Search Results: "Barbara J. Keys"


BOOK REVIEW

RECLAIMING AMERICAN VIRTUE by Barbara J. Keys
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"An accessible, searching study of an idea that seems to have been forgotten in favor of the steely, cost-cutting pragmatism of today."
A genealogy of America's crusade to advance human rights in the world, its origins "an antidote to shame and guilt." Read full book review >

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HIDDEN IN THE VALLEY by Barbara J. Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2014

"A moving memoir about familial strength when faced with the unthinkable."
Moore's debut memoir is an emotionally wrought account of her mother's mysterious disappearance in the woods in 2007. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Let the scholars debate the evidence while the rest of us enjoy the encapsulated history of all those tribes ancestral to the nation states we recognize today. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
The political face of the world changed irrevocably in mid'sixth century a.d., says the archaeology correspondent of The Independent, in a formidably argued treatise. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 1993

"A well-researched, clear presentation of a tough topic. (For an opposing view, see Rita Marker's Deadly Compassion, reviewed below.)"
``The advantages of deliberate death are too appealing to simply go away,'' asserts demographer Logue in this examination of the social forces that are driving us toward ``death control,'' especially for the old and frail. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A comprehensive account of an American drug calamity."
A neurologist details the plight of a dangerous antibiotic potion in this medical history. Read full book review >

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SUMMER IN BADEN-BADEN by Leonid Tsypkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2001

"There really is no other book like this."
A brilliant Russian novel, first published in serial form in 1982, then made available in a little-read English translation, grafts onto its omniscient author's account of his own journey to Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) the parallel story of the travels, and travail, of the great Fyodor Dostoevsky. Read full book review >

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ENCIRCLING by Carl Frode Tiller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A poised and effective Rashomon-style exploration of multiple psyches."
One man's amnesia prompts divergent and sometimes-conflicting remembrances from those close to him. Read full book review >

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Harold The Wonder Dog Wonders How Trees Grow by Barbara J Bennett
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A friendly introduction to science and a worthy addition to preschool shelves."
This quiet, contemplative picture book gives the youngest listeners their first glimpses of science. Read full book review >

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A Butterfly's Journey by Barbara J. Hopkinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2013

"A brave, candid memoir that earnestly seeks to help readers who have also suffered loss."
Part memoir, part self-help treatise, Hopkinson's debut book chronicles her son's death and the grief that nearly destroyed her own life. Read full book review >