Search Results: "Sebastian Büttner"


BOOK REVIEW

DOCTOR LILLIPUT by Sebastian Büttner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2014

"Dr. Lilliput's tale is much like a spoonful of sugar: sweet but not actually beneficial, unless it helps the medicine go down. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Dr. Lilliput might make a sick child laugh, but he won't really help readers understand what's happening when they get a cold. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE GRAY by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A war novel that should take its place among the masterpieces of the genre."
England's redoubtable Faulks (A Fool's Alphabet, 1993; Birdsong, 1996) offers up a third solid, alluring, durable novel'set in 1942—43, just as the tide begins to turn, however slightly, against the Nazis. Read full book review >

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WAR by Sebastian Junger
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"An often harrowing, though mostly conventional, account of the physical and psychological toll of modern warfare on the average soldier."
The latest flexing of journalistic muscle from Vanity Fair contributor Junger (A Death in Belmont, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEAD BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sebastian Stuart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The mystery and its solution, sketched out rather than worked out, are mainly a pretext for introducing you to some amiable misfits, some exotic pets and Janet's supremely gossipy narration."
A dead singer/songwriter looking for a comeback is at the center of this second case for a Hudson Valley psychotherapist-turned-antiques dealer and her big, happy, dysfunctional, non-biological family. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Sebastian Barry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2008

"Barry beautifully braids together the convoluted threads of his narrative."
A subtle study of psychology, religion, family and politics in Ireland. Read full book review >

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PUG MAN'S 3 WISHES by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderfully grouchy, with a touch of wickedness and a soupçon of warmth and color. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Introducing Pug Man, a wrinkled sack of grump…when things aren't going his way. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR WINTER by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A perfect marriage of words and pictures. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Squirrel usually sleeps through winter, "[b]ut not this year!" Read full book review >

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ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

Faulks (The Girl at the Lion d'Or and Charlotte Gray, both 1999, etc.) seeks new ground by setting his latest in the US during the Nixon-JFK election campaign of 1960—with results that reveal his powerful command of story-drive but skirt closer than usual to the familiar and melodramatic. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL AT THE LION D'OR by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 1999

"Faulks remains at the peak of his considerable strength."
Faulks's latest may lack the breadth of Birdsong (1996) or Charlotte Gray (1999), his usual deep sensibilities and conjurer's gift for evoking time and place are what matter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOLDIER'S SCOUNDREL by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An accomplished, thoroughly winning debut."
A familiar Regency opposites-attract romance becomes something freshly seductive in the hands of a skilled newcomer. Read full book review >

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A FOOL'S ALPHABET by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 1993

"Life as it is—plain, human, real—made into the finest kind of art."
Britisher Faulks's first US publication: an observant, unpretentious, and moving story of a man's life to age 40. Read full book review >

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THE FATAL ENGLISHMAN by Sebastian Faulks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2002

"Well-crafted and intelligent sketches of particular interest to students of nonfiction writing, who'll find a useful model here."
Cinematically inclined English novelist Faulks (Charlotte Gray, 1999, etc.) mourns the beautiful, talented sons of Albion, doomed to early graves. Read full book review >