Search Results: "Jerry A. Coyne"


BOOK REVIEW

FAITH VERSUS FACT by Jerry A. Coyne
NON-FICTION
Released: May 19, 2015

"Deeply religious readers may not even pick it up, but this is an important book that deserves an open-minded readership."
A scientist assails superstition and irrationality. Read full book review >

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WHY EVOLUTION IS TRUE by Jerry A. Coyne
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2009

"Richly detailed evidence to counter the Intelligent Design argument."
Coyne (Ecology and Evolution/Univ. of Chicago) patiently explains that the "theory" of evolution is neither open to question, nor one of several alternative theories. Read full book review >

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JERRY ENGELS by Thomas Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Brings to mind the youthful, love-aching heroes of Fitzgerald and Bellow, among others."
Rogers's long-time-coming follow-up to At the Shores (1980) pursues the ever-puerile, faintly touching adventures of die-hard romantic Jerry Engels, now a junior at Penn State in the fall of 1951. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lakers diehards and hoops historians should give it a shot, but others may pass."
In-depth biography of one of the NBA's greatest players and executives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG JERRY FORD by Hendrik Booraem V
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A revealing portrait of the formative years of a future president of the United States. (Biography. 10-14)"
A vivid, colorful and insightful biography of the 38th president of the United States looks at his childhood and adolescence. Read full book review >

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A GENTLEMAN’S GAME by Tom Coyne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Honest to the point of bleakness, but too loosely constructed to be really involving. And yet the talent is unmistakable."
An unsparing debut about golf reaches the green in reasonable shape, but then leaves the putt short. Read full book review >

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A DAY IN THE NIGHT OF AMERICA by Kevin Coyne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"In the end, some jobs are just more worth reading about than others, regardless of when they're performed—which makes about half this book worth staying up for and the other half relief from insomnia."
Attention all 28 million Americans awake and working after midnight: This book's for you. Read full book review >

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JERRY LEE LEWIS by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin'."
An iconic rocker receives a warm, admiring biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL, ME, AND JERRY LEE by Linda Gail Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 14, 1998

"Living in her brother's shadow for an entire lifetime, Lewis has also chronicled her own story—without enough accompanying insights. (12 b&w photos, not seen)"
The seemingly unedited, colloquial catalogue of Jerry Lee Lewis's sister Linda Gail's snapshot memories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERV--A LOVE STORY by Jerry Stahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"While there's a tenderness amid the chaos, it's most often found in Bobby's descriptions of the troubles of others—which cascade down these pages in increasingly freakish colors."
Readers familiar with Stahl's Permanent Midnight (1995) will not be surprised to find his doped-out hero reaching epiphanies during an extended, drug-addled rape sequence that constitutes his "coming of age" in 1970. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRD GRADE ANGELS by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Young readers will recognize Suds as one of their own and will gladly follow him to fourth grade. Sweet and funny. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Suds Morton is not yet a "Fourth Grade Rat." In this prequel to Spinelli's 1991 standby, he is a year younger and, according to his school's traditional chant, he aspires to the sobriquet of "Third Grade Angel." Read full book review >