Search Results: "Lee Smolin"


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THE LIFE OF THE COSMOS by Lee Smolin
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"The early chapters are slow going, but once his argument builds up momentum, Smolin is a thought-provoking theorist."
Physics has long assumed that the laws of nature are immutable; here's a cosmological theory that challenges even that common-sense notion. Read full book review >

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TIME REBORN by Lee Smolin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2013

"This is a work as much of philosophy as science. Despite the absence of mathematics, it requires close attention, but readers who make the effort will absorb a flood of ideas from an imaginative thinker."
A distinguished physicist delivers a thoughtful, complex re-evaluation of the role of time in the universe. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"Although the book might struggle to find its appropriate targeted audience, the reader should find it helpful for not only presenting and outlining thoughts on various topics, but seeing where they fit into the larger structure of knowledge."
An encyclopedia-dictionary hybrid that teaches readers about the world and their own existence. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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PLAYTIME by Fiona Lee
by Fiona Lee, illustrated by Fiona Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Skip. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Seven classic finger rhymes and songs form the text of this board book. Read full book review >

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GOOD DOG, PAW! by Chinlun Lee
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Who can argue with that? (Picture book. 3-6)"
A day at the vet is rendered in song by a cheerful, personable spaniel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2015

"An affecting portrayal of caring for a terminally ill spouse."
A husband's account of his wife's courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease—and his joys and sorrows as her primary caregiver. Read full book review >

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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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CITY OF SAVAGES by Lee Kelly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Gripping stuff."
Two sisters try to survive in the ruins of New York City not quite two decades after a world war destroyed civilization. Read full book review >

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UNDER A PAINTED SKY by Stacey Lee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 17, 2015

"Emotionally resonant and not without humor, this impressive debut about survival and connection, resourcefulness and perseverance will keep readers on the very edges of their seats. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Two girls on the racial margins of mid-19th-century America team up and head west. Read full book review >