These essays form a highly personal epilogue to "The Gospel Sound" and allow Mr. Heilbut to deploy a confessional mode that suits his elegy for a dying American art.
The young girl is a typical teenager insofar as she's moody, difficult, and not fully appreciative of the risks that Robie takes - which helps the story along and endears her to both Robie and readers. Another winner by David Baldacci.
Pastor Keller was well qualified to write this book.
A fairly straightforward, rueful memoir in which the author achieves frank self-acceptance.
"The Book of Mormon Girl" is a luminous ode to Brooks' passion for Mormonism, in spite of her church's rejection.
The Sakyong artfully takes concepts from running and uses them to explain meditation.
...an historical novel...If you have not read Redeeming Love, you need to. If you have read it, read it again.
A testament to the strength and goodness within the human spirit.
It’s slanted toward action-oriented readers, who will find that Briticisms meld with all the other wonders of magic school.
This cri de coeur, which appears in a letter to her estranged daughter and grandchildren, suggests that Bornstein has made real sacrifices to follow her own advice, and can therefore dispense it with integrity.
Young , as before, captures a sense of universal torment and hurt that teaches there are choices if we open ourselves to see them.
...mammoth twists and head-pounding turns that will have readers and book clubs debating the roles of emotion and logic that drive human existence.
Lyrically yet cleanly and tightly written, solidly imagined yet filled with spooky resonances, and very funny at times, it's not like much else in contemporary British fiction.
...it should serve both as testimony to the author’s encyclopedic learning and as a compelling overview of the current debate on faith for those who doubt and for those who want to re-evaluate what they believe, and why.
If you are really serious about creating wealth for yourself then Think and Grow Rich is mandatory reading.
If the book has chimed with people around the world, it may well be because it is less a memoir about dying – though it doesn't shirk from either the emotion or the messiness of that – than a template for life.
The shadows of a beginning for black-white understanding, the persistent fight that Scout carries on against school, Jem's emergence into adulthood, Calpurnia's quiet power, and all the incidents touching on the children's "growing outward" have an attractive starchiness that keeps this southern picture pert and provocative.
As the events of the 1940s slip ever further away, they become harder to comprehend and imagine. In his foreword, Wiesel explains why he felt compelled to write Night, saying his "duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living". He has done more than most to keep alive their memory.
Make an agreement with yourself to add this one to your reading list.
This well crafted plot is packed with tension and suspense. Dekker gives just the right amount of information to keep us hooked, but never enough to spoil the ride or reveal the final destination.