Search Results: "Andrew Blum"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"A fascinating and unique portrait of the Internet not as 'a physical world or a virtual world, but a human world.'"
Captivating behind-the-scenes tour of how (and where) the Internet works. Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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BREAKING TRAIL by Arlene Blum
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Blum succeeds passably in this autobiography of life and mountain climbing."
What was a nice Jewish girl from the Midwest doing atop the mighty mountain Denali? Read full book review >

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PREJUDICIAL ERROR by Bill Blum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1995

"Incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial."
Former death-row attorney Blum debuts—with yet another down-at-the-heels lawyer, another uncooperative client, another hopeless case. Read full book review >

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THE RECIPE by Rick Blum
Released: March 1, 2016

"A fine, insightful relationship self-helper filled with useful suggestions."
A soup-to-nuts primer on romance offers a simple, though not always easy, plan for success in dating and marriage. Read full book review >

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THE STORMCHASERS by Jenna Blum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2010

"A strong second novel from bestseller Blum (Those Who Save Us, 2004, etc.)."
A somber, effective portrait of twins—of the strength they gain and the harm they do to one another. Read full book review >

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Code Name: Tracker by Art Blum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2015

"A beefy, diverting plot with a compelling protagonist to match."
Blum's supernatural thriller features a bogus psychic who may hold the key to rescuing captive children and thwarting an imminent terrorist attack. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"A useful but oddly uncritical summary."
An account of fin-de-siècle investigations into the murky worlds and weird works of mediums, mesmerists, rhabdomancers and spiritualists. Read full book review >

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THE MONKEY WARS by Deborah Blum
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But she brings the issues into sharp, disturbing focus."
A penetrating look at the bitter controversy between animal rights activists and research scientists over the use of monkeys and chimpanzees in medical research. Read full book review >

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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 1999

"For the modern feminist, Blum concludes, the choice between the bottle or the breast should proceed from a careful assessment of the woman's own needs and desires."
Relying on a descriptive, sociological approach, the author surveys attitudes toward breastfeeding across time periods (from the 18th to the end of the 20th centuries) and social groups, focusing in turn on white middle-class, white working-class, and black mothers. Read full book review >