Search Results: "Stephen P. Byers"


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GOAD OF HONOR by Stephen P. Byers
Released: July 13, 2012

"An intricately drawn family saga."
Family ties are both a curse and a blessing in the latest novel from Byers (Bent Coin, 2012, etc). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A good-hearted and hardheaded appeal."
An award-winning journalist offers a prescription for a nation adrift: citizen initiatives on behalf of the common good. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"An inventive, perspective-broadening approach to examining different life philosophies."
A guide to various philosophies—presented musically. Read full book review >

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THE BAKER'S SECRET by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Evoking a not exactly unfamiliar chapter of 20th-century history, Kiernan succeeds in engagement but not much originality."
While Europe awaits liberation from Hitler's troops, one small Normandy village is held together by the resourcefulness of a 22-year-old woman with a talent for baguettes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A superb resource for boomers dealing with their parents' final days and anxious to exert more control over their own rites of passage, as well as for health-care professionals who need to hear this story from the other side."
An impassioned appeal for a kinder, gentler death. Read full book review >

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THE CURIOSITY by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"A derivative but unmistakably engaging debut."
Last seen in 1906, a frozen explorer, thawed by a scientist/entrepreneur, confounds present-day Boston. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Both hectoring and wise, this historical blueprint makes a powerful argument for building mutual respect in the region."
The director of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development fashions a big-picture overview of the long-teetering relationship between America and the Arab nations. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMINGBIRD by Stephen P.  Kiernan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Tackles but ultimately oversimplifies thorny issues."
A hospice nurse, baffled by her husband's drastic personality change after his third deployment to Iraq, gleans valuable lessons from a dying World War II historian. Read full book review >

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THE HOLOCAUST OVERVIEW by Ann Byers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"This is a solid introduction to the series, but is also effective as a stand-alone volume, a starting point in the curriculum. (chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In this introductory volume to the Holocaust Remembered series, Byers presents a comprehensive and dramatic history of the Holocaust aimed at middle-schoolers. Read full book review >

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PERCIVAL’S PLANET by Michael Byers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A fine study in the psychology of yearning, elegantly told."
A closely observed saga of scientific discovery—but with stolen kisses, madness and plenty of other complications. Read full book review >

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IDIOPATHY by Sam Byers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"Throughout, words are platitudes, words are weapons, words are what distinguish this generation from the diseased cattle across the novel's backdrop. Perhaps. Here's hoping the promising novelist finds a depth of meaning that eludes his characters."
A darkly comic novel turns bleaker and sadder as a generation of perennially adolescent Britons struggles to find love, or meaning, or maturity or something. Read full book review >

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LONG FOR THIS WORLD by Michael Byers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2003

"Deep and real."
Superheated Seattle is the setting for a wise story of ethics and family affection. Read full book review >