Search Results: "Carol Zaleski"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"The result is a persuasive case for the solace and stimulation to be found in a frank contemplation of death and whatever may follow it."
Three sharp, provocative lectures on the origins and restorative values of a belief in ``individual survival after death,'' by the author of Otherworld Journeys: Accounts of Near- Death Experiences in Medieval and Modern Times (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"A bountiful literary history that maps the work of 'an intellectual orchestra, a gathering of sparkling talents in a common cause, each participant the master of his own chosen field.'"
How a "circle of instigators" thrived in mid-20th-century England. Read full book review >

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PRAYER by Philip Zaleski
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"The Zaleskis may have bitten off more than they can chew. Still, at their best, they rival Karen Armstrong in their lucid prose and expansive vision."
What do the Jewish blessing over cheese, the Islamic dhikr and the Japanese tea ceremony have in common? In each, the human meets the divine in prayer. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL OF CYBERSPACE by Jeff Zaleski
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"A concise, stimulating introduction to an increasingly intriguing part of Internet society."
A useful overview of the impact of religion on the Internet, offering lengthy, stimulating interviews with individuals active in Web culture. Read full book review >

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THE RECOLLECTED HEART by Philip Zaleski
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Although clearly intended for an audience that is either devoutly Christian or seeking religion, this book can serve as a lesson to all on the importance of quiet time for meditation and contemplation."
Zaleski, a professor of religion and literature (Smith Coll. and Wesleyan Univ.) and longtime contributor to Kirkus, provides a detailed guide to spiritual retreat. Read full book review >

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MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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BLANKIES by Carol Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"The cozy experience of love within these pages is palpable. (Board book. 1-2)"
A hymn of praise to a variety of blankies and security objects. Read full book review >

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ON THE WING by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"This is super science, beautifully presented. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
"About five billion land birds from five hundred species leave their North American nesting area to spend the winter farther south," according to Lerner (My Indoor Garden, 1999, etc.), but that's only part of the story told in this remarkable look at bird migration. Read full book review >

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THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE by Carol Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Jones (Hickory Dickory Dock, 1992, etc.) provides a sophisticated orchestration of a simple tune. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The hare is the biggest braggart in the forest. Read full book review >

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PLANTS THAT MAKE YOU SNIFFLE AND SNEEZE by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Attractive and useful. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The author of several fine natural history books describes the pollens responsible for ``hay fever.'' It's not hay but trees, bushes, grasses, and weeds that produce the airborne pollen that causes sufferers to cough, wheeze, and exhibit cold symptoms. Read full book review >