Search Results: "Ellen Ullman"


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LIFE IN CODE by Ellen Ullman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"What Anthony Bourdain did for chefs, Ullman does for computer geeks. A fine rejoinder and update to Doug Coupland's Microserfs and of great interest to any computer user."
A sharply written, politically charged memoir of life in the data trenches by computer pioneer Ullman (By Blood, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BUG by Ellen Ullman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Not for the faint of mind, but a forceful testament to the uphill struggle of pioneer programmers."
A blistering drama about love, hate, and psychopathy. Read full book review >

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BY BLOOD by Ellen Ullman
Released: March 6, 2012

"A first-rate literary thriller of compelling psychological and philosophical depth."
After two well-received books suggested that the author was a great writer for a computer programmer, she makes a big leap here, with a rich, taut, psychologically nuanced novel that has nothing to do with computers. Read full book review >

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ELLEN ULLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

A thinking machine, grumbled the tradition-minded British writer G. K. Chesterton, “is a brainless phrase of modern fatalism and materialism.” He added, “A machine only is a machine because it cannot think.”

But that was at the turn of the last century. A dozen decades later, thinking machines are among us, machines that learn from our behavior and ...


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ELLEN OH
by Alex Heimbach

Like most writers, Ellen Oh was an avid reader growing up. “Books were always my friends,” she says. At least until second grade, when her teacher read The Five Chinese Brothers to the class. Afterwards, her classmates taunted her with racial slurs, and one boy tried to paint her skin yellow because she was "the wrong color for a ...


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SLOW WORK THROUGH SAND by Leslie Ullman
Released: March 1, 1998

"Without the ambitions of girlhood (—Ambition—), Ullman forms her 'slow tongue— into forgettable poems."
Since winning the Yale Younger Poetry Award in 1979, this Univ. of Texas (El Paso) professor has continued to write about a world of color and stone. Read full book review >

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DRIFTING, FALLING—DIARY OF A CALL GIRL SUICIDE by A.J. Ullman
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tragic and darkly fascinating call girl story that loses some of its edge by trying too hard to get into its main character's head."
In this novel, the diary of a troubled young girl reveals her life as a prostitute while her therapist lusts after her and tries to learn her secrets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Though its audience is likely to be limited, Sex Seen is a stellar contribution to the history of sexuality."
A perceptive analysis of the emergence of modern sexuality in America, in all its anxiety and contradictions. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED by Danielle Younge-Ullman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Younge-Ullman's subtle approach to narrative pacing allows readers to accompany Ingrid on her journey to fully confront and accept her past as she discovers her own true voice. (Fiction. 13-17)"
On a three-week wilderness adventure in Northern Ontario arranged by her mother, Ingrid is tested in unexpected ways. Read full book review >

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LOLA CARLYLE'S 12-STEP ROMANCE by Danielle Younge-Ullman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"A marginal beach read only for die-hard chick-lit fans who can overlook its multiple stumbles. (Chick-lit. 13-16)"
A spoiled celebu-spawn fakes addiction to worm her way into rehab and follow her crush, but she finds that it isn't as she expected (gasp!). Read full book review >

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THE FAIRIES OF NUTFOLK WOOD by Barb Bentler Ullman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"A more rigorous edit might have turned the occasional glimmers into a steady glow. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Willa, nine, narrates events of a post-divorce summer in this poorly edited first novel. Read full book review >

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A LEAGUE OF HER OWN
by Leila Roy

“I want you to do this because you genuinely want to play, not because—well, because you feel the weight of historical responsibility.”
“Can’t both be true?” Jill asked.
“I don’t know,” her mother said. “Can they?”
She sure hoped so.
A Season of Daring Greatly, by Ellen Emerson White

High school senior Jill Cafferty had ...


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