Search Results: "George D. Lundberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Incendiary stuff—and fuel for those who urge reforms in the health-care system."
A worm's-eye view of why American medicine is in such bad shape, and what can be done to heal it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECOND SIGHT  by George D. Shuman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Sherry's response to her new status is too ambivalent to believe, which makes her unconvincing for the first time in this much respected series."
Her fourth adventure (Lost Girls, 2008, etc.) brings blind sleuth Sherry Moore back to the kingdom of the sighted. Read full book review >

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18 SECONDS by George D. Shuman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Shuman's pair of fresh and appealing female lead characters just may warrant that 100,000-copy first printing."
Debut suspenser about a blind psychic who sees what no one else can. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The book could use more edge, both in its prose and its attitude toward experts, but it should aid anybody engaged with this vital issue. (Author tour)"
A thoughtful, evenhanded, and accessible mix of reporting and analysis concerning population control, by the diplomatic correspondent of the Christian Science Monitor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST BREATH by George D. Shuman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Part police procedural, part psychological thriller, and—except for occasional dry patches caused by an excess of subplots—engrossing."
Brilliant, beautiful and blind, psychic Sherry Moore makes a second compelling appearance (18 Seconds, 2006), this time in a duel with a deadly, vengeful mama's boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1995

"Stories that are, in the end, too eager to please."
This debut collection of genial short stories showcases a new voice whose dulcet tones are mixed, unfortunately, with bad timing. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"It's sure to bring out the green thumb of many an educator, and it just may provoke some kids to get out in their own yards and make a garden. (bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8, adult)"
Ancona takes readers on a yearlong tour of one Santa Fe, N.M., school garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAPOW! by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The tidy ending is entirely suited to the medium of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An imaginative comic-book romp turns a little boy and his friend into superheroes who fight crime and make a little mayhem in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUTTERS, CARVERS AND THE CATHEDRAL by George Ancona
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 1995

"No one could have anticipated such an end (temporary though it may be) for the cathedral, but it has the effect of sucking the spirit right out of this book. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6+)"
The unfinished, monolithic Cathedral of Saint John the Divine looms over Morningside Heights, New York City, a massive work in progress that is currently at a standstill for lack of funding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TARANTULA IN MY PURSE by Jean George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"The book is brimming with similar stories, all narrated with humor and warmth, and all of which will show George's many fans yet another aspect of her life and work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Over the years, George (There's an Owl in the Shower, 1995, etc.) and her three children moved a lot, but wherever they went they gave succor, shelter, and affection to a succession of injured or homeless wild creatures, from ferrets to falcons, spiders to salamanders, bats to box turtles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APOLLO by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Apollo's darker tendencies overshadow his divine radiance here but, as usual, make better tales. (Olympian family tree) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
O'Connor makes out his latest Olympian as a tragic hero "who has had many loves, but whose loves seldom prosper." To say the least. Read full book review >