Search Results: "Patricia Harman"


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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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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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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 >

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THE SHARK'S PAINTBRUSH by Jay Harman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 25, 2013

"A useful update on recent developments in biomimicry and an intriguing case for innovative green technology that goes beyond sustainability."
Green entrepreneur Harman offers a trendy pitch for innovative green capitalism. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE DIARIES OF SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"With deft editing, Harman, her biographer, has both illuminated Warner's day-to-day existence and allowed the woman's vitality and grandeur to speak for themselves."
A richly rewarding view of an unconventional woman's eloquence, intellect, and passion over the course of five decades. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A beautifully detailed biography, rendered with honesty, integrity and humor."
An engaging look at the life and writings of a complex and contradictory fellow. Read full book review >

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BLACK MOON by Teri Harman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Unusual and absorbing. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A dark, realistic and intriguing story that evades the second-book slump. Read full book review >

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FANNY BURNEY by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2001

"Substantial research informs this sympathetic and vibrant biography. (36 b&w photos)"
An important, comprehensive view of the pioneering novelist and playwright (1752-1840). Read full book review >

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JANE’S FAME by Claire Harman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2010

"A must for Austen bibliophiles."
An elegant exploration into the curious journey of literary celebrity, as exhibited by Jane Austen. Read full book review >

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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: Oct. 1, 1992

"It's debatable whether Akenson's concept of resurgent Old Testament behavior is more theory than reality—his idea that Israel will move ever closer to the covenanting pattern seems confounded by the recent elections—but the author's sweep and grasp are impressive."
Bold, often brilliant, but perhaps strained attempt by Akenson (History/Queen's Univ.) to trace how ancient Hebrew scriptures have ``formed the fundamental pattern of mind of the three societies'' of South Africa, Israel, and Northern Ireland. Read full book review >