Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 211)

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 16, 1994

Practical advice by psychotherapist Halpern (How to Break Your Addition to a Person, 1982) on how to end a bad relationship and expand your capacity to have a good one. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 9, 1994

"A much-needed resource for any woman whose partner is one of the 50 million American men experiencing sexual difficulties."
The director of New York City's Center for Sexual Recovery attacks ignorance about normal sexual functioning that causes men to panic and women to blame themselves when intercourse goes off course. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 6, 1994

"Despite sometimes simplistic or redundant prose and occasional lapses in clarity and consistency (new money types not covered in the original quiz keep cropping up), this should be a useful aid for both individuals and couples to resolve their money conflicts."
A thoughtful, thorough workbook designed by a psychotherapist who has been leading seminars on the subject since 1982. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 3, 1994

"Cogent arguments crisply presented."
A clear warning that the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains means big trouble ahead, and a multifaceted plan of action for dealing with the problem. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Revealing, realistic, and refreshingly jargon-free."
A practical, thoroughly sensible approach to weight control written with authority and insight. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Historians will, rightly, be skeptical of many of Grant's far- fetched comparisons and rash generalizations, but Sexing the Millennium does make a provocative, passionate, and entertaining contribution to current sexual debates."
In her first book, British journalist Linda Grant has written a lively and anecdotally rich account of sexual revolutions past and present. Read full book review >
THE KINGDOM OF MATTHIAS by Paul E. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"A chilling study in social psychology, this volume explores the dark energies behind leaders such as Jim Jones and David Koresh and the needs they exploit."
Combining rare narrative skills and historical detail, Johnson (History/Univ. of Utah) and Wilentz (History/Princeton) recreate the fascinating tale of a false prophet and his misguided followers in New York in the 1820s and '30s. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Now what are we to do about them?"
A scathing indictment of America's foster care and adoption systems. Read full book review >
A WHOLE NEW LIFE by Reynolds Price
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"This is the story of a man who watches his first self die, and in place of it, a new self created; a story of resurrection, of transformation; a story of hope."
This slim volume chronicles Reynolds Price's four years with ``the eel,'' his name for the ten-inch long tumor that was found enmeshed in his spinal chord during his 51st year. Read full book review >
A WOMAN'S BOOK OF GRIEVING by Nessa Rapoport
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"12 lithographs. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection)"
An elegant collection of prose-poems and verses characterized by an extreme compression of language—perhaps the only way to respect the failure of words to capture grief while insisting, nevertheless, on speaking. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"High marks for being both instructive and entertaining."
A demanding but rewarding report that illuminates what neurology can now tell us about the human brain. Read full book review >
MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS by Hope Edelman
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Many women will find this book painful, but it's reassuring to have the company of others when dealing with the complex emotions and lifelong effects of a mother's loss."
According to the testimony in this oddly comforting volume, women never get over missing dead or absent mothers, whether they were 2 or 22 or even 52 at the time of loss. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >