Search Results: "Noah Levine"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hard-boiled, sometimes irreverent look at the Buddha."
Noted American Buddhist teacher Levine (Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries, 2007, etc.) takes a no-nonsense approach to the basics of the Buddha's teachings in this practical volume geared toward an audience of unfamiliar seekers. Read full book review >

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DHARMA PUNX by Noah Levine
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"Best for young teenage boys who don't often read books."
A punk-rock fan and practicing Buddhist records his transition from rebel child to meditation teacher. Read full book review >

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Country Store by Tim Noah
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An impressive work that takes a mundane journey and makes it a hilarious, melodious adventure."
A veteran children's musician captures the epic proportions of a childhood trek to the country store in this debut sing-along picture book. Read full book review >

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TOM CAT by Noah Woods
by Noah Woods, illustrated by Noah Woods
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2004

"Bouncily expressive Tom is winningly colored in gray, black, and magenta; other visuals are less interesting. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A computer-generated cat interacts with parents and objects in this tale with a confused message. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"A sincere plea for the US not to let a Burqa Curtain descend on more Islamic countries, undercut by stolid academese and unduly rosy speculation."
Lost cause, bright future, or something in between? A Rhodes scholar with a doctorate in Islamic thought surveys the prospects for democracy in countries dominated by Islam. Read full book review >

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THE LAST JEW by Noah Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A sugar-coated history lesson for the cabana at the beach."
Having completed the Cole family trilogy (Matters of Choice, 1996, etc.), Gordon returns to the more familiar territory of Jewish history for his latest period novel. Read full book review >

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THE BRICK LAYER by Noah Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Highly formulaic—the Rube Goldberg plot makes Jeffery Deaver's twisty thrillers seem models of realism—but irresistible red meat for connoisseurs of action thrillers."
Pseudonymous Boyd makes a blistering debut with the tale of a disgraced former agent who rescues the FBI from a murderous extortionist. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LIVES OF JAMES MADISON by Noah Feldman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A timely biography presenting a valuable counterbalance to the current enthusiasm for Hamilton."
Feldman (Law/Harvard Univ.; Cool War: The Future of Global Competition, 2013, etc.) returns with a substantial biography of our fourth president. Read full book review >

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OTHER PEOPLE’S WEDDINGS by Noah Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Amusing—but 400 pages of chat is too much. Even the big tragic scene that accounts for Laurie's character feels lost in the swash. Too many subplots, Mozart!"
Second outing by the author of the comic paranoid thriller A Conspiracy of Tall Men (1998). Read full book review >

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THE PUNCH by Noah Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Brotherly love never hurt so good."
The messy realities of life and death intrude on a family's deeply held rationalizations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2014

"A delightful book with broad appeal."
Birding associate editor Strycker (Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica, 2011) backs up his claim that "[b]ird behavior offers a mirror in which we can reflect on human behavior." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2010

"An immensely readable history that goes behind the façade of our most august institution to reveal the flesh-and-blood characters who make our laws."
New York Times Magazine contributor Feldman (Law/Harvard Univ.; (The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State, 2008, etc.) compares the careers and the constitutional visions of four of the most important Supreme Court justices ever. Read full book review >