Search Results: "Nathaniel Comfort"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A well-balanced consideration of both the promise and problems involved in the scientific search for human betterment."
A presentation of two sides of the complex history of eugenics: eradicating disease and improving the human race. Read full book review >

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THE MAYOR’S TONGUE by Nathaniel Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A debut novel that will appeal most to punch-drunk bibliophiles."
A loopy play on literary life from Paris Review editor Rich. Read full book review >

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ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW by Nathaniel Rich
Released: April 2, 2013

"An oddly affectionate portrait of disaster relief that deftly mocks the indemnity mindset of a culture under siege."
A mathematician with a combination of unusual gifts sees the worst coming in this strange rumination on catastrophe prediction. Read full book review >

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Nate and the Horseshoe Crabs by Nathaniel Newton
Released: March 11, 2014

"A facile, fairly conflict-free picture book with charming character design and enough science facts to inspire animal lovers to research further."
Several bird friends overcome their reluctance to help unfamiliar animals in a colorful but lightly plotted picture book by debut author/illustrator Newton. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2005

"A concise and readable look at real-world environmental challenges."
How one American river, the Connecticut, became a focus for often misplaced environmental zeal, political maneuvers of the best and worst kind, hope and suspicion. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"A rare blend of history, heroics, and gut-gripping emotion."
The harrowing survival tale that garnered Philbrick a National Book Award (In the Heart of the Sea, 2000) seems almost a tune-up for this saga of wind and wave. Read full book review >

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LUCK FAVORS THE PREPARED by Nathaniel Barber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 9, 2017

"Former band geeks may recognize themselves in some of Barber's high school memories, but more universal moments are rare."
Dry humor and rotten luck abound in this collection of short personal essays. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"Fast-moving and entertaining."
Do you believe that 13 is an unlucky number? This book may cure you. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2002

"Stone rows his boat into a work of art."
In an impeccable piece of travel-writing, newcomer Stone travels by rowboat on a course that turns the eastern US into a big island that he transportingly circumnavigates. Read full book review >

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BEST EUROPEAN FICTION 2017 by Nathaniel  Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"Generalizations aside, the 29 stories here are excellent and frequently brilliant, with none of the workshopped feel of so many of their American counterparts. Of interest to literary readers of English on both sides of the water."
The across-the-pond rejoinder to Best American Short Stories delivers another fine collection of continental conjuring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THIS DAY by Nathaniel Bellows
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"A tale not yet complete."
Poet Bellows edges into literary fiction with a first novel about two young adults trying to grow up. Read full book review >