Search Results: "Sanford L. Braver"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1998

"Male martyrdom may be overstated here, but new material suggests that everyone, including fathers, suffers in divorce."
"Bad dads" have been getting a bad rap, says Braaver, who offers results of a federally funded study showing that some divorced fathers really do care about their children. Read full book review >

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THE FROSH by James L. Sanford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"An overly long, sometimes meandering tale that still achieves a vivid portrait of an important moment in time."
A coming-of-age novel about a group of college freshman grappling with growing up during historically tempestuous times. Read full book review >

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NAOMI'S GEESE by Sanford Evans
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A well-structured book, with interesting parallels, a thoughtful and unsentimental look at nature, and a strong sense of place. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A reflective novel about the nature of love and the love of nature. Read full book review >

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ELIXIR by Gary Braver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"Too much happens to too many people over the course of too many years. After the third or fourth climax, the thrill is gone."
The discovery of a potion that reverses aging and prolongs life leads all-too expectedly to tragedy in this overstuffed, slow-to-develop thriller. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE by John Sanford
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1993

"A sometimes too personal story—occasionally, conversations obviously meaningful in context sound stiff and dated here—but heartfelt in its affection and gratitude. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A moving testimony to the endurance of love and the human spirit as veteran writer Sanford (View from this Wilderness; A More Goodly Country, etc.) celebrates his 50-year-plus marriage to the beloved late Maggie, screenwriter of the Oscar-winning True Grit. Read full book review >

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MR. LINCOLN’S WARS by Adam Braver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"Still, lyric and often pleasing."
A "novel in thirteen stories" is really twelve fine tales and one novella, all partly interactive history and partly narrative, and all about our most-explored president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"For readers interested in modern American political history, Lakoff's life of the writer will be of much use."
A respectful biography of the immigrant journalist and sometime intellectual gadfly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLASHBACK by Gary Braver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Another promising premise scuttled by the need for manufactured thrills."
Man gets stung by rare jellyfish, then sucked into a pharmaceutical conspiracy—ah, modern medicine. Read full book review >

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WE ARE SYRIANS by Adam Braver
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"Compelling narratives that reveal a grave disillusionment with the world's responses to the Syrian crisis."
Three Syrians who have faced down their country's police state tell their respective first-person stories. Read full book review >

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GRAY MATTER by Gary Braver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A solid enough performer but unlikely to win the author many new fans."
Medical thriller with an abundance of preaching—and a blessed lack of typical plot machinations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A fascinating, thoughtful, and provocative look at what in the Constitution keeps the United States from being 'a more perfect union.' (timeline, bibliography, endnotes) (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
The United States Constitution has been amended 27 times since its 1788 ratification, but the Levinsons make the reasonable and compelling case that further revision will make it even more efficient and just. Read full book review >