Search Results: "Chip Heath"


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DECISIVE by Chip Heath
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2013

"Readers approaching this book because they have a pressing decision may be annoyed by the Heaths' lumbering pace, but for those who want to improve decision-making overall, the workshop style of the narrative should prove helpful."
A manual on how to become more rational when facing difficult decisions at work and in your personal life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2014

"A practical personal-finance book that stands out in a crowded field."
A debut guide that offers sound advice on how to achieve financial independence. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN IN VIENNA by Chip Wagar
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A satisfying mixture of history and romance."
A budding reporter gets more than he bargains for on a trip to reconnect with distant relatives in this dramatic look at the European homefront on the eve of World War I. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2014

"An inventive, delectable take on Stoker's classic."
In Wagar's (An American in Vienna, 2011) historical horror novel, detectives in 1896 Transylvania suspect that the enigmatic Count Dracula is responsible for numerous disappearances in the area. Read full book review >

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THE LEARNERS by Chip Kidd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"Whimsical, at times bordering on fey, but also keen-edged and original."
Graphic designer Kidd (The Cheese Monkeys, 2001) writes a novel about a graphic designer. Read full book review >

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I WANNA BE A GREAT BIG DINOSAUR by Heath McKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Something like a gender-switched companion to the author's My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess (2015), but with more give and take between the roles. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A little boy finds out what dinosaurs do…and vice versa. Read full book review >

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QUENTIN AND FLORA by Chip Bishop
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2014

"Adds to the literature on the Roosevelts and Whitneys, but the father-son relationship holds more interest than the romance."
This dual biography recounts the lives and doomed courtship of Quentin Roosevelt, youngest son of Theodore, and Flora Payne Whitney. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 25, 1999

"Except for an excess of confusing acronyms and abbreviations, a highly readable addition to the growing body of writing on the toxicity of our environment."
An eco-activist's angry wake-up call about the harm being done to the environment by polluters, both military and industrial, and the need for citizens to seize power over the technological bullies in their neighborhood. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT VOLCANO HOUSE by Chip Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A lightweight but entertaining Hawaiian whodunit."
Hughes (Hanging Ten in Paris, 2011, etc.) places his Hawaii-based surfing detective Kai Cooke in the middle of two cases involving untimely deaths. Read full book review >

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Kid Games, Lessons Learned by Chip Kroll
Released: Dec. 16, 2015

"An enjoyable, earnest look at growing up."
Kroll's debut novella offers a collection of vignettes about the bond between twins growing up in the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"No answers here, but a pleasurable trip through unfamiliar territory in the company of a curious mind and lively intelligence."
An entertaining and insightful exploration of the relation between spirituality and healing by a journalist taking an exhilarating, often confounding trip into the world of healing hands, chakras, spirit guides, and the paranormal. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE DEEP by Layne Heath
Released: March 18, 1993

"Grim—but what else?"
Helicopter pilots leave the Korean War to go after black- marketeers in Hanoi during the final days of the French rule in Indochina. Read full book review >