Search Results: "Edward M. Lerner"


BOOK REVIEW

EDWARD M. KENNEDY by Adam Clymer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Well-researched and -documented (Clymer conducted over 400 interviews, including 21 with the Senator), Clymer's biography provides a hefty counterweight to the many strident distortions of the Senator's life. (16 pages photos, not seen) (First serial to Time magazine; author tour)"
The Washington editor of the New York Times serves up this thorough, generous analysis of the life and political career of the senior Senator from Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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SMALL MIRACLES by Edward M. Lerner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Well handled but predictable."
Another science-fiction-ish thriller from Lerner (Fools' Experiments, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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ENERGIZED by Edward M. Lerner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 17, 2012

"An overdose of Message."
Near-future struggle over energy resources, previously serialized in Analog magazine, from the author of Moonstruck (2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

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JUGGLER OF WORLDS by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The book's first half rehashes, from another point of view, several of Niven's Known Space stories from way back, and the rest isn't much better: slow-turning wheels within wheels within wheels."
Another collaborative prequel (Fleet of Worlds, 2007) to Niven's enduringly popular Ringworld yarns. Read full book review >

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FATE OF WORLDS by Larry Niven
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A book best appreciated by fans who relish the minutest details of the Ringworld universe."
The next addition to the increasingly abstract and abstruse prequel to the Ringworld saga (Betrayer of Worlds, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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DESTROYER OF WORLDS by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Old-fashioned cerebral science fiction, with a huge array of fascinating aliens, subtle interactions between them and knotty problems for them to solve."
Wrap-up of the far-future trilogy (Juggler of Worlds, 2008, etc.) set 200 years before the discovery of Niven's ever-popular Ringworld. Read full book review >

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M by Andrew Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"For Bond fans and true-crime buffs, especially, a leisurely excursion into the early days of modern espionage."
A beat cop makes good, and anarchists quake. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"For readers interested in modern American political history, Lakoff's life of the writer will be of much use."
A respectful biography of the immigrant journalist and sometime intellectual gadfly. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thumbnail biographies of Hopper's contemporaries appear in the backmatter, as does a bibliography, notes and a list of museums where readers can find Hopper's work. (Biography. 8-12)"
Lovely design combines with extensive research to produce a compact, lucid biography of one of the 20th-century's foremost American painters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

M TRAIN by Patti Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Not as focused as Just Kids, but an atmospheric, moody, and bittersweet memoir to be savored and pondered."
Iconic poet, writer, and artist Smith (Just Kids, 2010, etc.) articulates the pensive rhythm of her life through the stations of her travels.Read full book review >

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THE M&M BOYS by Lara Reznik
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Just like its heroes, what this book lacks in sophistication it makes up for in heart; a warm, enjoyable baseball story."
A troubled kid learns valuable lessons about love, honor and friendship during the home-run race of 1961. Read full book review >