Search Results: "Rod Dreher"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2013

"Emotionally complex and genuinely affecting."
A Louisiana-born journalist's memoir of how he came to terms with questions of personal belonging that accompanied his "country mouse" sister's tragically premature death. Read full book review >

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HOW DANTE CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE by Rod Dreher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"As a well-written chronicle of choice between the 'success' of big cities and life in the far simpler world of old traditions and deep family ties, the book is both heartwarming and frustrating—certainly more confessional memoir than guide to Dante (a fact the author readily admits)."
American Conservative senior editor Dreher (The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life, 2013) shares his search for his family's acceptance, looking for answers from his church, his therapist, and Dante's Divine Comedy.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2006

"A revealing and nuanced view of recent French history."
Plus ça change, plus ça change: The France of 2005 is far different from the France of a century before, though both agree that anything that is not French is suspect. Read full book review >

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BILLY SUNDAY by Rod Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 1996

"Still, the primary setting, an ancient forest in summer where pleasure and horror can almost merge, makes the presence of the past keenly felt."
Australian writer Jones (Julia Paradise, 1987) wades into the murky past, recruits three historical figures as his protagonists, and returns with a mottled, half-throttled view of malaise and mystery in the Great Northern Woods of Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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ROD by Rod Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A likable, mostly generous and well-written look back at the days of bedding starlets and destroying hotels."
In which Roderick David Stewart, aka Rod the Mod, bares all—not least the secrets of spiky hair. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 1994

"With rich allusions to myth, superstition, religion, anthropology, a challenging and rewarding book, well worth the stretch it requires."
In this challenging, provocative, and original multi- disciplinary study, Mengham (English/Cambridge) goes beyond linguistics, semantics, and philology, to consider language in the evolution of social life, from its mystical role in religion to its historical one in culture and its material one in economics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A fine work of history. (maps, not seen)"
War still makes rattling good history, especially in the hands of a skilled storyteller like Gragg (Confederate Goliath, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A provocative, well-told story of love at all costs and an incisive examination of the continued violation of women's rights in Afghanistan."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist's account of how two young Afghanis from warring ethnic clans risked disgrace and death to wed each other.Read full book review >

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EMERGENCY VEHICLES by Rod Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2015

"A pleaser for fans of big rigs and disaster scenarios alike. (Informational novelty. 5-7)"
An international gallery of air, sea, and land firefighting and rescue vehicles, with hinged flaps offering peeks inside each. Read full book review >

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THE DISGRUNTLING OF GILBERT BECK by Kirt Dreher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2011

"A playful romp full of pithy dialogue."
A humorous debut novel about a self-appointed detective. Read full book review >