Search Results: "Toby Faber"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2005

"Ultimately, not an account that does justice to its subject."
Lackluster history of an illustrious instrument maker. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Surprisingly fascinating."
Comprehensive history of the 50 extravagant baubles created between 1885 and 1917 as Easter gifts for the Russian royal family. Read full book review >

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CALAMITY JANE by Doris Faber
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"List of further reading; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
Martha Jane Cannery may have died a drunk, but tales about Calamity Jane live on. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE GOSPEL by Michel Faber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"'Please, somebody, please finish me'? So saith the potential reader, we prophesy."
Faber (stories: Vanilla Bright Like Eminem, 2007, etc.) takes on Prometheus. Read full book review >

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THE COURAGE CONSORT by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Faber marches on, establishing himself as one of the most versatile fiction writers working today."
Fully drawn characters and arresting premises in three vivid, varied tales, courtesy of the Dutch-born Scottish author best known for his Victorian historical The Crimson Petal and the White (2002). Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE by Michel Faber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Riveting, and absolutely unforgettable."
Imagine a Dickens novel freed of the restraints imposed by Victorian propriety. There's no other way to describe this enthralling melodrama from the British author of Under the Skin (2000). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1995

"Although not as witty and unconventional as Kathleen Krull's Lives of the Writers (1994), this is a solid contribution to the Great Lives series. (b&w photos, not seen; bibliography, further reading) (Biography. 9-11)"
The lives of 30 great American writers are outlined here in clear, informative biographies from the Fabers (Birth of a Nation, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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MUNICH, 1938 by David Faber
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A thorough study of a parlous episode in European history."
The ardent quest for peace sometimes leads to war. So discovered Neville Chamberlain and his political allies in 1938, following their earnest negotiations to avoid war with Adolf Hitler. Read full book review >

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THE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA by Harold Faber
ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 1992

"Chronology, substantial bibliography; b&w maps and index not seen. (Nonfiction YA+)"
A comprehensive Eurocentric study of the early exploration (and exploitation) of the New World, from the reports of Biarni Heriulfson (a predecessor of Leif Ericsson) through Columbus and the conquistadors to Bering's landing in Alaska and Cook's in Hawaii. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"A well-researched study that neither allocates blame nor exonerates the participants in the peculiar institution, but puts to rest a pernicious anti-Semitic libel of recent coinage."
Despite the polemical subtitle, a scholarly and meticulously researched account of Jewish participation in the slave trade in the British colonies of the Caribbean and in the US. Read full book review >

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CORPSING by Toby Litt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Violent, fast, mean, funny, and thoroughly satisfying."
Dinner with his gorgeous ex-girlfriend in an of-the-moment restaurant is made epically memorable for a London screenwriter when an executioner pops in and wipes out the date—and nearly finishes off the writer, who, badly banged-up, carries an understandable grudge. Read full book review >

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WRITE LETTER TO BILLY by Toby Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The bottom line: too much going on, too many coincidences to allow either the mystery or the search for deeper meaning to become credible."
An unsolved murder pulls together the varied threads of a story that relies heavily on coincidence in reuniting a father with his teenaged daughter, and a brother with his Siamese twin, while also self-consciously exploring memory and identity. Read full book review >