Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 2)

Released: June 5, 2018

"A saddening, maddening story that draws much-needed attention to crime without punishment in a remote—but not invisible—part of the world."
Journalistic account of the rush to develop the Amazon rainforest and its cost in human lives. Read full book review >
THE WEATHER DETECTIVE by Peter Wohlleben
Released: June 5, 2018

"You'll never look at your garden the same way again."
A garden provides the key to the natural universe. Read full book review >

Released: June 5, 2018

"A solid demonstration of why those who have a taste for lobster rolls better eat up while they can."
An environmental journalist turns in a somber story of vanishing fisheries and ways of life Down East. Read full book review >
THE TRAVEL DIARIES OF ALBERT EINSTEIN by Albert Einstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2018

"Rosenkranz argues that in 1922, Einstein was a man of his times when it came to the West's images of the Orient, and 'we should not be too judgmental in our assessment.' That may be difficult for some readers, but the editor offers an accurate portrait of the Einstein of that era.
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An eye-opening collection of travel diaries from the legendary scientist and thinker. Read full book review >
A MARRIAGE IN DOG YEARS by Nancy Balbirer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2018

"A flawed but well-intentioned, genuine memoir."
Stage- and screenwriter and performer Balbirer (Take Your Shirt Off and Cry: A Memoir of Near-Fame Experiences, 2009) interweaves the story of her marriage with that of her beloved dog. Read full book review >

NEVER STOP WALKING by Christina Rickardsson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2018

"A thought-provoking and humane memoir of survival and self-discovery."
A Brazilian-born Swedish woman's account of childhood poverty and reconciling her early trauma with her experiences in adulthood. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2018

"A thoroughly enchanting tour of big questions, oddball ideas, and dazzling accomplishments of researchers searching to explain, manipulate, and alter inheritance."
A fascinating journey through the history of heredity Read full book review >
STILL WATERS by Curt Stager
Released: June 1, 2018

"Stager corrects many myths and misconceptions regarding what constitutes 'healthy' lakes while analyzing troubling issues and threats. Yet he also swims in a pool of abiding human fascination."
An authoritative, quietly impassioned argument for the ecological stakes in the vitality of our lakes. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2018

"A quirky, novelistic tour as much about the author as Jerusalem."
A memoir of a year spent in the Old City in the heart of today's Jerusalem. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2018

"A good choice for serious fans of Pacific Northwest and marine history but information overload for mere lovers of all the Shamus and their ilk."
The history of Orcinus orca, from its days as both a cultural icon of the Pacific Northwest and a dangerous pest to marine fishermen and whalers to stardom as a performer at marine theme parks. Read full book review >
Released: May 29, 2018

"A fascinating journey led by a passionate guide."
Emotionally wrenching music from northwestern Greece evokes questions about the meaning of music itself. Read full book review >
CALYPSO by David Sedaris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 29, 2018

"Sedaris at his darkest—and his best."
In which the veteran humorist enters middle age with fine snark but some trepidation as well. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >