Search Results: "James Paul Gee"


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THE ANTI-EDUCATION ERA by James Paul Gee
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Gee makes a compelling case for reframing methods of teaching and learning, but the pedantic tone may put off some readers."
Thinking about thinking in education and the digital age. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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BAY OF FIRES by Poppy Gee
Released: March 12, 2013

"Tasmania's culture, flora and fauna are paramount here—the thriller aspect feels extraneous."
A close-knit beachfront community in Tasmania is threatened by a killer who might be one of the neighbors. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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THE FIRE-RAISER by Maurice Gee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A well-wrought thriller that brings an entire community vividly and believably to life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In his first children's book to be published here, a well- regarded New Zealand novelist sets a story about four children bringing a pyromaniac to justice early in WW I. From its riveting first chapter—from the point of view of the lumbering masked man who sets fire to the local livery stable because ``a time had come when his fire must consume life''—the action is compelling. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Gee's corrective arguments at once ground his science in humility and liberate thinking about Deep Time through their invitation to chart a seamless topology of life then and now."
A persuasive as well as convivial introduction to cladistics—paleontology's answer to the discontinuities of Deep Time—from science writer Gee (Nature magazine). Read full book review >

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MY CHINESE-AMERICA by Allen Gee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2015

"Provocative and mostly thought-provoking essays."
A Chinese-American professor and writer reflects on the social and cultural ramifications of his ethnic identity. Read full book review >

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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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KILLING CUSTER by James Welch
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 1994

"An excellent Native version of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: a sad tale that, despite momentary triumphs like Little Big Horn, could not but end tragically for the Indians. (Author tour)"
In his first nonfiction work, noted Native American novelist Welch (The Indian Lawyer, 1990, etc.) stretches the boundaries of history. Read full book review >