Search Results: "Kenneth R. Pelletier"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"A holistic health lecture, loaded with personal anecdotes and research data, that often sounds as though it were being delivered from a pulpit."
An ambitious, sometimes ponderous, examination of the nature of health by the director of the corporate health program at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2008

"One of the better books on this emotionally charged subject."
Balanced account of the evolution vs. intelligent design debate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 1999

"Although sounding like a high school textbook at times, an honest and heartfelt effort to bring together two disparate viewpoints."
A well-reasoned, intelligent text describing why followers of mainstream religions can also embrace the theory of evolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Although imposing in its length and occasionally ponderous in its manner, this epic biography is full of romance, rebellion, and intrigue, interleaved with expert glosses on many of history's most intriguing poems. (photos)"
As admirers of William Wordsworth's epochal Lyrical Ballads celebrate that volume's bicentennial, this conscientious yet surprise-filled life of the poet will deepen their appreciation of his accomplishments. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2012

"An opportunity to get to know a man whose work has affected thousands."
An insider's account of how compensation decisions are made after major disasters. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF WINTER by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A likely cause of cabin fever, no matter what the local climate."
Winter indeed becomes a weighty matter in this long-winded tale of two months in the life of back-country Maine—an area already thoroughly plumbed in the previous The Funeral Makers (1986) and Once Upon a Time on the Banks (1989). Read full book review >

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BEAMING SONNY HOME by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Pelletier hits just the right mix of vulnerability and humor in her latest work, leaving the reader hungry for more."
Pelletier (A Marriage Made at Woodstock, 1994, etc.) is funnier than ever in this sardonic tale of an upstate Maine mother's love for her underachieving son—even as he's taking hostages in his ex-wife's trailer home and babbling to the press that John Lennon made him do it. Read full book review >

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THE GRAPHIC ALPHABET by David Pelletier
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"They take a little time to decipher; for those already accomplished at ABC basics, the extra work will be worth every minute. (Picture book. 3+)"
This clever, at times challenging, alphabet book is as graphically beautiful as Chris Van Allsburg's The Z Was Zapped (1987). Read full book review >

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THE BUBBLE REPUTATION by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 1993

"A congenially bittersweet story, with often hilarious witchy dialogue: Pelletier's best."
In The Weight of Winter (1991) and other Down East village tales, Pelletier's mix of tragedy and comedy somehow refused to settle. Read full book review >

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A MARRIAGE MADE AT WOODSTOCK by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1994

"Yuppie angst rendered hilarious and human by the effervescent wit of rising star Pelletier. (Author tour)"
Frederick Stone, Woodstock hippie turned oblivious accountant, may have sold his marriage up the river when he sold out to yuppie greed in this exuberant latest from Pelletier (The Bubble Reputation, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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KENNETH KRAEGEL: BY THE SEAT OF HIS PANTS
by Julie Danielson

Most people of all economic stripes, I would venture to say, have had the experience of owning that one piece of clothing that makes them feel utterly comfortable and happy when they wear it. Maybe it fits just right; maybe it has the perfect pockets in just the right places; or maybe they know they look good in it. This ...


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