Search Results: "Theodore G. Karakostas"


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In the Shadow of Hagia Sophia by Theodore G. Karakostas
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"Lucid writing and a strong grasp of Byzantine history, with an emphasis on the historical rather than spiritual."
Covering a period of nearly 20 years in the author's life, Karakostas' writing details his visits to various sites important to Greek Orthodox followers, including Hagia Sophia in modern-day Istanbul and the island of Patmos. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"An edifying, sometimes frustrating, book for readers interested in the limitations of modern bureaucracy."
A searing indictment of the U.S.'s dysfunctional federal bureaucracy and its ramifying effects. Read full book review >

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ROGUE WAVE by Theodore Taylor
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, these will captivate even reluctant readers. (Short stories. 12+)"
``And Other Red-Blooded Sea Stories'' is the subtitle that hints at the tone and telling in this collection of eight short works, some previously published in magazines by Taylor (The Bomb, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Steinberg gives bite to that old refrain—the rich get richer, the poor poorer, and the courts smooth the way. (Photos, not seen)"
Taking his title from a Mark Twain satire, Steinberg teases from the parched earth of property law a nifty morality tale about the notion of ``owning'' nature. Read full book review >

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HARBOR LIGHTS by Theodore Weesner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An unforgettable novel, unquestionably Weesner's best to date."
An almost unbearable sense of the futility and pain that ensue from the failure of decent people to sustain loving relationships lies at the heart of this bleak sixth novel by the New Hampshire author (Novemberfest,1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL AND DANIEL SILVERMAN by Theodore Roszak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Much too long and more than a little self-indulgent—but for most of its fractious, farcical length, most readers will be having too much fun to notice."
Sinclair Lewis might have liked this ebullient lampoon, whose targets include writers' frail egos and crowded psyches, the publishing industry's deranged priorities, and the nuts and bolts (especially the nuts) of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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A SAILOR RETURNS by Theodore Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fine reading for middle graders. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Taylor (The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, 1998, etc.) returns with a touching novel about the endurance and power of family ties. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY OF THE CAY by Theodore Taylor
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A journey well worth taking. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The Cay (the award-winning 1969 novel about racial prejudice in the 1940s) is the unseen vessel in the middle of a ``prequel/sequel'' in which Taylor explores both the black man Timothy's life as it leads up to the wreck of the Hato in the Caribbean during WW II and 12-year-old Phillip Enright's journey back to civilization after his rescue from the island. Read full book review >

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NOVEMBERFEST by Theodore Weesner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 1994

"Not for the attention-span-impaired, this leisurely, subtle fiction of the highest craftsmanship deserves to be lingered over and savored."
A delicately moving story of a middle-aged man's search for meaning by the accomplished Weesner (Winning the City, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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SELECTED STORIES by Theodore Sturgeon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2000

"No longer controversial, perhaps, but richly crafted and timelessly affecting."
A dozen stories from Sturgeon (1918-85; Godbody, 1986, etc), who published nearly all of his famous stories in a 20-year period from the mid-1940s—and who thereafter was silent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A useful contemporary meditation on timeless truths."
Good advice on marriage, finances and even weight loss is gleaned from the biblical book of Proverbs in this engaging Christian self-helper. Read full book review >