Search Results: "Jay Harman"


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THE SHARK'S PAINTBRUSH by Jay Harman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2013

"A useful update on recent developments in biomimicry and an intriguing case for innovative green technology that goes beyond sustainability."
Green entrepreneur Harman offers a trendy pitch for innovative green capitalism. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE COTTON GOWN by Patricia Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Harman comes across as a genuinely caring health professional, writes engagingly of her world and gives a frank picture of the pressures and strains of a husband-wife team running a small medical practice."
Captivating memoir of the trials and tribulations of a doctor-nurse team struggling to keep a small West Virginia women's health center afloat and their 30-year marriage intact. Read full book review >

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THE MIDWIFE OF HOPE RIVER by Patricia Harman
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Midwives are warriors in this beautifully sweeping tale."
Prohibition, the Ku Klux Klan, unions, Mother Jones—the early-20th century would be a tough world for anyone. Orphan, unwed mother, widow, midwife—Patience Murphy is a worthy adversary. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature."
Accomplished biographer Harman (Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, 2010, etc.) returns with a lively account of the life of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855).Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2010

"An intriguing history for serious students of the history of science."
The strange story of an oddball scientist who developed a mathematical approach to understanding altruism. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"With deft editing, Harman, her biographer, has both illuminated Warner's day-to-day existence and allowed the woman's vitality and grandeur to speak for themselves."
A richly rewarding view of an unconventional woman's eloquence, intellect, and passion over the course of five decades. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A beautifully detailed biography, rendered with honesty, integrity and humor."
An engaging look at the life and writings of a complex and contradictory fellow. Read full book review >

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BLACK MOON by Teri Harman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Unusual and absorbing. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A dark, realistic and intriguing story that evades the second-book slump. Read full book review >

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FANNY BURNEY by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2001

"Substantial research informs this sympathetic and vibrant biography. (36 b&w photos)"
An important, comprehensive view of the pioneering novelist and playwright (1752-1840). Read full book review >

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JANE’S FAME by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2010

"A must for Austen bibliophiles."
An elegant exploration into the curious journey of literary celebrity, as exhibited by Jane Austen. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"While incredibly moving, these stories also impart a shocking lack of regard for human life on the part of the Chinese."
A heartbreaking examination of the reasons why Chinese women give up their girls for adoption. Read full book review >

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CONOR by Donald Harman Akenson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"This, too, is a very fine biography, full of wit, verve, candor, and a critical appreciation of its subject."
Conor Cruise O'Brien may or may not be ``the greatest living Irishman'' or ``the most important Irish nonfiction writer of the 20th century,'' but he has certainly found a splendid biographer in historian Akenson (History/Queen's Univ., Ontario). Read full book review >