Search Results: "Milena Agus"


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FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON by Milena Agus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"A lush, haunting portrait of an artist born before her time."
In this debut novel, which made a splash when released in the author's native Italy, a young Italian woman recounts the bittersweet life of her eccentric Sardinian grandmother. Read full book review >

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AFTER DUNKIRK by Milena McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1998

"A bold first attempt that, at half its present length, might have been more involving."
In this ambitious and only fitfully compelling first novel, a Czechoslovakian-born American writer offers an impressively researched and strongly felt portrayal of the life of a British airman before and during WWII. Read full book review >

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RIDING THE TIGER by Milena Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"A spectacular novel of colonial China that should put this first-time author on the map."
Debut novelist Banks crafts a sweeping tale of seduction, betrayal and war. Read full book review >

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THIS TOO SHALL PASS by Milena Busquets
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Light, profound, sensual, unmistakably European: this may be the only book about grief to feel like a vacation."
A witty and passionate woman, recently bereaved, goes to the beach. Read full book review >

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THE END OF ILLNESS by David B. Agus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A refreshing change of pace in the medical field, but by venturing beyond his field of expertise to pontificate on a wide range of subjects, Agus makes his otherwise intriguing narrative difficult to follow."
Oncologist Agus (Medicine and Engineering/Univ. of Southern California) predicts that the application of advanced technology for modeling complex systems will transform 21st-century medicine. Read full book review >

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A SHORT GUIDE TO A LONG LIFE by David B. Agus
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Useful but disappointingly commonplace tips."
In a follow-up to The End of Illness (2012), which explored how technological advances will transform medicine, Agus (Medicine and Engineering/Univ. of Southern California) restates time-tested but too often overlooked principles for healthy living. Read full book review >

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THE LUCKY YEARS by David B. Agus
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Practical health information fortified with exciting news from the forefront of modern medical technology."
A pioneering oncologist explores the latest advancements in general medicine. Read full book review >

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I CALLED HIM NECKTIE by Milena Michiko Flašar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The quiet reflection of this jewel of a novel is revelatory, redemptive and hypnotic until the last word."
Two strangers, 20-year-old Taguchi Hiro and middle-aged "salaryman" Ohara Tetsu, emerge from clouds of grief and shame in this meditative novel. Read full book review >