Search Results: "David J. Linden"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2011

"In the meantime, Linden provides a fresh perspective on pleasure and confirms that those who suffer addictions are truly ill and not just weak-willed losers."
Journal of Neurophysiology editor in chief Linden (Neuroscience/Johns Hopkins Univ.; The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God, 2007) probes the anatomy of pleasure in this review of what happens in the brain when we "feel good." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOUCH by David J. Linden
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"So surpassing does Linden make touch seem that even turning the pages of his book becomes a pleasurable experience."
A crisp reminder that the sense of touch is not to be taken lightly. Read full book review >

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by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 2007

"A surprisingly good fantasy that should appeal to teens, especially those intrigued with reincarnation and destiny."
Rooted in Australian Aboriginal spirituality, this intriguing first in a trilogy describes Earth thousands of years after an apocalypse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEN & ZIP by Joanne Linden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This boardwalk frolic proves even small fries can solve big mysteries. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beachside lost-and-found adventure, told from a kid's point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE IN THE TIME OF SCANDAL by Caroline Linden
ROMANCE
Released: May 26, 2015

"A smart, poignant, deftly written romance with characters who remind us that good can triumph and love can heal."
Lord Atherton is the last man on Earth Penelope Weston wants to marry, but when a scandal forces her to do just that, they're surprised to discover they're a perfect match, though not everyone is pleased with the union. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"No wild claims, but only 'credible stories of the ways . . . animals use their wits.' Draw your own conclusions, says Linden, and keep an open mind."
From an award-winning journalist (The Parrot's Lament, 1999, etc.), tantalizing conjecture about what lies behind the canny behavior of animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MONK AMONG US by David J. Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2013

"A well-done, ultimately uplifting novel about finding the courage to reinvent yourself."
Brown's debut novel offers the complicated romance of an extremely unlikely pair: an energetic, ambitious attorney and a spiritual, laid-back monk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF EMERALD WOODS by David J. Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"This time out, environment-conscious Walker recycles too many motifs from Wild Onion's last case (A Beer in a Bawdy House, 1999) to give its witty and unconventional partners the adventure they deserve."
Husband-and-wife team Kirsten and Dugan, of Wild Onion, Ltd., have their work cut out for them as they find themselves once again locked in battle with venture capitalists with a taste for paving forests into shopping mall parking lots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISAAC HECKER by David J. O'Brien
NON-FICTION
Released: July 22, 1992

"A fascinating account of an exceptional man. (Twenty-five photographs—not seen.)"
An intriguing biography of the founder of the Paulist order, unfolding a rich chronicle of the intellectual and religious controversies of 19th-century America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOWMAN'S DAUGHTERS by David J. Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Another fine outing for Kirsten and Dugan, who set the standard for plotting, pace and hard-boiled humor."
A night on the town lands the Wild Onion, Ltd. partners in the middle of another case with oh- so-many moving parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Should appeal to serious students of modern culture, along with sci-fi movie fans."
A remarkably detailed survey of a much-neglected cultural icon by a leading historian of horror films (Dark Carnival, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >