Search Results: "Michael C. Corballis"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2013

"A thoroughly enjoyable exploration of questions even astute readers may not have thought worth asking."
A wise old psychologist collects a lifetime of neurological pearls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT LANGUAGE by Michael C. Corballis
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2017

"A fine, accessible introduction to a captivating, and still evolving, academic field."
Daring to question Noam Chomsky's "big bang" theory about language in humans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAITH by C. Michael Curtis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"A mixed bag: Curtis hits all the representative groups, but his particular selections or omissions—where, for example are Graham Greene, Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, and Peter De Vries?—are an invitation to debate."
Twenty-four stories touching on faith, God, and religion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 1997

"This very fine study of intellectual, cultural, and ethnic history deserves broad exposure."
A very well researched and nuanced study of postwar Poland's efforts, first to deny, then to begin to deal with the complex reality of the Holocaust and particularly the fact that Auschwitz and all the other major death camps were located on Polish soil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLIND SIDE OF THE HEART by Michael C. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"But White's narrative is strong enough to overcome his own verbosity and provides some nice twists along the way."
Editor and novelist White (American Fiction IV, 1993, etc.; the mystery A Brother's Blood, 1996) describes the trial of a Catholic priest for sodomy and murder in a small Massachusetts town. Read full book review >

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A BROTHER'S BLOOD by Michael C. White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 1996

"The mystery plot is tired and slack, but White's lovely way with Libby's cracked voice may well win his share of crossover readers."
An earnest first novel from anthologist/storyteller White (American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Stories by Emerging Writers, Vols. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"For Marine Corps action aficionados only. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A dialogue-heavy, techno-talk-filled war memoir by a former Marine lieutenant who led reconnaissance missions in Vietnam in 1970. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2003

"A relentlessly gritty but good-humored tale of hope and survival."
Memoir of a childhood waylaid by a miscreant alcoholic father, notable for the enduring affection that comes to the surface. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"So esoteric, though, as to fatigue general readers."
``Selling Modernism'' would be a better title for this narrow- focus art-historical study of Picasso's business relations with his art dealers. Read full book review >

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MARKED MEN by Michael C. White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Despite the occasional clinker, this bittersweet world of average folks just trying to get by is well worth the visit."
Novelist White (The Blind Side of the Heart, 1999, etc.) offers an uneven collection of 12 stories about ordinary people suddenly blind-sided by the vagaries of life. Read full book review >