Search Results: "Caleb Daniloff"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Confidence in the future lends appeal to this deeply personal memoir."
Daniloff debuts with his account of using running in his recovery from alcoholism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Most readers will agree with Scharf's complex but astute arguments that '[w]hile we cannot be at the center of what we now know to be a centerless universe, we nonetheless occupy a very interesting place in it—in time, space, and scale.'"
The universe is massive, and humans occupy an infinitesimal part. Do we matter? In this ingenious mixture of cosmology, evolutionary biology and philosophy, Columbia Astrobiology Center director Scharf (Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos, 2012) gives a thumbs up. Read full book review >

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THE ITALIAN SECRETARY by Caleb Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2005

"We needed this, from Sherlock Holmes? No thanks."
Will Holmes and Watson foil a regicide plot that seems the work of German spies colluding with Scots Nationalists? Is the queen Victoria? Read full book review >

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An Authentic Derivative by Caleb Coy
Released: July 15, 2015

"A well-defined social milieu and articulate characters make Coy's is it/isn't it novel an interesting, if uncertain, experience."
Spot-on satire or earnest picture of youth in transition? That's up to readers to decide with Coy's debut novel about being young and part of the Nashville scene. Read full book review >

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ZADAYI RED by Caleb Fox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"Fox draws effectively on Native American mysticism to create a fine fable."
Fantasy debut retells a Cherokee legend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Written for educated laymen, this should not be treated as an introduction to cosmology (for that try Brian Clegg's Gravity or Chris Impey's The Living Cosmos), but Scharf provides a rich, satisfying and usually comprehensible account of an extraordinary phenomenon."
An intelligent explanation of a weird but essential feature of the universe. Read full book review >

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KILLING TIME by Caleb Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2000

"Fun, but awfully sketchy. Carr seems more at home in the past than in the future."
And now for something (almost) completely different from the author of the popular literary thrillers The Alienist (1994) and The Angel of Darkness (1997). Read full book review >

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SHADOWS IN THE CAVE by Caleb Fox
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2010

"Another engaging adventure, suffused with the author's love for Native-American culture."
Fox revisits the Native-American cultural setting of his debut (Zadayi Red, 2009) to tell another tale of mysticism and fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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NECESSARY ERRORS by Caleb Crain
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Crain's world is drenched with the climate and colors—sometimes drab—of a post-revolutionary world of possibility and promise."
Crain takes us into the lives of expats teaching English in Prague shortly after the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Read full book review >

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SURRENDER, NEW YORK by Caleb Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Carr's many fans will find this well worth the wait."
Carr (The Legend of Broken, 2012, etc.) returns with a curious whodunit that weds leisurely 19th-century storytelling with 21st-century unpleasantness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"An astute, absorbing account."
Potent memoir demonstrates the dangers of collecting and dispersing news from behind the Iron Curtain. The book is dedicated to slain journalist Anna Politkovskaya and "the other Russian and Soviet journalists who died under mysterious circumstances after the collapse of the Soviet Union." Read full book review >