Search Results: "Jessie Close"


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RESILIENCE by Jessie Close
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Despite the slow start, the book is packed with emotion and courageous personal reflections."
An honest tale of living with bipolar disorder. 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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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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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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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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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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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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MY BIRDIE by Jessie Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While the puzzle gimmick fails to soar, the book succeeds without it. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A golden bird hides a sweet surprise beneath her wing. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SHIFT by Jessie Hartland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The admixture of less familiar occupations sets this cheery nocturnal excursion apart from others of the ilk, such as Monica Wellington's Night City (1998) and Patricia Grossman's Night Ones (1991). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Hartland offers an eye-opener for young urbanites who think that the world goes to sleep when they do. Read full book review >

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CLEMENTINE IN THE CITY by Jessie Hartland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The story ends with Clementine's first assignment for a new travel magazine (amusingly named Go Dog Go), and the clever canine is ready to jet off to Tokyo to explore the delights of another big city. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this witty look at life in the big city, a black standard poodle named Clementine leaves her small town behind in search of a more glamorous life in New York. Read full book review >