Search Results: "Gene Weingarten"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 6, 2010

"Every page is a pleasure."
A sparkling collection of features by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist. Read full book review >

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ME & DOG by Gene Weingarten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A rare if not unwelcome agnostic rumination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The misplaced worship of man's best friend perturbs its young master. Read full book review >

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GENE EVERLASTING by Gene Logsdon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Wisdom and experience permeate this perceptive and understatedly well-written meditation."
A self-proclaimed contrarian and octogenarian cancer survivor finds renewal in the prospect of death while raising issues that challenge science and religion alike. Read full book review >

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THE GENE by Siddhartha Mukherjee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"Sobering, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come—but how much farther we have to go to understand our human nature and destiny."
A panoramic history of the gene and how genetics "resonate[s] far beyond the realms of science." Read full book review >

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ALPHA GENE by Angel M. Huerta
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 29, 2013

"An inspiring, filled-to-the-brim adventure; a great example of superpowers done right."
A group of middle school kids learns to use their superpowers in Huerta's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY GENE by Joselin Linder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Linder successfully integrates cutting-edge genetic research into her personal quest."
How the author and her family have come to terms with the knowledge that they are the carriers of a fatal genetic mutation. Read full book review >

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THE SPORTS GENE by David Epstein
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"Readers may feel overwhelmed at Epstein's avalanche of genetic and physiological studies, but few will put down this deliciously contrarian exploration of great athletic feats."
What makes a great athlete? Being born with talent was the traditional answer, but like so many traditions, it is under attack. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"A wonderful lesson on how the march of science is driven by the sheer forces of emotion and motivation as much as by ingenious ideas."
From science journalist Wickelgren, the blow-by-blow drama of how government and private enterprise finally came together to (separately) publish their drafts of the human genome. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2002

"Moore sometimes overstates his case, but perhaps his real value here lies in pointing out how much we don't know about the calculus of development."
Seeking to demolish the "either/or" of genetic determinism vs. environmentalism, Moore (Developmental Psychology/Pitzer College) sounds a clarion—indeed, somewhat strident—call for recognition that genetic and environmental factors interact throughout life to form human traits. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An ideal introduction to Wolfe's short fiction."
A major retrospective from this writer's writer, comprising 31 tales, 1970-1999, ranging from a few pages to novella length, selected by the author (with one exception, included at his agents' behest) and arranged chronologically. Read full book review >

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THE NORMA GENE by M.E. Roufa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A novel with a madcap premise and appealing characters that does not quite fulfill its comedic promise."
Roufa's debut novel follows the misadventures of a clone of Abraham Lincoln and a clone of Marilyn Monroe as they attempt to evade government agents and figure out what it means to claim their own identities. Read full book review >