Search Results: "Noah Strycker"


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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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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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 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 >

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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 >

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THE MAN WHO STOLE THE MONA LISA by Robert Noah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Witty dialogue and a thoroughly colorful cast of rogues."
Charming character study of an attractive turn-of-the-century con man. Read full book review >

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COOL WAR by Noah Feldman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2013

"Current affairs books always run the risk of going rather quickly from the New Releases shelf to the remainder bin, but Feldman's book carries enough insight to warrant serious attention from anyone interested in what may well be the defining relationship in global affairs for decades to come."
A brief consideration of the current state of Sino-American relations. Read full book review >

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PIANO LESSONS by Noah Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 1996

"Warm and fuzzy reading from a warm and fuzzy guy; just be happy that you don't have to hear him play. (Author tour)"
A report on surviving the midlife crisis while tickling the ivories. Read full book review >

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MATTERS OF CHOICE by Noah Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 1996

"Perhaps Gordon's best work so far; the pace is even, and R.J. is a heroine worth caring about. (Literary Guild & Doubleday book clubs)"
The third and last in Gordon's Cole family series (The Physician, 1986; Shaman, 1992) presents a rather somber view of modern medicine, but the unusual protagonist, who is willing to sacrifice all for her life's passion, offers inspiration as a counterpoint. Read full book review >