Search Results: "Jennifer Close"


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THE HOPEFULS by Jennifer Close
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"This comedy about political insiders is surprisingly cheerless and weirdly apolitical."
From Close (The Smart One, 2013), a beach read for the election season about the friendship of two women whose husbands work in the Obama White House. Read full book review >

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THE SMART ONE by Jennifer Close
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2013

"An unassuming but far from vacuous domestic comedy, perfect for the beach or a long plane trip."
Close, whose first novel (Girls in White Dresses, 2011) romped with recent college grads newly on their own, focuses here on two sisters on the cusp of 30, both torn between independent womanhood and lingering dependence on parents. Read full book review >

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GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES by Jennifer Close
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Wryly funny sketches of life in one's 20s."
Three young women and their friends navigate the tricky world of big-city adulthood after graduation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Close ably demonstrates the stakes in this perhaps misplaced, hubristic effort.


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Close (Theoretical Physics; Oxford Univ./Neutrino, 2010, etc.) chronicles the search for the elusive Higgs Boson particle (the "God Particle"). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Art lovers of all ages will revel in this vivid, wonderfully affecting book, which is almost as ingenious and memorable as Close himself. (timeline, glossary, list of resources and illustration credits) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A magnificent interactive "face book" portrait of the artist. Read full book review >

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HALF-LIFE by Frank Close
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A fine account, heavy on science and politics, of a long, productive, peripatetic and ultimately inexplicable life."
Months after the 1950 arrest of British nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs, Bruno Pontecorvo (1913-1993) vanished behind the Iron Curtain. Everyone assumed that he was also a Soviet spy, but extensive investigation found no evidence that he provided secrets to the Soviets. Read full book review >

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A PETROL SCENTED SPRING by Ajay Close
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Inventing a fictional narrative for her real-life principals, Close writes with breathless wit, dizzying passion, a quick sympathy for her two heroines, and an unflinching eye for the mechanics of the medical procedures inflicted on prisoners of conscience."
The first American publication from Close examines the long shadow Scottish sexual politics cast in 1914 and long afterward. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"An entertaining morality tale, only occasionally overtechnical, pointing out the dangers of mixing ambition and politics with the pursuit of scientific truth."
Close, a physicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, capably re-creates the ``year of confusion'' that followed the now infamous announcement that cold fusion had been achieved-by his account, an often farcical and always instructive example of the scientific process on vacation. Read full book review >

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ECLIPSE by Frank Close
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2017

"Illuminating preparatory reading for the August eclipse."
A theoretical physicist shares his "lifelong fascination with eclipses." Read full book review >

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A GIANT COW-TIPPING BY SAVAGES by John Weir Close
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A detailed and well-organized account of a world in which billions changed hands overnight."
M&A Journal founder and editor Close provides an insider's account of the fast-paced, high-stakes arena of mergers and acquisitions. Read full book review >

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In Siege of Daylight by Gregory S. Close
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Despite strong prose, this fantasy tale is ultimately undone by its overly familiar plot and distractingly peculiar names."
In Close's debut novel, the first in a new epic fantasy series, a young apprentice to the king's bard suddenly finds himself going to the royal court with his master due to a number of strange occurrences. Read full book review >