Search Results: "Marci Shore"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"A fascinating grab bag of the author's dogged research and personal interviews."
Shore (Intellectual History/Yale Univ.; Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, 2006, etc.) gathers reflections of her intellectual journeys through the deeply scarred, still-grieving lands of Eastern Europe from the mid-1990s to the present. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 26, 1990

In the current mode, Shore's "American" kitchen draws on a world of sources. Read full book review >

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THE SHORE by Sara Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"The closed ecosystem of The Shore provides Taylor with an ideal setting for illuminating the course of Life over Time."
An isolated stretch of coastal Virginia provides the eerie backdrop for a series of interconnecting tales of entrapment and escape. Read full book review >

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WALDEN'S SHORE by Robert M. Thorson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 2013

"An intriguing academic book best read in conjunction with Walden."
Thorson (Geology/Univ. of Connecticut; Beyond Walden: The Hidden History of America's Kettle Lake and Ponds, 2009, etc.) follows up his earlier work by establishing Henry David Thoreau's own scientific credentials. Read full book review >

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INFINITY'S SHORE by David Brin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Indistinguishable characters, wildly overcomplicated plotting, and cluttered backdrop: as before, a combination utterly unintelligible to newcomers, and a tough slog even for series fans."
Book Two (Brightness Reef, 1995) of ``a new Uplift trilogy,'' so-called because both old and new trilogies describe how advanced Galactic races ``uplift'' younger, lesser races into full sentience and membership in the Galactic community. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2001

"A provocative history of Arctic adventure and colonization. (21 illustrations, 2 maps, not seen)"
An account of two Arctic explorers and the Meta Incognita (Unknown Shore) that they attempted to settle in England's first attempt at colonizing the New World. Read full book review >

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EVOLUTION'S SHORE by Ian McDonald
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Yet McDonald's tale is also inventive and challenging, despite that disappointing non-ending: a dense, complex, rather weighty, often fascinating piece of speculation."
Optimistic near-future alien-contact yarn from the Ireland resident author of the gloomy The Broken Land (1992), etc. In 2003, Saturn's moon Hyperion unaccountably vanishes, while large meteorites strike Earth's tropic regions. Read full book review >

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CRIMSON SHORE by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Pendergast is a modern Sherlock Holmes, albeit one preferring absinthe to cocaine. The conclusion of this compelling two-prong mystery assures another crime conundrum is sure to wash ashore."
Amid the salt marshes near Exmouth, Massachusetts, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast finds an antique medallion of Morax, a demon. Is there a connection to the deliberate sinking of the cargo ship Pembroke Castle by desperate town folk in 1884? Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY A HOPE by marci
Released: May 19, 2015

"A sweet, simple roundup of illustrated inspirational thoughts."
This debut picture book for a general audience deploys text and drawings to showcase a series of musing, motivational messages. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1995

"A lovely book."
A lyrical meditation on the scientific and philosophical meaning to be found in one short stretch of Delaware coastline. Read full book review >

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THE EASTERN SHORE by Ward Just
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Just's narrative stays largely above the rough-and-tumble of newspaper practices, which leads to a curious detachment from their toughness and grit."
At the center of this even-tempered novel is a newspaperman far more wedded to his professional than to his personal life. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING SHORE by Ed Offley
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"A knowledgeable overview and exciting re-creation of the final U-701 attack and defeat."
An authoritative work on the awful, early effectiveness of German U-boats in disrupting shipping traffic off the east coast of the United States. Read full book review >