Search Results: "David Toomey"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Good overview of many challenging ideas."
A tour of advanced physical concepts demonstrates that time travel, once the domain of sci-fi, has moved into the purview of science. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"An ingenious overview of anything that might be alive. The author remains true to science while coming to delightfully bizarre conclusions."
Living organisms don't tolerate boiling or subzero temperatures, massive pressure or an environment too rich in salt, acid or toxic chemicals—or so we thought for centuries. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

A sturdy revivification of one star-crossed hurricane-hunting mission by Navy fliers, plus a more general (and more gratifying) history of hurricanes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 1998

"Despite its shortcomings, the book is a well-deserved salute to the intrepid young women who answered the call of their country to risky duty in perilous times. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An attempt at history penned by an advertising copywriter and an English teacher, who offer a paean to women pilots during and after WWII. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF BUDDHA'S DAUGHTERS by Christine Toomey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"An inspiring and necessary addition to the body of work about modern-day Buddhism."
A British journalist's account of her yearlong investigation into the lives and motivations of women who chose to become Buddhist nuns. Read full book review >

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SLIPPING  by John Toomey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2017

"Toomey is aiming to do more than solve a mystery and achieves a psychologically intriguing, unnerving character study."
The Rashomon effect is at work in this anatomy of a small-town murder, with even the perpetrator offering more than one version of events. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT MANHATTAN by Leanne Shear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Less a novel than a listmaking—of clothes, of beaches, of screamingly obvious observations."
Oh no! I've graduated from Columbia and have no skills! Rent is high! Wait, bartending could be fun. . . Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
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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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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