Health & Medicine Book Reviews (page 26)

MY LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES by James Atlas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2005

"Arresting, thought-provoking, frightening, glorious."
Long-time literary journalist Atlas (Bellow, 2000, etc.) contemplates life and death in 11 poignant essays that chronicle the trials of growing older. Read full book review >
THE SHOOTING by Kemp Powers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Sparely written, often casual, but powerful."
From award-winning journalist Powers, a debut memoir considering a youth lost to a firearms accident. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2004

"These numbers register in the brain, but the story of one valiant little boy and his remarkable foster mother goes right to the heart."
A veteran TV newsman's heartfelt account of the relationship between Nkosi, a Zulu boy with AIDS, and Gail Johnson, his white South African foster mother, a woman committed to giving her doomed, beloved child the best life possible. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2004

"Perceptive, thoughtful—and thought-provoking—with abundant moments of insight."
Intensely personal essays explore autobiography as a means of creative self-examination. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 11, 2004

"Roiling, confrontational family portrait."
A tenaciously engaged memoir from Levine (Harmful to Minors, 2002, etc.) about her relationship with her parents as her father drifts deeper and deeper into Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 12, 2004

"Informative and thoroughly enjoyable science history."
Veteran journalist and author Lax (Woody Allen, 1991, etc.) takes a revealing look back at the time when world-altering science was done on a shoestring, bringing to brilliant life the story of the first great antibiotic. Read full book review >
NAME ALL THE ANIMALS by Alison Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Powerful, unsentimental, candid, and moving."
An impressive debut memoir of grief and growing up. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

"Majestic, spellbinding treatment of a mass killer."
A keen recounting of the 1918-20 pandemic. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Weight-loss programs suggest that happiness comes when fat goes, but Kuffel's clear-eyed account reveals a far more complicated truth."
Not another how-to guide to weight loss, but a smart, sassy, offbeat, funny-sad account of what the author discovered about herself when she went from being a very fat woman to a normal-sized one. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 17, 2003

"Whatever the explanation, the survival of the hospital was nothing short of a miracle, one that Silver captures with all due astonishment."
Fascinating footnote to Holocaust history that staggers the imagination, revealing the existence of a Jewish hospital in the heart of Berlin that treated patients to the very end of Hitler's reign. Read full book review >
MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS by Tracy Kidder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Skilled and graceful exploration of the soul of an astonishing human being."
Full-immersion journalist Kidder (Home Town, 1999, etc.) tries valiantly to keep up with a front-line, muddy-and-bloody general in the war against infectious disease in Haiti and elsewhere. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Aug. 15, 2003

"Snappy and sharp, picaresque but scholarly: it's almost a crime that so heinous a disease should be treated to so grand a biography. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
A seasoned, filigreed history of malaria and its treatment. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >