Search Results: "Sebastian Faulks"


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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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BIRDSONG by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A wonderful book, ringing with truth."
Faulks's fourth novel, an English bestseller, is his second (after A Fool's Alphabet, 1993) to appear in the US: a riveting story of love—and incalculable suffering—during WW I. What could become mere period romance is transformed, in this writer's hands, into dramatized history with a power almost Tolstoyan. Read full book review >

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WHERE MY HEART USED TO BEAT by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"An absorbing look at the intimate connection between love, war, and memory."
A novel that artfully mixes memory and desire as a World War II veteran accesses painful memories of a wartime romance. Read full book review >

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HUMAN TRACES by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"Epic in scope, this is an imaginative look at the rise of medicine for the mind."
The evolution of psychiatric treatment is explored through the intertwined lives of two 19th-century men. 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 >

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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 >

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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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JEEVES AND THE WEDDING BELLS by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Faulks has risen to the challenge splendidly with this 'homage' to Wodehouse. Jeeves and Wooster live again!"
Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, the feckless young master and his erudite gentleman's gentleman, creations of the great English humorist P.G. Wodehouse, are back, courtesy of his inspired fellow countryman and novelist Faulks (A Possible Life, 2012, etc.). This is the first Jeeves and Wooster novel in some 40 years. Read full book review >

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A POSSIBLE LIFE by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Delicately crafted stories."
Faulks explores five "possible lives" in a work that's billed as a novel but reads far more like five separate novellas. Read full book review >

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A WEEK IN DECEMBER  by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"With its inexhaustible curiosity about the way the world works, this funny, exciting work is another milestone in a distinguished career."
Two plots—one financial, the other terrorist—are being hatched, but there's much more going on in this absorbing big-canvas view of contemporary London from Faulks (Engleby, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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ENGLEBY by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Faulks knows exactly how to keep the reader off-balance in this deft, funny, scary combination of suspense and psychic exploration."
The gifted British Faulks (Human Traces, 2006, etc.) rings changes on the untrustworthy narrator technique with this titillating, ultimately engrossing study of a loner with a dark past. Read full book review >