Search Results: "Marilynne K. Roach"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Had Roach been stricter in adhering to the stories of the six women, without naming all the other accused, the book would have provided better insight into a strange period. As it is, there is just too much information, too many asides, too much confusion and too many victims."
Roach (The Salem Witch Trials: A Day by Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege, 2004) explores the lives of six women involved in the Salem witch trials. Read full book review >

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LILA by Marilynne Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Fans of Robinson will wish the book were longer—and will surely look forward to the next."
More balm in Gilead as Robinson (When I Was a Child I Read Books, 2012, etc.) returns to familiar ground to continue the saga ofJohn Amesand his neighbors. Read full book review >

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"An overstuffed but stylish and engrossing thriller with a message that hits home."
Terrorism, the Burmese dictatorship and other dark forces collide when the president's cousin is kidnapped. Read full book review >

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HOME by Marilynne Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Comes astonishingly close to matching its amazing predecessor in beauty and power."
A companion volume to Robinson's luminous, Pulitzer-winning novel Gilead (2004). Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF ADAM by Marilynne Robinson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

"This is a book written in hope."
The author of Housekeeping (1980) and Mother Country (1989) challenges the accepted views of Calvin, Darwin, and others to invigorate intellectual discourse and, by extension, change our days and minds. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2010

"A delightful, illuminating grab bag of space-flight curiosities."
Popular-science writer Roach (Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, 2008, etc.) entertainingly addresses numerous questions about life in outer space. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A lively, hilarious and informative look at science's dirty secrets."
Wondering whether orgasms make sows more fertile? Turn to Roach for the answer. Read full book review >

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Childhood Games by J.M. Roach
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2014

"Relentless action helps to sustain interest in a thriller with a formidable female protagonist on a mission to save a member of the only family she knows."
In this first novel by Roach, a woman tries to escape a violent past that includes being snatched from foster care and trained to kill in a secret government experiment. Read full book review >

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GULP by Mary Roach
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"A touchy topic illuminated with wit and rigor, packed with all the stinky details."
Throughout her sojourn down the gastrointestinal tract, science writer Roach (Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, 2011, etc.) enlists her abundant assets of intelligence and humor while dissecting this messy and astounding part of the human body. Read full book review >

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SPOOK by Mary Roach
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"Truly deft handling of the (mostly) daft."
Science writer Roach, having told all about cadavers in Stiff (2003), progresses to the logical next step: What happens after death? Read full book review >

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THE BEAR ATE YOUR SANDWICH by Julia Sarcone-Roach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Young readers and listeners will laugh out loud as they closely examine the pictures and find the jokes in this highly interactive urban adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who took the sandwich? Read full book review >