Search Results: "Jim Baggott"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Baggott pulls no punches in his accusation that modern physics has left the realm of reality and is, instead, its own brand of fiction."
Science writer Baggott (Higgs: The Invention and Discovery of the God Particle, 2012, etc.) argues that many of the more esoteric theories that have captured scientific and public attention no longer abide by the rules of scientific exploration. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"Baggott provides a wild but expert and comprehensive ride; readers will agree that while we have learned a great deal about matter, we still don't understand it."
An imaginative book that seeks the answer to the question, what is matter? Read full book review >

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THE QUANTUM STORY by Jim Baggott
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Quantum theory may deny us the possibility of properly comprehending physical reality, but Baggott's account is smart and consoling."
A shimmering tour d'horizon of quantum theory from popular-science writer Baggott (Atomic: The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-49, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF FENWAY PARK by Julianna Baggott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fans, especially the young residents of Red Sox Nation, will dig their cleats in for a thoroughly involving tale. (historical note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In 2004, the Red Sox finally won the World Series and broke the curse placed on them when Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees 86 years earlier. Read full book review >

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PURE by Julianna Baggott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"It's a bonus that the hero of the piece is a young girl, which ought to serve as inspiration for more than a few readers. Whether Baggott's imagined world is one that you'd want to live in is another matter entirely, of course. Damned Detonations!"
Us 99 percenters will live outside the gates come the future, and it won't be pretty—especially once the nukes start popping. Read full book review >

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GIRL TALK by Julianna Baggott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2001

"The stuff of farce, but Baggott's deft movement of her material is often lyrical and poignant rather that just kooky—and Lissy's consciousness is clearly enough realized so that the end of her tale doesn't fail to move."
A literary sitcom set in New England and New York, covering 15 years in a young woman's life. Read full book review >

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THE EVER BREATH by Julianna Baggott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"Baggott's brisk prose propels readers through a tale that feels like a stepping-stone between Spiderwick and Harry Potter. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Fantasy aficionados will gobble up this fast-paced tale, but others may find the jam-packed plot more difficult to digest, as it plunges readers directly into the action and offers little detail to clarify characters and events. Read full book review >

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HARRIET WOLF'S SEVENTH BOOK OF WONDERS by Julianna Baggott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Moments of heartbreak balance moments of hilarity in Baggott's ambitious portrait of a family created from equal parts secrecy and love."
The life of Harriet Wolf, beloved (though reclusive) author of a series of fanciful novels, is clouded in mystery, and the rumored existence of the manuscript for a final volume provides grist for the mills of academics, fans, and family members alike. Read full book review >

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THE MISS AMERICA FAMILY by Julianna Baggott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"An accomplished and charmingly messy tale of love and redemption."
Three generations of a dysfunctional family come full circle to discover that the definition of the perfect American family allows for a lot of latitude. Read full book review >

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BURN by Julianna Baggott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's no place for a picnic, but we'll hope that Baggott moves on to making another world just as engaging as this one."
Fantasist Baggott (Fuse, 2013, etc.) wraps up her post-apocalyptic Pure Trilogy with an installment that will leave fans wanting more. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL WORDS by Fiona Watt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"An eye-popping exploration of the world of animals. (Board book. 1-3)"
Animals of all shapes, sizes, and colors are ready for little readers to discover. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2006

"Keen insights into sex, love and coming to terms with one's own unruly imperfections. A winner."
Thirtysomethings meet, don't quite couple, then retreat into a steamy, increasingly revealing correspondence in this quirky epistolary novel. Read full book review >