Search Results: "Marjorie Maddox"


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RULES OF THE GAME by Marjorie Maddox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

A singularly unattractive, cramped design does nothing to help this collection of baseball-themed poems. Read full book review >

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MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR by Herman Wouk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1955

"Primarily a woman's book, although it may open the doors to some men's understanding and sympathy."
As different from The Caine Mutiny as that was from Aurora Dawn- this should tap a wholly different vein. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The evolution of a literary partnership at its best, with Rawlings revealing the anguish, frustration, and fulfillment of a dedicated writer's life and Perkins the empathy and unwavering standards of a remarkable editor. (Facsimiles, 6 b&w photos, most not seen.)"
The editor a writer dreams of and the writer an editor yearns for come to life in this exchange of letters. Read full book review >

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Tor Maddox: Unleashed by Liz Coley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"A bright, resourceful heroine makes her mark in this first novel with a shaky, brutal premise."
A teenage girl uncovers a shadowy conspiracy threatening the nation's dogs in this YA thriller. Read full book review >

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MAG-MARJORIE and WON OVER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though the tales are dated and at a glance have little import for the modern reader, Gilman's sharp characters and her insights into gender traps provide enough appeal to interest those outside academic circles."
Two didactic, at times sentimental novels (first serialized in Gilman's magazine, The Forerunner) still prove fascinating in their explications of gender in turn-of-the-century New England. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2007

"Readers with an interest in the history of science—and with a taste for the dark side of scholarship—will find this irresistible."
Revealing analysis of the man who made the work of Sigmund Freud accessible to readers in English. Read full book review >

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HALO by Tom Maddox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Maddox may have talent, but on this showing it's impossible to tell."
Free-lance data-auditor Gonzales is given a contract by the Sentrax Corporation to monitor goings-on aboard Halo, an orbiting colony controlled by an artificial intelligence named Aleph. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND FRANKLIN by Brenda Maddox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"At once a scientific exploration and a personal history, Maddox's biography is inviting and ultimately satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This engagingly direct biography of Franklin encapsulates her vital contributions to science and in particular the deciphering of DNA while providing a durable portrait of a forceful personality. Read full book review >

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MY LITTLE BLUE DRESS by Bruno Maddox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2001

"It does go on a bit too long, but it's a hoot all the same."
This lively and ingenious first novel by the former editor of Spy juxtaposes two very different stories: the history, told by "herself," of a lusty young woman born on the first day of the last century, and the checkered love life and paraliterary career of "Bruno Maddox," who's writing the former tale at breakneck speed (and quite ineptly) to fulfill an unwisely entered contractual agreement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"A must-read for students of science. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection)"
Despite some smug statements to the contrary, the work of science is far from complete; here a former editor of Nature takes a look at the uncharted territory ahead. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"She tells it judiciously and well."
Maddox (Nora, 1988) focuses on Lawrence's tumultuous union with a German aristocrat as the major factor goading him to his artistic quantum leaps. Read full book review >