Search Results: "James Rutherford"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1991

"An insider's saavy appraisal of a lad who lierally grew too big for his britches; no real surprises or new dirt for attentive readers of tabloid and business news, but a slick piece of work that will almost surely attract attention."
An old saw about Hollywood has it that if you scrape away the phoney tinsel, you'll find the real tinsel underneath. Read full book review >

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CREATION by Adam Rutherford
NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2013

"While it is unlikely that scientists will synthesize a human in the near future, genuinely amazing biology is in the works, and Rutherford delivers a fascinating overview."
The day is nearly here when scientists will create the first purely synthetic life. This prediction turns up regularly, but British science writer and Nature editor Rutherford insists that the time is ripe, and he makes his case with contagious enthusiasm. Read full book review >

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THE LIVING YEARS by Mike Rutherford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"The death of Rutherford's father frames the narrative, establishing a reflective tone that the memoir sustains."
A genial, gentlemanly memoir about a band that has weathered plenty of upheaval without apparently suffering much strife. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"A candid and useful, if sometimes familiar, guide to the challenges of parenting in an era of distraction."
A debut parenting book shares ideas for creating happy, fulfilled families. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Young girls especially will be inspired by this volume and the bright future for women's sports it portrays. (index, sources) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Debut author Rutherford looks at women's professional sports and the social forces behind them. Read full book review >

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THE PERIPATETIC COFFIN by Ethan Rutherford
Released: May 7, 2013

"The author seems well-read, and he aspires to the highest literary standards, but some of these stories seem more significant in their inspiration than their execution."
A debut collection of eight stories that run the literary gamut, from seafaring parables to domestic realism, with the quality of the stories varying as well. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Often quirky but thoughtful—solid popular science."
An enthusiastic history of mankind in which DNA plays a far greater role than the traditional "bones and stones" approach, followed by a hopeful if cautionary account of what the recent revolution in genomics foretells. Read full book review >

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HERCULES by Robin Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Better to spare readers this version and aim them, instead, at some of the sophisticated picture-book treatments available, or—no surprise- -the D'Aulaires. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Folklore. 7-10)"
A straightforward chapter-book retelling of some of the myths of Hercules, notable as much for what it skips as for what it includes: Moore relates Hercules's birth (though not why Hera hates him), covers his temper (though not his madness-induced killing of his family), and approximately four of his labors (not twelve), ending with his ascension to constellation status. Read full book review >

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Released: July 17, 2012

"A rambling tale about the physical and emotional consequences of living next to sociopaths."
A couple, attempting to start a life together, faces intimidation just outside their door. Read full book review >