Search Results: "Nathaniel Whitten"


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A WISE MAN TAUGHT ME HOW TO DEFY GRAVITY AND NOW I’LL TEACH YOU. by Nathaniel Whitten
Released: June 13, 2017

"An eclectic, entertaining, and often enlightening examination of the inner workings of the mind."
A work focuses on how to expand consciousness using tools and ideas gleaned from metaphysics, yoga, and philosophy. Read full book review >

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The Book of Extremely Common Prayer by Nathaniel Whitten
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"These jokey prayers are likely to resonate beyond the smiles they produce."
A humorist with an ear for social commentary uses the language of prayer to highlight the absurdity of the modern world. 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 >

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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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2017

"A timely but flawed dystopian vision of America."
A novel offers analysis and stories exploring a United States ruled by a billionaire dictator. 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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WHY READ <i>MOBY-DICK</i>? by Nathaniel Philbrick
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"On that front, mission accomplished: Philbrick is an enthusiastic salesman for a sometimes daunting novel."
A slim celebration of the elements of a literary masterpiece—and its moody, obsessive author. Read full book review >

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LATE ARCADE by Nathaniel Mackey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An appealingly brash if overworked experimental lark."
An avant-garde jazz sextet hones its craft, hits the road, and tries to make sense of some unusual onstage goings-on. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM by Nathaniel Branden
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"Inflated and repetitious."
Yet another rehash of his favorite subject from Branden (How to Raise Your Self-Esteem, 1987, etc.), a monthly columnist for New Woman magazine. Read full book review >

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AWAKENING by Nathaniel Frank
NON-FICTION
Released: April 24, 2017

"Frank's strikingly detailed, essential reportage reminds readers of the gay community's enduring fight for equality."
A diligent archive of gay marriage equality from its roots as a hopeful pipe dream to its realization as a civil right. Read full book review >