Search Results: "Nancy Forbes"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"A lively account of the men and their times and a brilliant exposition of the scientific circumstances and significance of their work."
Forbes (Imitation of Life: How Biology Is Inspiring Computing, 2004, etc.) and Mahon (Oliver Heaviside: Maverick Mastermind of Electricity, 2009, etc.) offer a compelling new interpretation of the seminal importance of the discoveries of Michael Faraday (1791-1861) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"An entertaining anthology of value both artistically and historically."
Editor Forbes divides his anthology into 39 sections, arranged both chronologically and by subject, with such headings as "Omens: 1900-1914," "Strange Fruit: Civil Rights 1930s-1968," and "Workout in Reality Gym: The Eighties & Nineties." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 21, 2012

"An engaging guide to learning from failure aimed at readers seeking to improve the quality of their lives."
Forbes' debut weaves together anecdotes, quotations and straight talk into a Christian-oriented self-help guide addressing the concept of failure. Read full book review >

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ONE MAN DIED ON BASE by Deloris Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Strictly for die-hard baseball fans feeling bereft in the long winter before spring training."
Zachary Amidon, aging centerfielder for the Centertown Comanches, is having trouble keeping his mind on the baseball game. Read full book review >

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WAKING RAPHAEL by Leslie Forbes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 29, 2004

"As in Fish, Blood and Bone (2001), Forbes uses the conventions of the romance and the thriller, transforming and discarding them at will, to illuminate the mysterious connections between past and present and bring a pair of ardent and uncommonly appealing heroines to life."
The restoration of a famed Raphael canvas reveals matters far more scandalous than hidden brushstrokes in Forbes's magical Italian idyll. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL IN MY POCKET by Sukey Forbes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2014

"An occasionally interesting but otherwise unremarkable book about how even the privileged can truly experience heartbreaking trauma."
A Boston Brahmin who had it all chronicles her experiences dealing with the tragic death of her beloved young daughter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A worthy, if a bit ponderous, contribution to entertainment history."
A neglected titan of popular culture gets his due. Read full book review >

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EXIT TO REALITY by Edith Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1997

"Bland, trite, populated by mediocre characters, and painfully unsurprising: a crushing disappointment."
Far-future what-is-reality puzzler, a first venture into science fiction for the author of the mainstream Nowle's Passing (1996), etc. In the year 2874, Earth's population consists of 150 billion immortals, with all other species deliberately eliminated; every scrap of usable land (but not, for some reason, the sea) supports agriculture; and apartments are stacked inside landforms impossible to cultivate, though most folk prefer virtual reality anyway. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD WORKS OF AYELA LINDE by Charlotte Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2006

"Forbes has the magic touch, and a glorious future."
In a captivating debut, Forbes presents the life of a temperamental Mexican-American beauty in a U.S. border town over a 65-year period. Read full book review >

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NAVIGATING THE DARWIN STRAITS by Edith Forbes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2001

"A feel-good tale for the politically correct, offering bland food for thought and characters too good to be interesting."
A young man comes of age as he learns to separate the strands of luck and genetics, idealism and practicality, that run through his life. Read full book review >

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ALMA ROSE by Edith Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 1993

"Life-affirming without sentimentality; in spite of the occasional character too good to be real, the portrayal of love and growth rings absolutely true."
A self-contained young woman in a small western town awakens to life through a lesbian affair: an appealing first novel told with beguiling honesty and humor. Read full book review >