Search Results: "Jonathan R. Shainoff"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 17, 2010

"In a world chock-full of unsuitable subject matter, parents will appreciate the appropriate storylines of this book, and kids will enjoy spending time with Lexi."
An 8-year-old girl deals with the trials and tribulations of growing up in this debut book, the first in an anticipated series. Read full book review >

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AN UNPLANNED ENCOUNTER by Jonathan R. Husband
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2014

"An unusual story about the way a single event can change the course of someone's life."
Two lives are forever changed after a sexual assault during World War II in this debut novel inspired by real-life events. Read full book review >

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Gravity Breaker by Jonathan R. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2016

"An engaging superhero story with deep themes."
When a biracial single father discovers he can control gravity, he must decide how far he'll go to protect his family in this novel. Read full book review >

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TOWARD A MORE PERFECT UNIVERSITY by Jonathan R. Cole
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"An ambitious and visionary examination of American universities and 'how to develop them still further so that they may maximize their full potential.'"
A distinguished Columbia University sociology professor and former provost examines how American universities must evolve to maintain their global pre-eminence. Read full book review >

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FREND by Jonathan R. Miller
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"A lean, well-oiled narrative speeds this multilayered sci-fi story through occasionally obvious circuitry."
After accepting a Faustian bargain to be transformed into a full-body cyborg serving a nonhuman race, heroine Anomie realizes she's part of a conspiracy deeper than she can imagine. Read full book review >

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WHO'S AFRAID OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM? by Akeel Bilgrami
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Cogent essays about a topic crucial to the university and to all discourse in a democracy."
Scholars consider threats to free inquiry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 9, 2013

"A hopeful message that a sensible marriage of business and environmental interests is in the cards, which until now has mostly been trumped by shortsightedness."
Nature Conservancy president Tercek and science writer Adams explore the possibilities of the environmental movement joining with the business community to tap nature's capital, to the betterment of both. Read full book review >

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RAY BRADBURY UNBOUND by Jonathan R. Eller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Bradbury did howl, though, against 'censorship and elitism.' This warm, informative biography depicts him as a thoughtful and disciplined writer who helped make science fiction a respected literary genre."
The second volume of the life of the esteemed science-fiction author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A sound, enthusiastic look at the crucial vitality of the American university system."
An elegant, comprehensive examination of how American universities became the best in the world, and why research matters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tallah by Jonathan R. Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A nice addition to the series with all the same strengths as the original.
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Miller (Gravity Breaker, 2016, etc.) picks up Tallah Williams' story in this second installment as she uses and abuses her gravity-controlling power in an attempt to fit in to—or remake—the world she lives in.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"Overall, a stimulating collection and much food for thought, which one hopes will generate even more current updates and action."
The message here could be summed up as: You've come a long way, baby, but you've still got a long way to go. Read full book review >

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FARM by Jonathan Litton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A cheery, interactive offering that serves tots well by bringing a selection of interesting sensations right to their eager little fingertips. (Board book. 1-3)"
This rhyming, tactile title introduces little ones to life on a farm. Read full book review >