Search Results: "Carl-Michael Edenborg"


BOOK REVIEW

STOCKHOLM NOIR by Nathan Larson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Stockholm may not be Marseille, but Larson and Edenborg's contributors show that even a verdant place with socialized medicine can have its seamy side."
Larson and Edenborg manage to unearth a dark side to a city that "is verdant, clean, and surrounded by crystalline water." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2017

"Whether this is an exercise in thinking globally and acting locally or vice versa, a thoughtful, eminently reasonable set of proposals for saving New York—and therefore the world."
Just in time for Earth Day, yes, a hopeful book of strategies for delivering the planet from our worst environmental depredations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Good for one-on-one sharing or paired with titles such as Saxton Freymann's Fast Food (2006) for a festive, food-themed storytime. (list of foods portrayed in each photo) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peek into worlds where the trees are made of broccoli and the clouds of sweet meringue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAYBACK TIME by Carl Deuker
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Nicely played. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
After losing the election for editor, Mitch True, an overweight aspiring journalist, is assigned to be the sports reporter for his high-school paper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUTLESS by Carl Deuker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The sports may hook readers, but the bullying will land them. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Adding layers of complexity to the interactions of athletes, this sports novel set in Seattle offers a twofer: football and soccer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Knowingly and gloriously boastful, but not nearly as entertaining as Djerassi's earlier memoir, The Pill, Pygmy Chimps, and Degas' Horse (1992)."
A memoir of the birth control pill's monumental impact on its creator's life, as well as a capsule history of the Pill's development—and a response to those who blame it for various current social woes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIVES OF NORMAN MAILER by Carl Rollyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Literary biography of Mailer by the well-received author of Nothing Ever Happens to the Brave: The Story of Martha Gellhorn (1990) and Lillian Hellman (1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Shades of Light by Carl Hitchens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2013

"A meditative collection to read outside, with the wind and one's breath commingling."
A personal vocabulary of strength and grace marks Hitchens' (Sitting with Warrior, 2010) new book of poems.Read full book review >

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MARX, DECEASED by Carl Djerassi
Released: Aug. 2, 1996

"Charming characters and clever prose, though few readers are likely to care about the issue of peer review as much as Djerassi evidently does."
Djerassi, a Stanford chemistry professor and the man who developed the first oral contraceptive, expressed his fascination with scientists' hunger for recognition in his first two novels (The Bourbaki Gambit, 1994; Cantor's Dilemma, 1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGELA'S CLUB by Carl Turner
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A competent, engaging, though unsurprising, romance."
Turner's fiction debut is a romantic tale about a young doctor who discovers that life amounts to more than professional success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE METHOD ACTORS by Carl Shuker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Engaging, leisurely, at times otherworldly; reminiscent at turns of David Mitchell's Ghostwritten (2000) and at others of the early Doug Coupland. A pleasure for readers with time on their hands—say, on the next night flight to Tokyo."
Lost in Translation for the noir crowd: a carefully plotted tale of a decidedly postmodern bent, with plenty of hip name-checking and lots of mind-altering substances to keep things moving. Read full book review >