Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 204)

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 4, 1994

"We are one big happy ark,'' says Caras about his Thistle Hill family, and for cat lovers, this is one big enjoyable read."
Charming and insightful tales about the ten-plus cats that share a bustling household with Caras and wife, Jill, on their 35- acre rural Maryland farm, Thistle Hill. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 2, 1994

"Short and adrenaline-charged, especially with those sharks."
The knockout story of Deborah Kiley's five days and nights on a raft in heavy seas during a storm. Read full book review >

AMONG WHALES by Roger Payne
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 1994

"Payne has delivered more than the most dedicated whale enthusiast could ask for: a book of great beauty, integrity, and understanding, pure pleasure even if you can't tell a sperm from a killer."
Befitting a creature with a heart weighing six tons, freelance writer and biologist Payne brings a lot of love, an encyclopedic knowledge, and an expansive imagination to this exquisitely written study of whales. Read full book review >
SHADOWBIRDS by William Burt
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 1994

"Add to that an absorbing storyline and a talent for depicting the places he roams, and this modest book takes on rather grand proportions. (8 pages of color photos, not seen)"
Lovely anecdotal moments in pursuit of the furtive rail, from a wildlife photographer so deeply under the bird's spell that sometimes you wonder if he was dealt a full deck. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 1, 1994

"Insightful, though selective and structurally fragmented, the technique overwhelms the subject."
Over the intense research and archival riches of what was a clever dissertation, Kete (History/Trinity College) raises some lofty theories about modernism, culture, gender, and class that displace and obscure an inherently interesting social history of pets, especially dogs, among 19th-century middle-class Parisians. Read full book review >

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 20, 1994

"After a dry, academic start, this becomes an interesting, at times stimulating, manual for the intelligent dog owner."
Everyone thinks that their own dog is brilliant. Read full book review >
ABDUCTION by John E. Mack
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 20, 1994

Mack (Psychiatry/Harvard Med.) won a Pulitzer Prize for his life of T.E. Lawrence (A Prince of Our Disorder, 1976); more recently he teamed with Rita S. Rogers for the superb The Alchemy of Survival (1988). Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 4, 1994

"Overall, as injudicious in its use of evidence and as extreme in its rhetoric as were the thinkers it pummels."
From Rubin (Political Science/Duquesne), a stinging, often overblown reevaluation of the environmental movement's seminal thinkers. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 1, 1994

"Lively and engaging, if sometimes too earnest and self- indulgent, this is a good graduation present for those Generation X-ers who can afford to be nonmaterialistic these days."
In a sort of nouveau Dharma Bums, drifting in and out of Bay Area counterculture and the High Sierra, young Californian Duane combines a climber's journal with a memoir of the year following his graduation from Cornell. Read full book review >
WILDERNESS MOTHER by Deanna Kawatski
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 1, 1994

"Bruisingly honest, rich in the details of daily life, but with a paucity of insight that would give deeper meaning to this adventure. (B&w photographs—not seen)"
This is an unevenly told personal account of a woman who married and raised two children in the Canadian wilderness. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Of value to poets as well as anthropologists, the book also holds universal appeal through the compelling way Inuit symbols and traditions are brought to life, illuminating humanity's cycle of dark, wintry dreams and hopes of plenty in the spring."
In this gripping study of the Alaskan Inuit people, British poet Lowenstein narrates Tikigag (Point Hope) seasonal rituals and each year's culmination—the spring hunt for the bowhead whale. Read full book review >
DANCES WITH TROUT by John Gierach
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Informative and sassy, these well-crafted gems sparkle even in a genre known for quality writing. (Illustrated by Glenn Wolff—not seen)"
The lure of fly-fishing by a delightful essayist who's becoming one of the most popular and respected angling writers in the country. 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 >