Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 199)

IN THE COUNTRY OF GAZELLES by Fritz R. Walther
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 1995

"Wonderfully rich and detailed, filled with vignettes, a lovely blend of science and memoir. (41 b&w photos, not seen)"
A leisurely, folksy account of Serengeti days spent communing with horned ungulates. Read full book review >
A GARDEN STORY by Leon Whiteson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"One of those rare books about gardening that encourage rather than intimidate."
Los Angelesbased architecture critic and novelist Whiteson (White Snake, 1982) elegantly turns the transformation of his backyard into metaphor and memoir, seamlessly enhanced by his newly acquired gardening lore. Read full book review >

RIVER OF THE WEST by Robert Clark
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 1995

"Told mainly through intimate glimpses into the past, this is a valuable addition to the body of works on the Columbia River region."
An original and vibrant account of the Columbia River's hold on the imagination of individuals and cultures, Native American and European, who settled and explored its banks and imbued it with their disparate spiritual and material values. Read full book review >
A WALK ALONG LAND'S END by John McKinney
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 1995

"At points a bit redundant and overly ironic, but generally informative and immediate in its impact."
An environmentally minded trailblazer hikes the entire California coastline, tossing out barbs against corporations, developers, and government agencies as frequently as he pushes aside recalcitrant manzanita bush and dodges poison oak. Read full book review >
LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY by Simon Schama
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 24, 1995

"Wearing his erudition lightly, Schama effortlessly juggles a landslide of material and presents his tale with the captivating, inviting intimacy of a gifted storyteller."
With this fascinating, encyclopedic survey of cultural landscapes, Schama (Dead Certainties, 1991, etc.) demonstrates once again just why he holds a charmed place in the literature of historical interpretation. Read full book review >

SEA CHANGE by Sylvia A. Earle
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 19, 1995

"An urgent message, beautifully delivered. (32 b&w illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A riveting portrait, both chilling and inspiring, of our largest and most crucial natural resource. Read full book review >
NORTHWEST PASSAGE by William Dietrich
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1995

"A must-read for anyone interested in the interplay of technology, nature, and human ambition."
An absorbing and pointed account of the taming of Washington's Columbia River and the consequences—both beneficial and disastrous—on the economy, the inhabitants, and the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >
A MOMENT ON THE EARTH by Gregg Easterbrook
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 1, 1995

"Easterbrook's sensible, infectious glad tidings are a balm to our environmental concerns, but he needs more editorial red ink, and he needs to remember that all movements must shower some sparks if they hope to start a prairie fire and fan it to keep it going."
Nature is not the wimp that environmentalists would have us suppose, and hysterics regarding the state of the planet will only undercut the advances made over the last 25 years, claims Easterbrook in a voluminous study marred by contradictory moments and petty jibes. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 1, 1995

"Whether his methods have been more help or hindrance to his cause is still to be decided. (Author tour)"
A provocative and controversial conservationist encapsulates his opinions and suggestions for restoring the health of a planet at risk. Read full book review >
A DIFFERENT ANGLE by Holly Morris
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 1, 1995

"A noteworthy, entertaining collection."
Fly fisherwomen are increasingly ``claiming their stretch of the river,'' states Morris (Uncommon Waters, 1991), who claims space on the sportsman's (sic) shelf for high-quality, knowledgeable work by women. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: March 20, 1995

"Darting, fresh, sensuous, pleasingly elliptical at times, these letters also serve to tether the increasingly deified Carson firmly to earth — just where she'd want to be."
A profusion of artful letters, the greater part from the mellifluous pen of Carson, detailing everyday life while writing The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 14, 1995

"Blocksma contributes mightily to our understanding of a vital section of the continent."
A definitive guide and then some to what seems to be every mile of the more than 5,000 traveled by Blocksma (Naming Nature, not reviewed) along the US side of the Great Lakes. 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 >