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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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: 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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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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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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Released: April 16, 2013

"A fascinating and gender friendly discourse on the ups and downs of the male libido."
Are most men predominantly defined by penis size and sexual prowess? A seasoned sex doctor clears the air. Read full book review >

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THE BUDDHA BOOK by Abraham Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Bleak, bleak, bleak, and made even less appealing by the staccato, movie-script syntax."
From American Book Award winner Rodriguez (Spidertown, 1993, etc.), a hyperbolic and deeply pessimistic story seeming to posit that the only ways Puerto Rican teenagers living in the South Bronx can distinguish themselves are by murder and drug-dealing. Read full book review >