Search Results: "Jonathan Weiner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"He provides telling anecdotes that reveal the humor, quirks, frustration, anger, and rewards of being a scientist. (Book-of-the-Month Club dual main selection)"
It's a biography of a scientist, a summary of 20th-century genetics, and a fly's-eye (i.e., multifaceted) view of trends and controversies in biology—all told by an expert science writer with one Pulitizer Prize already to his credit (The Beak of the Finch, 1994). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 1994

"There are lots of memorable lines, and telling, even funny anecdotes (don't miss the one about the barnacle that bit) that make this Weiner a winner. (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; History Book Club selection)"
An unusual and enjoyable look at the ongoing process of evolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"Immensely readable and informative."
Pulitzer Prize winner Weiner (Science Writing/Columbia Univ.; His Brother's Keeper: A Story from the Edge of Medicine, 2004, etc.) offers a gripping account of the science of aging. Read full book review >

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NADIA'S HANDS by Karen English
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"When she comes to terms with those fears, her smile is radiant. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nadia, a Pakistani-American girl, has been chosen to be the flower girl for Auntie Laila's traditional wedding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE MAN AGAINST THE WORLD by Tim Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"That project continues, of course, in different hands all these years after Nixon's coverup of a coverup. No one who reads this incisive book will be nostalgic for Nixon, no matter how disastrous his successors."
Sobering, eye-opening study of Richard Nixon's booze-soaked, paranoid White House years and the endless tragedies they wrought. Read full book review >

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MAN SEEKS GOD by Eric Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"A mixture of sincerity, sensationalism and irony that alternately delights, informs and annoys."
A peripatetic journalist and the author of The Geography of Bliss (2008) jets around the globe trying to find a religion that makes sense for him. Read full book review >

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THE NEXT BEST THING by Jennifer Weiner
Released: July 3, 2012

"Spares no bon mot in exposing Hollywood's sexism, ageism and incurable penchant for extravagant silliness."
A sitcom showrunner finds the road to her first series launch much rockier than expected. Read full book review >

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ENEMIES by Tim Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A sober, monumental and unflinchingly critical account of a problematic institution."
Drawing on thousands of pages of recently declassified documents and oral histories, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Weiner (Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, 2008, etc.) delivers an authoritative and often frightening history of what has been, in effect, America's secret police. Read full book review >

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LITTLE EARTHQUAKES by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"After her realistic examination of new motherhood and marital strain, Weiner pulls her punches with a too-neat ending."
Weiner (Good in Bed, 2001; In Her Shoes, 2002) follows four Philadelphia women as they face the challenges, from trivial to profound, of new motherhood, becoming friends in the process. Read full book review >

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CERTAIN GIRLS by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"A touching examination of both the comic and tragic moments that mark the mother-daughter relationship."
Weiner's sequel to her debut novel (Good in Bed, 2001) revisits that book's heroine 13 years later. Read full book review >

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THEN CAME YOU by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"The conflicts enmeshing all these characters, as each becomes embroiled in Marcus and India's 'assisted gestation' scheme, are gripping, and Weiner's elucidation of socio-economic determinism is as sharp as ever. However, the ending does not so much jump the shark as de-fang it."
Four women confront the quandaries surrounding modern motherhood, in Weiner's fraught latest (In Her Shoes, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >