Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 208)

THE CHANGE by Germaine Greer
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 26, 1992

"Intensively researched, intelligently written, this erudite, literate work—a brilliant philosophical complement to Gail Sheehy's bestselling The Silent Passage (p. 381)—should inspire change in how we think about The Change."
It may be that menopause saw Greer (Daddy, We Hardly Knew You, 1989, etc.) coming and quaked, for surely the subject will never be quite the same again. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 26, 1992

"A well-told collection from the neurologist's casebook."
Neurologist Klawans (Trials of an Expert Witness, 1991, etc.) seems to get better with each volume of instructive medical cases: cleaner prose and less posturing. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"A nice ending, then, for an upbeat, reassuring tale."
In explaining the circumstances of her daughter's conception, birth, and adoption, British actress Collins (the Upstairs, Downstairs series; star of Shirley Valentine) provides a warm, appealing account of her own English childhood—and of her experiences with acting companies in Ireland, and at the convent she took refuge in while hiding her pregnancy from her family. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"A clear explanation of AIDS as an epidemic, and a forceful presentation of controversial proposals for dealing with it."
A cool, scientific overview of the AIDS epidemic, combined with a passionate defense of his own battle to protect public health, from a former N.Y.C. Health Commissioner. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Revelatory eyewitness descriptions, plus sobering analysis, add up to a commendable addition to the growing literature on what's wrong with our health-care system."
Another strong plea for change in America's health-care system, this time with nursing homes under the spotlight. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, a challenging guide for the explorer of self, suffused with the empathy the authors hope to teach."
An unusually rich and eloquent guide to personal growth. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A valuable personal look at what can be a horrendously complex process."
A three-year-long, tear-and-wine-soaked correspondence between two women in hot pursuit of motherhood—-evoking a daunting world of fertility treatments and adoption attempts while offering evidence of the power of determination. Read full book review >
A HISTORY OF THE MIND by Nicholas Humphrey
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Only then, perhaps, could one argue that Humphrey has developed a new theory of perception—not a touchy-feely one—to explain consciousness."
Actually, not a history of the mind, but a theory of consciousness—and an amazingly parsimonious theory at that. Read full book review >
MY BREAST by Joyce Wadler
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A marvel of self-reporting: warm, wise, and witty."
A talented journalist's completely engrossing and unexpectedly humorous account of her victory over breast cancer. Read full book review >
ACCEPTABLE RISKS by Jonathan Kwitny
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"For a broader view of the work of AIDS activists, see Peter S. Arno and Karyn L. Feiden's Against the Odds (p. 363)."
An engrossing view from the trenches of the war on AIDS, by investigative reporter Kwitny (The Crimes of Patriots, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Providing children with stories of right overcoming wrong—a list of recommended classics is included—is commendable, but the stirring tales may only highlight the morality gap, generating yet more classroom discussion of values."
A flawed but thought-provoking discussion about the moral education—or lack of it—of American children. Read full book review >
THE PUZZLE PEOPLE by Thomas Starzl
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Not an intimate self-portrait but a well-crafted glimpse into a world of science where politics and personalities often clash. (Twenty b&w photos, ten line drawings—not seen.)"
An innovative transplant surgeon looks back on a long and brilliant career. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >