Search Results: "Johnjoe McFadden"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Challenging but invariably eloquent and elegant answers to the most fundamental questions of all: What is life? What is mind? (12 b&w illustrations)"
A scientist argues persuasively that both life and consciousness are quantum phenomena. Read full book review >

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LIFE ON THE EDGE by Johnjoe McFadden
NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 2015

"McFadden and Al-Khalili give sure footing to the anything-goes bafflement of quantum theory, making it approachable even for neophytes."
Notes toward an understanding of quantum mechanics' part in biological processes. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Order is restored in the nick of time; readers will share Benjamin's relief that the returning parents never suspect the chaos that reigned moments before. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a futuristic tale from Bush (Three at Sea, 1994, etc.), Benjamin's parents go out for a night on the rings of Saturn, leaving him in the care of Babysitter, a robot who is preprogrammed for bedtime at 8:00, with no cookies, no milk, and no sense of humor. Read full book review >

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TREECAT by Jackie McFadden
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Plot twists, magic, danger and action keep this YA fantasy novel moving swiftly along."
Unlikely allies team up to save a forest in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Lovers of pepper will rejoice over this combination cookbook and history lesson."
A complete guide to this complex, mysterious and often overlooked kitchen staple. Read full book review >

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SO HAPPY TOGETHER by Maryann McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"A busy plot, rendered in listless prose and populated by one-dimensional characters."
A middle-aged woman anticipates new freedom, only to have troubles land on her with a vengeance, in McFadden's follow-up to The Richest Season (2008). Read full book review >

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THE RICHEST SEASON by Maryann McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Cloying and sentimental, but McFadden gets points for earnestness and for nature writing—unfortunately for the turtles, Pawleys Island tourism may increase."
A previously self-published debut novel about a "corporate wife" who flees her family to learn, and impart, valuable lessons about togetherness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 27, 2007

"An empowering extended metaphor that yields an array of useful advice."
A pilot, minister, and business consultant outlines how to be "pilot in command" in order to achieve one's unique purpose in this debut Christian self-help guide. Read full book review >

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LOVING DONOVAN by Bernice L. McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Sordid and incoherent, from a talented writer who's done much better. (Warning: fairly graphic descriptions of adult-child sex.)"
A slice of life and lots of sex, in a fourth from McFadden (This Bitter Earth, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WARMEST DECEMBER by Bernice L. McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A well-rendered tale of a not-so-pretty family."
With an engaging vitality, second-novelist McFadden (Sugar, 2000) explores a familiar subject—a daughter's troubled relationship with her abusive alcoholic father. Read full book review >

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DAWN IN A TIMID SKY by Linda LaMura McFadden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2013

"Big, brash and full of passion and warmth."
This "Italian /American Gone With the Wind" is an epic drama of romantic, filial and patriotic love played out over two centuries in two equally troubled nations. Read full book review >