Search Results: "Common"


BOOK REVIEW

COMMON CORE by Joel Spring
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"A sharp, tongue-in-cheek adventure set in a world of testing run amok."
A novel of intrigue centered on standardized school testing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMMON CLAY by Brian W. Aldiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 1996

"Not to every taste, perhaps, but thoughtful and subtle, conveying the unnerving sense that there's always something else going on just beyond the reader's immediate apprehension."
The latest collection from British grandmaster Aldiss (A Tupolev Too Far, 1994, etc.) includes six original stories among the reprints, 198795, the whole being knitted together with unsettling fictional-autobiographical musings and others comments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMMON SENSELESS by Ashley Glenn Miller
Released: June 19, 2012

"A lighthearted primer for college freshmen out on their own for the first time."
A comedic memoir for the 20-something college student looking to laugh off embarrassing and awkward situations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A welcome invitation to civility and reason."
Two partisans offer a timely and useful analysis of America's polarized politics. Read full book review >

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COMMON GROUND by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It's a timely, provocative message, housed in a small, weighty book. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Conservation and responsibility for our shared natural resources is the heart of an allegory that inspires respect for the environment, described tidily in simple terms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2014

"An intelligent, elegant call to action in the defense of fresh water."
Porter (History/St. Edward's Univ.) addresses the legal, social, economic and environmental consequences of our present water rights system, a serious disaster in the making. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A work of fine research, peer review and precise, evenhanded writing that is standing the test of time."
The third edition of this solid, comprehensive military history of the United States, first published in 1984, reworks the era from the Korean War onward and includes the requisite additions wrought by the "global war on terrorism." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMMON GROUND by Rob Cowen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An unlikely landscape inspires a memoir of wonder and joy."
A journalist and travel writer pays homage to the "topographic delirium" of marginal lands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Common Threads by Shellie Hipsky
Released: Nov. 29, 2015

"Moving examples of everyday courage and achievement, sure to motivate readers on their own personal journeys."
Real-life stories of women who've triumphed over adversity and achieved personal and professional success. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2008

"A welcome contribution to the sustainable-development literature, accessible to nonspecialist readers but most useful to those with grounding in economics and international policy."
Economist Sachs (Earth Institute/Columbia Univ.; The End of Poverty, 2005, etc.) limns social, environmental and economic forces that are reshaping the planet—for better or worse remains to be seen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2001

"Warmth, humor, and first-rate scholarship illuminate this elegant, thoughtful work, which should be of great interest to those considering intermarriage, and those (including Jews) who simply would like to learn more about Judaism."
Christian theologian Cox reports on experiencing and embracing Judaism in his interfaith home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMMON GROUND by Andrew Cowan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Not as poignant as PIG, but a more comprehensive appraisal of the fissures running deep and long through English life—from intimate family matters on through those of the larger community, and touching issues of personal identity as well as those of a nation."
Using the sensitivity to the decay of English society acclaimed in his first novel (PIG, 1996), Cowan offers a companion view: This time, he offers the tale of a young couple facing parenthood in a crumbling house on a rough street in a city where urban blight holds particular menace for a grove of ancient trees on the Common. Read full book review >