserves a wider readership."
A new translation of Russian novelist Grossman's delightful journal of his stay among the Armenians. Read full book review >

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SOUL by Andrey Platonov
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"A parable worthy of comparison with the work of Kazantzakis, Camus, and Par Lagerkvist. Platonov's translators have performed an invaluable service."
This is a lost treasure found: an allegorical masterpiece, written in 1935 (though unpublished in full until 1999), by one of the greatest modern Russian writers. Read full book review >

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MEMORIES by Teffi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2016

"Fluently translated by several hands and introduced by Teffi's biographer, Edythe Haber, these are priceless anecdotes and beautiful portraits of friends and acquaintances lost forever."
Poignant reflections of a beloved Russian humorist as she fled her homeland on the eve of Bolshevik victory. Read full book review >

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SUBTLY WORDED by Teffi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Like the book's excellent introduction, which teases a reader to want to know more about this woman's life, these wide-ranging, brief works whet an appetite for more of her fiction."
These short stories of Russian peasants, artists and lovers show few signs of their age and much that is timeless. Read full book review >

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EVERLASTING by Elizabeth Chandler
Released: March 6, 2012

"Complicated. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This third entry in the Kissed by an Angel series apparently is not the last, as it solves one mystery and wins a battle that leaves readers with another cliffhanger. Read full book review >

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GIRLS DON'T FLY by Kristen Chandler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"A sweet story that will appeal to romantics and birders alike. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kept grounded by her overworked parents, her very pregnant sister and four rambunctious younger brothers, Myra yearns to stretch her wings, but when presented with an opportunity to travel to the Galapagos Islands, she is not sure she has the courage to fly so far from home. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL, MY LOVELY by Raymond Chandler
Released: Oct. 7, 1940

"Ware."
Young tornado of a tale in which Philip Marlowe, private detective, witnesses the killing of a bartender, in a Negro joint, and then of a client, who seems to be fingerman for a gang of jip artists and dope peddlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"However bold, West's quotes don't fully define her iconic life, and Chandler does very little to fill in what's missing."
A vacuous biography of the little chickadee. Read full book review >

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INGRID by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Among several other books about Bergman, including her own autobiography, this one seems a series of outtakes."
A haphazard assemblage of interviews with Bergman and her friends, family and directors. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALIVE by Chandler Baker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 9, 2015

"Plentiful blood-slicked scenes will please horror fans, but the eerie tone surrounding the central mystery is what works best in this supernatural thriller. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A young woman's life-saving heart transplant leaves her feeling like an outsider in her own life until she meets a new guy with whom she experiences an undeniable magnetism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"By this time the savvy reader—thanks to Burr's excellent exposition—can say, A pox on both their houses."
A thorough, often riveting review of research on homosexuality and male-female differences. ``Amid the chaos of debate is the virtual certainty that the biological origins of sexual orientation will become known to us,'' writes journalist Burr, who penned a controversial 1993 article on the subject for the Atlantic Monthly. Read full book review >