Search Results: "Martha Herbert"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"An important book with broader implications than its specific subject."
A neurologist breaks with professional orthodoxy to shed new light on the diagnosis and treatment of autism. Read full book review >

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THE HOT PLACE by Herbert Resnicow
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Once again, gruff, golden-hearted venture-capitalist Ed Baer and his clever son and partner Warren have a murder to deal with—this time in the steam room of Long Island's Oakdale Country Club, to which they both belong. Read full book review >

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SANDMAN, SLEEP by Herbert Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"The mixture of detection and fantasy—the fantasy greatly predominating—makes this somewhat comparable to Akif Pirináci's recent Felidae, though without the imaginative consistency that made Pirináci's book such a tour de force."
A hundred years from now, the ritual return and sudden death of a mysterious, absent father lead to troubling questions about his life's work, the Humanus research project, that range far beyond whodunit—in this ambitious, sporadically inspired fantasy/mystery, a real departure for crime-pro Lieberman (Shadow Dancers, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2005

"Heroes and villains, good guys and bad: white-hot dissent from a practiced pen."
There's a fire burning in America's basement, New York Times columnist Herbert urges in this well-chosen collection of op-ed pieces. No one's rushing to put it out. Instead, "we're behaving as if we cannot even smell the smoke." Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER MINE by Herbert Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Compelling, if endlessly padded."
San Francisco's golden-ager Beat philosopher/novelist/essayist (She Took My Arm As If She Loved Me, 1997, etc.) returns, as full of talk as ever. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF CHAIRMAN RAHMA by Brian Herbert
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 8, 2014

"Does anybody still remember the Herbert who wrote such lively and engaging yarns as Sudanna, Sudanna?"
A new venture, a sort of fantasy eco-parable, from the author of Mentats of Dune (2014, with Kevin Anderson, etc.). Read full book review >

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SHE TOOK MY ARM AS IF SHE LOVED ME by Herbert Gold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1997

"This is Gold's Tempest, a go-for-broke autumnal story told with great vigor and featuring, in Priscilla, one of the most vividly passive-aggressive villains ever put on paper."
The chatty old lion of San Francisco (Bohemia: Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet, 1993; A Girl of Forty, 1986, etc.) holds forth in splendid form. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2000

"A biography for those who love Woolf, and for those who want to love her all the more by knowing her all the better."
A biography of the last decade of Virginia Woolf's life that generously grants the reader an intimate view of her extraordinary world. Read full book review >

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OTHERS by James Herbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Even so, Nick Dismas remains one of the most tenderly drawn monsters since Hugo's bell-ringer. ($75,000 ad/promo)"
Prolific horror writer Herbert (Portent, 1996, etc.) revives a sentimental favorite, Victor Hugo's Quasimodo, dresses him up in a modern setting, and sends him forth as Nicholas Dismas, private investigator. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE BOTTICELLI EYES by Herbert Lieberman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Lieberman's knowing portrait of the international art world, the tautly paced plot, and his two complex, believable protagonists make this a highly effective work, though some may find the details of the serial killer's labors decidedly unpleasant."
All Mike Manship, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, wants to do is stage the definitive show of Renaissance painter Botticelli. Read full book review >