Search Results: "Carole Angier"


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THE DOUBLE BOND by Carole Angier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"A revealing companion to Levi's own considerable body of work, and an uncommonly thoughtful example of biography as literature in its own right."
English biographer Angier (Jean Rhys, 1991) gracefully explores the life of the great Italian writer and Holocaust survivor. Read full book review >

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JEAN RHYS by Carole Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1991

"Perhaps Angier's exhaustive but unsorted research will be of value to some future biographer who will do justice to Rhys, a fine writer."
This detailed study of the author of Quartet and Wide Sargasso Sea seems not so much a biography as a collection of annotated note cards and unedited lecture notes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1995

"Angier is a perfect example."
A hymn in praise of all things great and small, from elephants to cockroaches, dolphins to beetles, by Meistersinger Angier (Natural Obsession: The Search for the Oncogene, 1988). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2007

"Not everything is as easy as pie (or pi) to grasp, and therein lies the excitement and challenge of science, masterfully conveyed here."
Decrying smug scientific illiteracy, New York Times science writer Angier (Woman, 1999, etc.) deftly sets forth the universally accepted principles underlying basic science that everyone should understand. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2002 by Natalie Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"An elite grouping of very readable and informative articles on some of today's most challenging and colorful scientific issues."
Splendid anthology of the year's finest science and nature articles, curated and introduced by the New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer. Read full book review >

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WOMAN by Natalie Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 1999

"Women should rejoice—and so should men. (First serial to the New York Times Magazine; second serial to Self; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
Passion and intelligence meet in a gorgeous book about what it means to be a woman today, yesterday, and forever. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE DOWNS by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Occasionally witty, but Brett's send-up of the congenial village mystery needs more companionable protagonists than self-effacing Carole and cryptic Jude (The Body on the Beach, 2000)."
Weldisham, a rural village recently tarted up by London nabobs longing for a place to weekend in the country with all the mod cons, is in for a bit of a shock when Carole Seddon, from the neighboring village of Fethering, takes a walk on the Downs, seeks shelter in a derelict barn during a storm, and discovers two bags full of cleanly picked bones. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"His writings won—t put Abelard and Heloise, or for that matter, Griffin and Sabine out of business, but readers of a certain bent may still enjoy Colie's stroll down memory lane."
For incurable romantics only, a trove of love letters half a century old, written by an American soldier to his bride. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY HILL by Carole O’Malley Gaunt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"The many full conversations are not transcripts of actual dialogue, yet they have the ring of truth—as do all these recollections of the loneliness of a girl growing up first without a mother and then without a father."
The pain-filled life of a teenager who lost her mother to cancer when she was 13 and her father to booze when she was 16. Read full book review >

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THE TOMB IN TURKEY by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2015

"The sitcom humor is anodyne but gently effective. There are so few suspects that you'll spot the killer early on, unless of course you're Jude, preoccupied with the men staring at her cleavage, or Carole, checking to make sure she's remembered to take along her Imodium."
Vacationing in Turkey, amateur sleuths Carole Seddon and Jude Nichol bring their unique combination of lightweight Fethering conflicts and murder most foul with them. Read full book review >

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ORIGINS OF THE UNIVERSE AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS by Carole Firstman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A saddening but ultimately redeeming memoir that, though well-paced and well-told, is of limited appeal."
Life with father isn't always the stuff of greeting cards. Read full book review >