Search Results: "Lorraine Daston"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 1998

"An informed and original look at the role of wonder during a time when there was a whole lot to wonder about. (114 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Historians of science Daston (Harvard) and Park's (Max Planck Inst.) sweeping investigation into the place of wonder and wonders in natural philosophy and history—from the High Middle Ages to the Enlightenment—is dense with erudition and pleasingly light on its scholarly feet. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD OF LORRAINE by Barbara Corrado Pope
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Bernard's second case (Cézanne's Quarry, 2008) gracefully transports the reader to its liveried era and broadens the story's appeal with characters of substance and depth."
Anti-Semitism further clouds an already overheated murder case. Read full book review >

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THE DUKE AND THE LADY IN RED by Lorraine Heath
ROMANCE
Released: April 28, 2015

"A beautiful, unconventional romance that entwines two fierce, lonely hearts who believed they were unlovable and reminds us of the best and worst of human nature."
Determined to protect her clan of social outcasts, swindler Rosalind Sharpe comes to London with a con in mind but gets caught in a web of desire and deceit with the roguish Duke of Avendale. Read full book review >

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SOY LA AVON LADY by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"López is an original, and this fine collection, which won its publisher's inaugural Miguel Marmol Prize for fiction, is a thoroughgoing delight."
Assimilation into American culture and abrasive family dynamics are the subjects of the 11 finely crafted stories gathered in this striking debut collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"This book should be required reading for all first-year law school students—and for any woman contemplating a legal career."
An extensively researched indictment of the sexism that still pervades our legal system. Read full book review >

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THE REALM OF HUNGRY SPIRITS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2011

"An entertaining appreciation of one woman's journey, sometimes ribald and funny, sometimes ironic and self-deprecating."
Marina Lucero reads the Dalai Lama, ponders Gandhi and yearns for inner peace. What she has is a challenging and needy family and a demanding and clueless set of friends. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE DUKE WAS WICKED by Lorraine Heath
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A sparkling, emotionally powerful historical romance that satisfyingly deals with physical and spiritual damage."
For years, the Duke of Lovingdon has lived a debauched life, so when childhood friend Lady Grace Mabry asks him to help her find her own true love, he resists; friends or not, he can't think of a worse person to guide her in matters of the heart. Read full book review >

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CLARA MASON FOX by Lorraine Passero
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"An unusual, engaging historical biography of a California artist."
A beautifully illustrated book by a former teacher that sheds light on the intriguing life of a pioneer woman. Read full book review >

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THE GIFTED GABALDÓN SISTERS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An overly ambitious novel that spans decades and covers a century's worth of Fermina's history. The flashbacks may be skipped; the Gabaldón sisters alone offer ample fodder."
Four Latina sisters research their mysterious ancestry. Read full book review >

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FLOWERS FOR MEI-LING by Lorraine Lachs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Poor Mei-ling never quite comes to life."
A sweeping novel about China that offers some impressive settings but frequently loses sight of its heroine, a refugee and former call-girl, in the long march of history. Read full book review >

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THE VISCOUNT AND THE VIXEN by Lorraine Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A winning Victorian romance with a Pretty Woman vibe—complete with a hot piano scene."
After a marquess manipulates his son into marrying a commoner, the two fall in love, but her murky past may get in the way of their future happiness. Read full book review >