Search Results: "Judyann Ackerman Grant"


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CHICKEN SAID, “CLUCK!” by Judyann Ackerman Grant
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

New readers and new gardeners alike will cluck with pleasure at the adventures of Earl and Pearl. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"An insightful text celebrating just how clever is the machine we call the human body."
Science writer Ackerman (Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity, 2001, etc.) tracks the daily grind from first awakening to falling asleep: a clever way to teach human physiology. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 28, 2009

"A lovely, learned invitation to 'the ancient thrill of impending sunlight.'"
Ackerman (An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain, 2004, etc.) luxuriates in the break of day. Read full book review >

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A NATURAL HISTORY OF LOVE by Diane Ackerman
Released: June 1, 1994

"Ackerman's essentialist notions of love will insult individuals who critically question traditional (and 'natural') ways of anything, especially loving."
Beginning with a somewhat interesting history of ancient mythological love, Ackerman's (The Moon by Whalelight, 1991) book quickly degenerates into a regurgitation of stereotypes about differences between men and women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2011

"Ackerman's book is important for the guidance and hope it offers to stroke victims and their families, and it's also a satisfying, tender and humane celebration of love between two literary elites."
From prolific poet and essayist Ackerman (Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day, 2009, etc.), a sensitive memoir about how her relationship with her husband, novelist Paul West, evolved in the aftermath of his stroke. Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS OF BIRDS by Jennifer Ackerman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"Ackerman writes with a light but assured touch, her prose rich in fact but economical in delivering it. Fans of birds in all their diversity will want to read this one."
Science writer Ackerman (Ah-Choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold, 2010, etc.) looks at the new science surrounding avian intelligence.Read full book review >

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DEEP PLAY by Diane Ackerman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Words may never do it justice, and likely Ackerman's come as close as they ever will, but there is no mistaking deep play—or flow state or runner's high or what-have-you—where something startling takes place that won't be forgotten."
Explorations into the world of deep play—untethered, exalted states of immersion and transcendence—from the ever-dulcet Ackerman (A Slender Thread: The Changing Seasons of a Naturalist and Crisis Counseling, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1990

"Though her enthusiasm does occasionally exceed reasonable bounds ('Symbolic of life, hair bolts from our head') and her emotionality can veer toward the maudlin (inhaling the scene of a eucalyptus branch, she bursts into tears), Ackerman's intentions are honorable—and her passion for the world around her is contagious."
Ackerman, a poet, New Yorker writer, and author of On Extended Wings (1985), offers a luscious tribute to the joys of corporeality. Read full book review >