Search Results: "Janna Matthies"


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TWO IS ENOUGH by Janna Matthies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Readers in this living situation (both adult and child) will find comfort in the reminder that two is enough for support and love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two is all you need for a family. Read full book review >

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THE GOODBYE CANCER GARDEN by Janna Matthies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Looking on the bright side is important when facing a cancer diagnosis, but the illustrations could have given a small nod to its challenges in order to make this book a little more realistic. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A sunny story about how a family deals with the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Read full book review >

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PETER, THE KNIGHT WITH ASTHMA by Janna Matthies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Its mission is in plain view, but those kids and parents facing an asthma diagnosis will be grateful for it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fighting fire-breathing dragons is difficult even for a brave knight like Peter, but when he cannot breathe, it becomes next to impossible. Read full book review >

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A MADMAN DREAMS OF TURING MACHINES by Janna Levin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2006

"Levin writes with elegant precision, but ultimately her account, hewing closely to the record, adds little to what's already available."
In her first novel, Levin, using two mathematical geniuses, showcases the life of the mind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2016

"A superb alignment of author and subject: Levin is among the best contemporary science writers, and LIGO is arguably the most compelling experiment on the planet."
On the 100th anniversary of Einstein's prediction that gravitational waves distort space-time, an acclaimed astrophysicist provides a thrilling insider's look at the extraordinary scientific team that devised and built the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, which conducted the first experiment to ever observe gravitational waves. Read full book review >

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THE BAD LUCK BRIDE  by Janna MacGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"An impressive debut."
Fifth time's the charm. Read full book review >

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He Never Liked Cake by Janna Leyde
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"An accessible, dramatic narrative of brain damage and its toll on caregivers that deserves a broad readership."
Leyde's debut takes readers on a painful, funny and shocking journey through her family's life after her father suffers brain damage and exhibits a drastically altered personality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"The author amply demonstrates that she has inherited her father's unblinking moral scrutiny and sympathy for the yearning heart."
Candid yet sensitive, this memoir by clinical social worker Smith (A Potent Spell, 2003, etc.) exquisitely captures "the particular psychic pleasure and confusion" of being the daughter of novelist/short-story writer Bernard Malamud. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A helpful starting place for women seeking positive advice on how to define their signature style."
This slim, to-the-point style manual helps readers become their own best image consultants. Read full book review >