Search Results: "John Elder Robison"


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SWITCHED ON by John Elder Robison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A fascinating companion to the previous memoirs by this masterful storyteller."
The bestselling author shares his experience as a participant in a cutting-edge study of the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the brains of people on the autism spectrum. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"Recommended reading for anyone seeking to understand Aspergian children and adults."
A guide to making the most of living with Asperger's Syndrome. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The view from inside this little-understood disorder offers both cold comfort and real hope, which makes it an exceptionally useful contribution to the literature."
Affecting, on occasion surprisingly comic memoir about growing up with Asperger's syndrome. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A warmhearted, appealing account by a masterful storyteller."
A father reflects on the "tumultuous father-son journey" that he and his son have shared. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 3, 1994

"Useless to serious students and confusing to the popular audience for which it is intended, the book bears a passing resemblance to Story Earth by the Inter Press Service, from which several of the pieces in the final section are drawn."
An unfocused and pointless environmentalist anthology of stories from oral traditions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Balanced, gentle, meditative: an unusual find in today's books on Japan."
Appreciative essays on Japanese aesthetics and mores, delivered with sumi-like grace and delicacy. Read full book review >

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READING THE MOUNTAINS OF HOME by John Elder
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1998

"Frost would have cringed. (illustrations and maps, not seen)"
A slight memoir celebrating the natural wonders of the Vermont mountains. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2004

"More cautionary even than Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey of the World or Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air."
A mind-bending yet somberly reflective chronicle of mountaineer Hillary's otherworldly journey with two mates tracing Scott's route to the South Pole. Read full book review >

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THE LIVING SHORE by Rowan Jacobsen
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Lovely science writing, and a smart look into where the work of ecological restoration is headed. For oyster-eating and other specifics, see the author's James Beard award winner, A Geography of Oysters (2007)."
Jacobsen (Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis, 2008, etc.) presents a science-rich yet lambent investigation into the fate of the Olympia oyster. Read full book review >

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THE TEN THINGS YOU CAN’T SAY IN AMERICA by Larry Elder
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Elder slays dragons and sacred cows with wide, authoritative research and witty, entertaining, informative prose that is sure to enlighten most readers who live in a culture where truth is elusive."
Radio talk-show host Elder charges, in a series of trenchant essays, that some popular myths and fantasies are promoted as solid facts by a powerful, biased, dominant members of the media, extremely partisan politicians, "activists," and elite pressure groups with self-serving agendas. Read full book review >

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FEEDBACK by Robison Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An absorbing read that won't let fans of the first down. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
In Variant (2011), Benton Fisher thought he lucked out when he was admitted to Maxfield Academy in New Mexico, and then even luckier when he escaped what turned out to be a virtual prison populated by robot clones, but… Read full book review >

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SUBTRACTION by Mary Robison
Released: Feb. 15, 1990

In her first novel in ten years, Robison (Believe Them; Oh!) delivers a sparkling valentine about a Harvard poetess and her great love for a drunken Dean Moriarty type, at his best when he's on the road. Read full book review >