Search Results: "Martin A. Nowak"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2011

"A fleshed-out, persuasive chronicle of the bright side—collective enterprise—of the evolutionary road."
With New Scientist editor Highfield (The Science of Harry Potter, 2003, etc.), Nowak (Biology and Mathematics/Harvard Univ.; Evolutionary Dynamics, 2006, etc.) presents a panoramic view of the role of cooperation in the evolution. Read full book review >

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Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2011

"An endearing story about a teenager, his mentor, and what a difference true, unselfish love can make."
A coming-of-age story about a teenager who, despite a rough start, starts to find himself thanks to stock car racing and an uncle who actually cares. Read full book review >

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REVENANTS by Mark Nowak
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A mixed bag containing a few jewels and much dreck."
Among the many curiosities of Nowak's strange, intelligent, and often opaque collection is the apparent fact that the motives and aims of his poetry are usually not poetic. Read full book review >

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ESCAPING YESTERDAY by Pamela Nowak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"The standard love story is greatly enriched by the historical details Nowak (Changes, 2013) provides on the real-life Elitch's Gardens, which existed from 1890 to 1994, when it was moved closer to downtown Denver."
A young woman shows how far she'll go to save her daughter from an awful fate. Read full book review >

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THE BEAST REAWAKENS by Martin A. Lee
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 1997

"Many will disagree with Lee's interpretation of recent events, but no one committed to liberal democracy will find reason to be complacent. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Readers not obsessed with Nazis may lose sight of disturbing trends in this volume's mass of tedious details. Read full book review >

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Return To Roswell by Martin A. Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sometimes-tongue-in-cheek exploration of how humanity might respond to alien contact."
A debut sci-fi novel about the Roswell UFO crash, the ship's alien occupants, and the photographers determined to expose the truth. Read full book review >

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BLOODLINE GYPSY by Shirley A. Martin
Released: June 29, 2013

"An intriguing, if flawed, beginning to a new YA series."
In Martin's debut YA novel, a teenager discovers her supernatural heritage after losing her mother. Read full book review >

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Return to Roswell by Martin A. Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A detailed, thought-provoking read for rational beings the world over."
Rosen's (Return to Roswell, 2012) sequel determines whether humanity's face-to-face contact with an alien race will lead to enlightenment or destruction.Read full book review >

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THE BRONTE BOY by Douglas A. Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"Martin has given himself a novelist's license, but has not used it to make Branwell's self-destruction affecting."
An impressionist portrait of the least known of the Bronte siblings. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"The author provides plenty of interesting material, but sometimes it's laid on a little too thick. Readers will understand very quickly that pot should be legal and that it's not the scourge that square politicos have made it out to be."
Everybody must get…well, hip to the history of hemp and all the hobgoblins that made it heinous. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Useful but not exciting, which is too bad. (author's note, glossary, timeline, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
In 1884 Belva Lockwood ran for president, although as women she and her female running mate could not vote. Read full book review >

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ON SAND ISLAND by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2003

"Thoughtful readers will appreciate this low-key tribute to a child's determination, and to the mutual respect that binds a community together. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The author of Snowflake Bentley (1998) and the illustrator of Amy Cohn's Abraham Lincoln (2002) team up for an atmospheric picture of fishing village life on an island in Lake Superior several generations ago. Read full book review >