Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 26)

Released: March 19, 2007

"Grist for an anti-smoking campaigner's mill, and testimony to the banality of evil."
In this smoke-filled room of a book, full of secrets and closed files, medical historian and expert witness Brandt reveals just what Big Tobacco has wrought in the last 125 years. Read full book review >

POSTER CHILD by Emily Rapp
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Rapp has excelled again: This book is a blessing."
Mature and graceful debut memoir about a childhood struggle to be perfect. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"Sweeping and powerful."
Medical ethicist and journalist Washington details the abusive medical practices to which African-Americans have been subjected. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"A provocative amalgam of staunch advocacy, personal experience and investigative reporting."
A character-driven account, written with barely controlled anger, of what diabetes is, what it is like to be diabetic and how and why the medical community is failing to deal effectively with this widespread and as-yet-incurable condition. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Sloan has done well to sound the alarm, while providing an excellent primer on how medical evidence should be collected."
Sloan (Behavioral Medicine/Columbia Univ.) takes a close look at the growing encroachment of religion in yet another sphere of American life: medicine. Read full book review >
BIRTH by Tina Cassidy
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"Fascinating, funny and occasionally shocking—should be at the top of every pregnant woman's reading list."
Former Boston Globe editor Cassidy explores the way childbirth has changed, from pre-history to the present. Read full book review >
CANCER VIXEN by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Inspirational proof that there's nothing like a death scare to put life into perspective."
A health crisis provides an accomplished cartoonist with the richest material of her career. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Stoked by the author's boundless, good-natured charm, his story pops with an effervescent sense of humor that never falters."
Think you've got it rough? Hemophiliac Decker contracted hepatitis B at four, was given an HIV-positive diagnosis at 11—and he can still crack a smile. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"Valiant and heartbreaking."
Eye-opening memoir by the spouse of a 9/11 victim. Read full book review >
HOTHOUSE KIDS by Alissa Quart
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"A challenging read for educators and parents alike."
A former child prodigy explores the pressures on gifted children to excel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Elin Hilderbrand
October 13, 2015

In Winter Stroll, a sequel to last year's holiday novel Winter Street, Elin Hilderbrand improves on the first by delving deeper into the emotional lives of the Quinn clan. Christmas on Nantucket finds Winter Street Inn owner Kelley Quinn and his family busily preparing for the holiday season. Though the year has brought tragedy, the Quinns have much to celebrate: Kelley has reunited with his first wife Margaret, Kevin and Isabelle have a new baby; and Ava is finally dating a nice guy. But when Kelley's estranged wife Mitzi shows up on the island, along with Kevin's devious ex-wife Norah and a dangerously irresistible old fling of Ava's, the Inn is suddenly overrun with romantic feuds, not to mention guests. “Although some of the Quinns' problems are resolved, many are not, happily promising a third installment next year,” our reviewer writes. View video >