Search Results: "Jonathan Sacks"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"<\b>Learned, but predictable. "
The Chief Rabbi of Great Britain summarizes Jewish social ethics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A brilliant exposition of the possibility of science and religion, each in its own way, contributing to a better world."
A leading Jewish theologian argues that both religious fundamentalists and neo-Darwinian atheists such as Richard Dawkins have it wrong when they contend that science and religious faith are incompatible. Read full book review >

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NOT IN GOD'S NAME by Jonathan Sacks
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A humane, literate, and sincere book, one with something truly new to say."
A remarkable exploration of the reasons behind religious violence and solutions for stopping it. Read full book review >

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YOUR WILDEST DREAMS, WITHIN REASON by Mike Sacks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"An enjoyable collection of zaniness best read in small doses."
A comical collection of essays, illustrations and one-liners. Read full book review >

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GRATITUDE by Oliver Sacks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"If that promise of clarity is what awaits us all, then death doesn't seem so awful, and that is a great gift from Sacks. A fitting, lovely farewell."
Valediction from the late neurologist and writer Sacks (On the Move: A Life, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE RIVER OF CONSCIOUSNESS by Oliver Sacks
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A collection of dissimilar pieces that reveal the scope of the author's interests—sometimes challenging, always rewarding."
Fans of the late neurologist have another chance to enjoy this erudite, compassionate storyteller, essayist, and memoirist in what may be his final work. Read full book review >

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HALLUCINATIONS by Oliver Sacks
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A riveting look inside the human brain and its quirks."
Acclaimed British neurologist Sacks (Neurology and Psychiatry/Columbia Univ.; The Mind's Eye, 2010, etc.) delves into the many different sorts of hallucinations that can be generated by the human mind. Read full book review >

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THE MIND'S EYE by Oliver Sacks
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2010

"As usual with Sacks, an absorbing attempt to unravel the complexities of the human mind."
Sacks (Neurology and Psychiatry/Columbia Univ.; Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, 2007, etc.) once again uses the experiences shared with him by patients and others to probe "the complex workings of the brain and its astounding ability to adapt and overcome disability." Read full book review >

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MAY'S WILD WALK by MissPATY
by MissPATY, illustrated by MissPATY, translated by Nathan Sacks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"As substantive as cotton candy. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
A sweet woodland fete may fizzle if the hosts cannot find their younger sister. Read full book review >

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THE BIG FIX by Nathan Sacks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Lots of action and low page count should propel reluctant readers along. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
Corruption is everywhere in 1870s New York City, and George Choogart wants to be the journalist who exposes it. Read full book review >

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STONE BABY by Michelle Sacks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A geopolitical collection of people with pasts."
The 12 stories in Sacks' debut collection zigzag across the globe, from Germany to India and Morocco, coming back frequently to South Africa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"A refreshing combination of erudition and breeziness."
An always clever—but rarely too clever—educational and entertaining history of the alphabet. Read full book review >