Search Results: "Nicky Harman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"While incredibly moving, these stories also impart a shocking lack of regard for human life on the part of the Chinese."
A heartbreaking examination of the reasons why Chinese women give up their girls for adoption. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Prolix, tangential and engrossing, Xinran's interviews offer an invaluable social history that textbooks don't reveal."
London-based Chinese journalist Xinran (Sky Burial: A Love Story of Tibet, 2005, etc.) gathers her emotional, informative interviews with Chinese elders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). Read full book review >

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THE BLUE COTTON GOWN by Patricia Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Harman comes across as a genuinely caring health professional, writes engagingly of her world and gives a frank picture of the pressures and strains of a husband-wife team running a small medical practice."
Captivating memoir of the trials and tribulations of a doctor-nurse team struggling to keep a small West Virginia women's health center afloat and their 30-year marriage intact. Read full book review >

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STEPPING INTO CONSCIOUSNESS by Nicky Rolland
Released: Sept. 28, 2012

"A short, effective layman's guide to the benefits of personal improvement."
In her debut, Kripalu yoga instructor Rolland offers a multilayered approach to self-transformation, aiming to help readers grow more comfortable with, and more knowledgeable about, their innermost selves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Should interest anyone who wants to know more about race relations, post-apartheid South Africa, or traditional healing; it is also a strong and unusually concrete spiritual memoir, despite some triteness and a distressing humorlessness."
Arden, a white South African who left her homeland in 1966 for the US, returns and trains to become a sangoma, a traditional healer; her first book is a mostly absorbing description of this spiritual and political journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Success stories from Marone's students and her own life give this how-to-change-your-life volume a pleasingly upbeat tone."
A self-help book that, although replete with lists, explores somewhat broader reaches than the usual ``eight steps to a new you.'' Women (and men) are heavily burdened already with syndromes and symptoms that have catchy names—the ``Cinderella Complex,'' the ``Child Within,'' etc. Here's another: ``Learned Helplessness,'' or ``LH'' for short—a pattern of behavior first identified in animal experiments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2010

"An intriguing history for serious students of the history of science."
The strange story of an oddball scientist who developed a mathematical approach to understanding altruism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"A delightfully engaging biography of a highly talented but deeply troubled prodigy of English literature."
Accomplished biographer Harman (Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, 2010, etc.) returns with a lively account of the life of Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDWIFE OF HOPE RIVER by Patricia Harman
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Midwives are warriors in this beautifully sweeping tale."
Prohibition, the Ku Klux Klan, unions, Mother Jones—the early-20th century would be a tough world for anyone. Orphan, unwed mother, widow, midwife—Patience Murphy is a worthy adversary. Read full book review >

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GEM X by Nicky Singer
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2008

"The time and space taken by these details would have been better used to develop one or two important characters and move the story. (Science fiction. YA)"
Advances in genetic engineering are the basis of this disturbing but slow-paced dystopian novel. Read full book review >