Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 200)

HISTORY
Released: May 15, 1997

"Even so, his book makes for an armchair traveler's delight. (Author tour)"
A richly observant memoir of a coast-to-coast journey along the US-Canada border, which the author undertook ``a little unsure of how to proceed but eager to see what I could.'' The people along that line, writes novelist Mosher (Northern Borders, 1994, etc.), are a breed apart: self-reliant, tenacious, suspicious of the governments in Washington and Ottawa alike, to the point of harboring secessionist sympathies. Read full book review >
WOMAN THE HUNTER by Mary Zeiss Stange
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 7, 1997

"Though the Field & Stream crowd might balk at extended forays into scholarly jargon and feminist theory, Stange grapples head-on with a central philosophical question largely unanswered by sporting literature: Why hunt?"
Mixing autobiographical reflection and scholarly analysis, a woman hunter examines the cultural history of hunting, brilliantly challenging fundamental assumptions about femininity, masculinity, and the relation of humans to the natural world. Read full book review >

SONNET by Lydia Bird
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Five thousand stormy miles, and worth most every minute of it, for Bird and for her readers."
It's heavy weather—both meteorologic and emotional—pretty much all the way for Bird on her trans-Atlantic, trans- Mediterranean sail, but the writing goes very smoothly. Read full book review >
BONOBO by Frans de Waal
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 1997

"A fascinating, delightfully successful treatment of an arresting creature. (75 color photos, 9 b&w photos, 9 maps and drawings)"
Notes toward an understanding of the bonobo, Africa's most elusive primate, from the always engaging de Waal, a noted primatologist (Good Natured, 1996). Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 1997

"A brilliantly told story, and one that won't go begging when the year's literary honors are doled out."
And onto thin ice—Krakauer's (Into the Wild, 1995) hypnotic, rattling, firsthand account of a commercial expedition up Mt. Everest that went way wrong. Read full book review >

THE RETURN OF THE WOLF TO YELLOWSTONE by Thomas McNamee
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 1997

"A good one-volume reference for fans of Canis lupus, although the story has been widely reported elsewhere, such as in Rick McIntyre's War Against the Wolf."
A thoughtful account of the timber wolf's return to the Northern Rockies. ``It has been sixty years, thirty wolf generations, since the last wolf pups were poisoned in the Yellowstone,'' writes McNamee (A Story of Deep Delight, 1990). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1997

"After reading this book, you might be inclined to think so."
Old-fashioned muckraking against ``big oil and big coal'' meets new scientific theories on global warming. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: May 1, 1997

Actually, Maxwell (former natural history columnist for Audubon) knows very well why she swallowed the fly—for the rapt feeling of connection with her homeplace, the outdoors, and her departed father—and she tells her tale with both levity and flair. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 1997

"For a slice of real estate that doesn't suffer from literary neglect, Schneider's contribution is a welcome, lively, and ranging consideration. (photos, not seen)"
A crisp, filigreed history of the Adirondacks—from their beginnings in Grenville orogeny to last year's trapping harvest- -from Schneider, an editor at Mirabella. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 1997

"Stop the presses."
The well-trod ground of ecospiritualism is trundled over once again by Spretnak (The Politics of Women's Spirituality, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >
A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIE by Colleen J. McElroy
HISTORY
Released: April 30, 1997

"This is a stunning piece of writing, and a fitting summary of a life led to the fullest."
A lovely, lyrical memoir of an African-American woman's travels through life. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 28, 1997

"He might be out there stalking them, but no one will doubt Reiger's love of the striper after finishing this book. (22 line drawings, not seen)"
A pleasantly avuncular history and reminiscence of striped- bass fishing from Field and Stream conservation editor Reiger (Heron Hill Chronicle, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >