Search Results: "Jim Holt"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2012

"Holt may not answer the question of his title, but his book deepens the appreciation of the mystery."
A guided tour of ideas, theories and arguments about the origins of the universe. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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WOMEN AND MATH, WOMEN AND SCIENCE, WOMEN AND STEM
by Leila Roy

Hello, my friends!

As I said earlier this week, I am COMPLETELY BURIED under a pile of reading for the Amelia Bloomer Project committee. At the moment, I’m halfway through Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, which I am LOVING. It’s a great ...


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HOUSE ARREST by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Easy to read and strong on sibling devotion, with frustratingly mixed messages about personal responsibility. (Verse fiction. 9-13)"
A boy works desperately to keep his sick little brother safe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"An astute AIDS retrospective blended with contemporary updates on aggressive medical strategies."
A fascinating discourse on how medical science is zeroing in on an HIV vaccine after several anomalous triumphs. Read full book review >

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MRS. MALORY AND THE FESTIVAL MURDERS by Hazel Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 1993

"Traditionalists, however, will probably be most forgiving, particularly when they discover the appearance of their favorite murder weapon—the dented candlestick."
A village fàte, a stately home and its residents, and a literary curmudgeon all figure prominently in the latest adventure of West County author and amateur sleuth Sheila Malory (The Cruellest Month; Mrs. Malory Investigates). Read full book review >

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THE EX-WIFE’S SURVIVAL GUIDE by Debby Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A whimsical portrayal of life after separation."
An empty nester realizes that being dumped doesn't necessarily mean the end of romance. Read full book review >

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WATCH ME by A.J. Holt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 1995

"From the opening grabber, this story is a model of plotting so dazzling it makes most other page-turners look positively anemic. (First printing of 110,000; Literary Guild/Mystery Guild featured alternate)"
A nail-biting first novel in which a rogue FBI agent, armed to the byte with cutting-edge computer weaponry, goes up against a clutch of equally well-heeled serial killers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"This low-key appreciation of America's emergence as an economic superpower lacks the interpretive fortitude that makes for telling judgments."
An old Wall Street jape holds that if all the world's economists were laid end to end, they would never reach a conclusion. Read full book review >

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THE WALLED ORCHARD by Tom Holt
Released: June 20, 1991

"Holt has obviously found his niche."
In a sequel to Goatsong, the continuing history of Golden Age Athens from the point of view of a comic playwright who survives the Great Peloponnesian War—a free-floating romp that makes a hash out of classical Greece. Read full book review >

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MURDER HAS NO CALORIES by Corinne Holt Sawyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1994

"As in Murder by Owl Light (1992) and its brethren, suspicious behavior substitutes for mystery, and matey, good-natured bonhomie for wit."
No calories, maybe, but an awful lot of fat, as little old lady Angela Benbow and her friend, big old lady Caledonia Wingate, find out when they go undercover as a favor to Angela's friend Dorothy McGraw, whose Time-Out Inn is doomed to extinction if somebody doesn't clear up the mystery of who boiled Dorothy's assistant Jenny Adler in a hot tub. Read full book review >

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A STONE GONE MAD by Jacquelyn Holt Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"It also lacks the more general emotional resonance of an erotic chronicle like David Guy's The Autobiography of My Body."
A Sapphic coming-of-age debut novel that's poetic in fits and starts and frank, but much too slow about getting its protagonist to face her big problem—i.e., exiting the closet. Read full book review >