Search Results: "David Toomey"


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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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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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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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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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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 LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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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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