Search Results: "J. Eric Laing"


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THE NIGHT WATCH by J. Eric Laing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2012

"Though far from the Christian Rome of Ben-Hur or the classic one of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, this Roman holiday offers a picture of the world of the gladiators readers will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere."
Laing's novel shows a side of the Roman Empire that's downright frightening. Read full book review >

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CICADA by J. Eric Laing
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Be sure to read this steamy Southern noir in the A/C."
Tragedy befalls a small town in the 1950s Deep South when the Klu Klux Klan's arrival coincides with an unraveling of long-held family secrets. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BANG NEVER HAPPENED by Eric J. Lerner
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Alternative cosmologies deserve their place in the sun-but watch out for sunburn from this one."
It takes chutzpah to come up with a title like that and Lerner, a plasma physicist, has it aplenty. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2005

"Bracing, informative and always interesting reading for investors and their advisors, who, to trust Galbraith, don't know much of anything, either."
Wall Street, the capital of capital, is a strange place full of strange individuals where anything can happen. Read full book review >

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THE HUBBLE WARS by Eric J. Chaisson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1994

The astrophysicist and author of The Life Era (1987) relates in characteristic deadpan fashion the tumultuous history of the ill-fated (if recently redeemed) Hubble Space Telescope project. ``Given both the unprecedented complexity of the vehicle on orbit and the idiosyncratic cast of human characters on the ground, it is a miracle that the Hubble Space Telescope works as well as it does,'' Chaisson states in this detailed and often bleakly humorous account of the super-telescope's trials. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY CITY by Olivia Laing
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"Although art may be generated by loneliness, writes Laing in this illuminating, enriching book, it has a significant 'capacity to create intimacy.'"
A British journalist and cultural critic investigates how loneliness shapes art. Read full book review >

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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER by Annette Laing
Released: Nov. 28, 2016

"A sometimes-wandering but consistently challenging entry in the Snipesville Chronicles."
The fourth in a series of YA adventures by Laing (Look Ahead, Look Back, 2012, etc.) about three time-traveling students who visit flash points in history.Read full book review >

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Don't Know Where, Don't Know When by Annette Laing
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"A clever and charming time-travel adventure."
With help from a mysterious professor, three intrepid children travel back in time and then must figure out how to get home. Read full book review >