Search Results: "Gregory S. Close"


BOOK REVIEW

In Siege of Daylight by Gregory S. Close
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Despite strong prose, this fantasy tale is ultimately undone by its overly familiar plot and distractingly peculiar names."
In Close's debut novel, the first in a new epic fantasy series, a young apprentice to the king's bard suddenly finds himself going to the royal court with his master due to a number of strange occurrences. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING IN THE BLOOD by Gregory S. Fallis
Released: June 10, 1993

"Politically correct without being stuffy, self-righteous, or suspenseful."
When the police arrest schizophrenic lesbian poet Anka Stiffel for beating her lover, fledgling sculptor Amanda Owen, nearly to death after Amanda tossed her out, Anka's lawyer calls Kevin Sweeney and Joop Wheeler, of G and H Investigations (don't ask), to establish her innocence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Credible, if sometimes bland."
The son of the first African-American to control a seat on New York Stock Exchange undertakes a history of blacks on Wall Street. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A worthwhile and understated conclusion closes an unremarkable Reformation history."
To understand our modern world, one must understand the Reformation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Close ably demonstrates the stakes in this perhaps misplaced, hubristic effort.


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Close (Theoretical Physics; Oxford Univ./Neutrino, 2010, etc.) chronicles the search for the elusive Higgs Boson particle (the "God Particle"). Read full book review >

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THE SMART ONE by Jennifer Close
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2013

"An unassuming but far from vacuous domestic comedy, perfect for the beach or a long plane trip."
Close, whose first novel (Girls in White Dresses, 2011) romped with recent college grads newly on their own, focuses here on two sisters on the cusp of 30, both torn between independent womanhood and lingering dependence on parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Of interest to social scientists and criminal-justice students, but not likely to appeal to a wider audience."
Victims of racial profiling recount the particulars of their harassment. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Art lovers of all ages will revel in this vivid, wonderfully affecting book, which is almost as ingenious and memorable as Close himself. (timeline, glossary, list of resources and illustration credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A magnificent interactive "face book" portrait of the artist. Read full book review >

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HALF-LIFE by Frank Close
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A fine account, heavy on science and politics, of a long, productive, peripatetic and ultimately inexplicable life."
Months after the 1950 arrest of British nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs, Bruno Pontecorvo (1913-1993) vanished behind the Iron Curtain. Everyone assumed that he was also a Soviet spy, but extensive investigation found no evidence that he provided secrets to the Soviets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2014

"Many of the groups the authors investigate will find further fodder for their tirades, and liberals will doubtless get angry, but all should learn that there's a limit to the insults American intelligence will tolerate."
A dissection of the language of the far right, showing the continued, although masked, biases inherent in their message. Read full book review >

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GREGORY MAGUIRE
by Gregory McNamee

A man of a certain age, bespectacled, dressed in a velvet robe, leather slippers, and Dickens-era nightcap, roams across a vast library whose shelves overflow with books of folktales, children’s literature, stories from all lands. He takes down an armload of books, pores over them, and begins to write a book of his own, one that borrows a lick here ...


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