Search Results: "Dorothy Nelkin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2001

"A chilling account, but Andrews and Nelkin's Luddite tendencies are as worrisome as the abuses they document."
Two academics sound the alarm against an invasion of the body snatchers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"An important, timely commentary on the manipulation of scientific inquiry in the interest of political ideology."
Policy, popular culture, and genetics meet in this intelligent critique of our society's search for easy answers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

"It's not."
Another, more questionable, attempt to defend ``science'' from attack by groups that Nelkin (The Creation Controversy, 1982, etc.) and Jasper (both Sociology/N.Y.U.) describe as ``absolutist,'' ``uncompromising'' ``fundamentalists.'' One problem is that the authors' own attack is couched in a tone of pseudo-objectivity. Read full book review >

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JUNKET IS NICE by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 7, 1933

"May get a good break and go over well."
A nonsense picture book with a guessing element in it and the repetition children love. Read full book review >

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NOW OPEN THE BOX by Dorothy Kunhardt
Released: Sept. 20, 1934

"But it is fun—and it has amusing pictures—and everyone will adore the little bitty dog."
A follow-up on Junket is Nice has a difficult standard to achieve, and one must confess that Now Open the Box doesn't quite make the grade. Read full book review >

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ANGELS OF THE SWAMP by Dorothy Whittaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 1991

"Not a deep tale, but pleasantly optimistic and vividly realized. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Two runaways and an older teenager join forces to build new lives—in a sunny first novel set in Depression-era Florida. Read full book review >

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OBJECT OF YOUR LOVE by Dorothy Speak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Alice Munro would surely approve."
A fine collection of nine edgy, vivid stories, most of which appeared first in Canadian periodicals, by an Ottawa writer who has been hailed as "the new Alice Munro." Read full book review >

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NO LAUGHING MATTER by Dorothy Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"The author is coasting in this one—its piddling contrivances, dull characters, and somnolent pace will win no new fans for the usually reliable Inspector, who, it is to be hoped, will be back on track for number 13."
Sturrenden's Inspector Luke Thanet's 12th case (Wake the Dead, etc.) has him investigating the death of vineyard owner Zak Randish, found in his office amid a welter of blood and broken glass. Read full book review >

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TWICE IN A LIFETIME by Dorothy Garlock
ROMANCE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A feel-good love story that comforts rather than challenges. Garlock excels at creating an experience her readers want, one that's still heartwarming no matter how many times they've seen it."
With this historical romance, the prolific Garlock (Take Me Home, 2014, etc.) again uses midcentury, small-town America as her backdrop for a gentle tale of love lost and found.Read full book review >

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CHECKMATE by Dorothy Dunnett
Released: July 1, 1975

"After uncountable false stops and starts, murders and resurrections, surprise unmaskings and unlikely turns of plot, surely anything might have happened between one asterisk and the next archaism through these six volumes of padded silk embroidery—even an ending of convenience."
The final volume of Dorothy Dunnett's pan-European romance brings the prodigal wandering knight Francis Crawford of Lymond nearer home to motherland and mother Sybilla as he is reunited in Lyons with his wife-in-name-only Philippa. Read full book review >

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MRS. POLLIFAX UNVEILED by Dorothy Gilman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This time, Mrs. Pollifax is searching for Amanda Pym, who foiled an airline hijacking only to vanish among a sea of popping press flashbulbs after her plane touched down in Damascus."
Gilman returns from the fairy-tale purlieus of Thale's Folly (p. 107) to the more-well-trodden paths of Emily Pollifax, whose status as unlikely secret agent is being seriously undermined by her durability (this 14th title ties her with Ian Fleming's James Bond). Read full book review >

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BEACH BAGS AND BURGLARIES by Dorothy Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 29, 2014

"In spite of some flippant fun, the disdain Howell feels for her leading lady is palpable, making Haley more of a burlesque of herself than a persuasive heroine."
Though she's on vacation, an otherwise airheaded California girl is determined to come to grips with the serious business behind a murder. Read full book review >