Search Results: "Abraham Verghese"


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CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2009

"A bold but flawed debut novel."
There's a mystery, a coming-of-age, abundant melodrama and even more abundant medical lore in this idiosyncratic first novel from a doctor best known for the memoir My Own Country (1994). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although it runs down a little in the last 50 pages or so, this is a compulsively readable and painful book, a work of compassion and intelligence."
The acclaimed author of My Own Country (1996) turns his gaze inward to a pair of crises that hit even closer to home than the AIDS epidemic of which he wrote previously. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Verghese, who has written for the New Yorker and other publications, offers a powerful testimony to the courage of those who live and die with AIDS and of those who care for them. (Book- of-the-Month Club alternate selection; Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; author tour)"
A grim reproof to all who want to deny that AIDS has arrived in America's heartland. Read full book review >

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EINSTEIN LIVED HERE by Abraham Pais
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"Those seeking a broad overview of Einstein's life will be better served elsewhere."
``Why is it that nobody understands me and everybody likes me?'' Albert Einstein reportedly asked the New York Times in 1944. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2004

"An able contribution to the history of the modern Middle East."
A study of the brief 1973 war that yielded a pyrrhic victory, of sorts, for both Israel and its Arab foes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Authoritative and valuable historically, though because of Pais's remoteness, not widely appealing as an autobiography. (24 b&w photos)"
The author of a highly regarded biography of Albert Einstein (Subtle Is the Lord, not reviewed; Einstein Lived Here, 1994) sums up his own life. Read full book review >

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A SHADOW IN SUMMER by Daniel Abraham
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 7, 2006

"An impressive start."
Captivating first novel, first of a promised four-book series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2010

"A provocative contribution to the energy debate."
Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Abraham advocates a new power-generation strategy for the next 20 years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

Canadian medical journalist Abraham debuts with this well-detailed chronicle clarifying what happened to Einstein's brain after his death. Read full book review >

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THE KING'S BLOOD by Daniel Abraham
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 22, 2012

"Another trademark romp in the otherworld, and a lot of fun."
Marcus Wester and company return to work their magic and mischief among the Firstbloods, Kurtadam and Southlings. Read full book review >

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AN AUTUMN WAR by Daniel Abraham
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2008

"The series title—The Long Price Quartet—says it all: The characters are paying a price for the way their society has been constructed. And it's very interesting to watch that price being paid, in all of its excruciating permutations."
Abraham (A Betrayal in Winter, 2007, etc.) ratchets up the stakes with the third entry in his epic fantasy series. Read full book review >