Search Results: "Mark R. Tercek"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 9, 2013

"A hopeful message that a sensible marriage of business and environmental interests is in the cards, which until now has mostly been trumped by shortsightedness."
Nature Conservancy president Tercek and science writer Adams explore the possibilities of the environmental movement joining with the business community to tap nature's capital, to the betterment of both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHEESE OF SOME IMPORTANCE by Mark R. Giesser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2015

"Combining witty if occasionally silly wordplay, dark adult themes, and surprisingly sharp dialogue, Giesser creates a modern-day comic novel about a series of 19th-century misadventures."
In 1815, a 1,250-pound wheelof cheese goes missing. A patent office clerk and his fiancee must recover it but not before there is a murder, a scandal in a whorehouse, and an unusually thoughtful nighttime interlude with a feline.Read full book review >

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THE LIBERTY AMENDMENTS by Mark R. Levin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Levin at least doesn't calumniate too pointedly against a single party, though the fact that his villain is Barack Obama and the hero is Saint Ronnie is a giveaway. For like-minded readers only."
Ronald Reagan stalwart and conservative radio host Levin (Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, 2012, etc.) punts one for the Gipper in the showdown with the dreaded statists and their "century-long march to disfigure and mangle the constitutional order." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Nude of Some Importance by Mark R. Giesser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"The author weaves the narrative thread between serious and funny ably and offers a compelling 19th-century mystery plot as well."
A sequel delivers a flight through American history and a detective story full of jokes and red herrings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"For an academic study of the Middle Ages, remarkably accessible and timely."
A thorough comparative study of the conditions of medieval Jewish life in Christian and Muslim lands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS by Mark Twain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"A compact, generous entry into the comic sensibility of a thoughtful, adventurous life."
Mark Twain's life and times, in his own words, through memoir and essay. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS OF SHAKESPEARE'S GRAVE by Deron R. Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers who enjoy watching puzzles be solved will enjoy the entertaining revelations. (Mystery. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Colophon Letterford deciphers clues in an old portrait that lead her and her father's oddball cousin Julian to a literary treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERITOPIA by Mark R. Levin
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A polemic for like-minded readers."
Right-wing commentator Levin (Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, 2009, etc.) charges that America is in danger of losing itself to soul-crushing collectivism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"An elegant portrayal of retreat, renewal and return to life with an increased respect for one of the nation's most revered natural sites."
Solace after grief in Yosemite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Much of the book's Pollyannaish sensibility and `Golden Rule` condescension is outweighed by sensible ethics and useful coping strategies. (seven b&w photos)"
A conscience-raising guide to bringing up children. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BLOG POST

MARK HELPRIN
by Rhett Morgan

In both his travels and his writing, novelist Mark Helprin purposefully avoids the well-known icons and emblems associated with Paris, opting instead for everyday suburban streets and lesser-known architectural gems like the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière. “That’s one of the reasons that Paris is so beautiful,” the author of Paris in the Present Tense points out. “They’ve taken such great ...


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