Search Results: "Jonathan Wolff"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMAN RIGHT TO HEALTH by Jonathan Wolff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"A broad-ranging, insightful analysis of the complex practical and ethical issues involved in global health."
Guardian columnist Wolff (Philosophy/University College London; Ethics and Public Policy, 2011 etc.) poses a challenging but essential question: "How can there be a human right to health if the resources are just not there to satisfy it?" Read full book review >

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BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >

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WHEN LUCY GOES OUT WALKING by Ashley  Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A dog-lover's look at the changing seasons. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lucy's forays into the outside world give the youngest readers a glance at the typical weather in a northerly clime and activities popular for each of the 12 months of the year, as well as a look at how quickly a puppy grows up. Read full book review >

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Released: March 16, 1992

"When he keeps to his subject, he can be mesmerizing, but he tends to wander into uncharted waters, where he frequently gets lost."
Nine autobiographical essays by novelist Wolff (The Final Club, 1990, etc.), whose own early-life adventures would make Tom Jones blanch. Read full book review >

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TALLULAH IN THE KITCHEN by Nancy Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"No eating words here—just delicious pancakes that Tallulah and her friends sell at a lemonade stand. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tallulah the cat loves to cook—especially pancakes. Read full book review >

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THOMAS HART BENTON by Justin Wolff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Even those who don't especially care for Benton's work might agree that an artist whose work is so enduringly popular merits a more sympathetic assessment."
Judgmental biography of the controversial American painter. Read full book review >

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I’M DOWN by Mishna Wolff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2009

"Deftly and hilariously delineates the American drama of race and class for one little girl."
A humorist and former model recalls growing up gifted and white in a poor, predominantly black neighborhood. Read full book review >

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THE AGE OF CONSENT by Geoffrey Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1995

"Except for the sluggish mid-section that recalls the past too lengthily and lovingly, an absorbing tale of monstrous evil with an all too human face. (Author tour)"
In his fifth novel, Wolff (The Final Club, 1990, etc.) deftly mixes a detective-like investigation with rites of passage longueurs to unmask a contemporary serpent in an equally contemporary paradise. Read full book review >

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SUDDEN RAIN by Maritta Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2005

"A virtuoso drama of suburban angst to put alongside Peyton Place, Couples and The Ice Storm, fueled by dialogue worthy of Flannery O'Connor."
This posthumous novel of quiet desperation in the Los Angeles suburbs from much-honored Wolff (1918-2002), which might have come out of a time capsule, reportedly did come from the author's refrigerator, where she stored it for 30 years rather than making the revisions her publisher requested. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 1998

"An intelligent and entertaining account of the business and culture of the Internet that skillfully merges a personal tale with the larger story."
An insider's account of the digital revolution, from its earliest days in the late 1980s to its sudden prominence in the media business. Read full book review >

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THE HARD WAY AROUND by Geoffrey Wolff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2010

"A rewarding tale of life on the high seas."
An exhilarating depiction of the adventurer, shipbuilder and writer Joshua Slocum, who spent nearly his entire life at sea and was the first man to sail solo across the globe. Read full book review >