Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 209)

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Fascinating reading for doctors and patients alike."
Some surprising answers to questions about why our bodies are designed the way they are and why we get the diseases we do. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Non-devotees of the New Age and nonreaders of Markides's previous efforts are apt to be left out in the cold as the current volume approaches its own hidden wisdom in nearly content-free language."
Further ruminations concerning the mysticism, knowledge, and nature of ultimate reality add little to previous volumes by the same author. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"An articulate and cautiously optimistic defense of medical research. (Illustrations, not seen)"
An unpedantic look at the extent to which the ``quiet art'' of healing is based on scientific research, by a professor concerned about the growing public disillusionment with modern medicine. Read full book review >
A STROKE OF GENIUS by Paul West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

The mind-body problem West (Love's Mansion, 1992, etc.) confronts in this pugnacious memoir owes more to Hippocrates than to Descartes. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 15, 1994

"And what if your kid bangs in the 14th month instead of the 13h, where it's listed here? (First printing of 200,000; author tour)"
The bestselling mother-and-daughters team that told baby boomers in great detail what to expect when they were expecting (1984) and what to expect in the first year (not reviewed), now inundate parents again with this guide to years two and three. Read full book review >

LATE LOVE by Eileen Simpson
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 2, 1994

"Welcome and generally useful information for the growing number of men and women contemplating partnerships after 60. (Author tour)"
An informal exploration of romantic love and marriage among those usually considered old enough to know better. Read full book review >
STRAIGHT SEX by Lynne Segal
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Segal's analysis begins to fill a tremendous void in the literature and will be a welcome change to depressing and damaging stereotypes that depict all men as savage sexual beings and women as unwitting victims."
A fresh and welcome feminist perspective on the place and value of heterosexual sex in society. Read full book review >
DOC by R.E. Losee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 1994

"As a memoirist, he's just fine; as a physician, we could use a few more thousand just like him. (Photos, not seen)"
Disarming tales from a frontier doctor, an appealing old coot who actually considers himself a mere mortal. Read full book review >
TALK DIRTY TO ME by Sallie Tisdale
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Fluidly written, sexy, probing, personally revealing, and wise."
Tisdale (Stepping Westward, 1991, etc.) leads an enthusiastic amateur's tour through sex in America (with a few brief forays abroad). Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Much of the data used in the book comes out of the Rosalynn Carter Institute at Georgia Southwestern College. (Author tour)"
The former First Lady (First Lady from Plains, 1984, etc.) offers advice, support, and pats on the back for all those who feed, clothe, bathe, and comfort sick friends and relatives, for those who insert the feeding tubes and empty the bedpans. Read full book review >
'YOU'RE OKAY, IT'S JUST A BRUISE' by Robert Huizenga
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Fans looking for something to pass the time between autumn Sundays could do a lot worse than read this no-punches-pulled tell- all. (First printing of 60,000; author tour)"
The former internist for the NFL's Los Angeles Raiders tells it like it is in this engaging muckraker's guide to the business of pro football. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"While keeping Stierle's story within the context of the larger AIDS tragedy, Solway's plain, measured prose makes clear the personal and professional magnitude of this individual loss. (Author tour)"
A sensitive biography of a young dancer/choreographer who died of AIDS just two days after his first two dances premiered at the Joffrey Ballet in March 1991. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >