Search Results: "Paul A. Marks"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE CANCER FRONTIER by Paul A. Marks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"On a level with Lewis Thomas for its clarity and verve in presenting the science of the cell and the ability of cancer to assume multiple guises."
Former Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center president and CEO Marks delivers a panoramic view of developments in cancer research and treatment over the last 40 years, from both the researchers' and administrators' perspectives. Read full book review >

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FISHNET by Paul A. Toth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Second-timer Toth (Fizz, 2003) tries for a metaphysical leap into contemporary ennui, but his prose is so choked in metaphor that the slender novel feels denser than it is, stoically literary but fairly unreadable. A self-conscious work offering little pleasure, much stylistic angst."
A writerly, claustrophobic story about the collapse of a California marriage. Read full book review >

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IN HARM'S WAY by Paul A. Breeze
Released: July 1, 1995

"Breeze's clichÇ-free style promises even richer harvests ahead."
Realistic first novel by a British chemist and bio-researcher now turned to suspense fiction, specifically a medical detective thriller. Read full book review >

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STORM ON THE HORIZON by Paul A Winters
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A sleek sci-fi novel packed to the brim with rewarding surprises."
This charged sci-fi debut finds the U.S. military desperate to outmaneuver a strange, violent force of alien invaders in the American Southwest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2007

"Makes a strong case that people get more excited by miraculous cures than by vaccines that save unseen multitudes by preventing disease in the first place."
Comprehensive biography of the self-effacing, amazingly productive scientist who developed vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis A and B, pneumococcus, meningococcus and Haemophilus influenzae type b (HiB—a child killer). Read full book review >

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THE RASHERHOUSE by Paul A. Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 1997

A well-intentioned but heavy-handed first novel about an Irish women's prison, where inhumane conditions turn a teenage mother from a petty thief into a heroine addict. Read full book review >

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Fast Money and French Ladies by Paul A. Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2015

"An enjoyable novel based on a piece of recent economic history."
A fictional account of the Greek financial crisis. Read full book review >

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Betrayal in Europe by Paul A. Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"An intriguing, historically grounded imagining of behind-the scenes machinations during a crucial moment in European history."
Myers' (Greek Bonds and French Ladies, 2013) historical novel explores Parisian politics on the eve of the Second World War.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Novelistic suspense, strong characterization, plus state-of- the-art crime-solving add up to a natural for summer reading lists. (Author tour)"
A propulsive true-crime thriller about the first use of DNA fingerprinting to nab—and ultimately execute—an American murderer. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF'S DAUGHTER by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The ink-and-watercolor illustrations look suitably long- ago-and-far-away, with Magpie as a perpetually windblown waif. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Known as the illustrator of Paton Walsh's Birdy and the Ghosties, Marks pens his own easy-to-read fantasy, a rather muddled tale of an honest man disgraced and discharged from his court post when he is suspected of theft. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN by Alan Marks
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Ultimately, the uneven presentation makes this Mother Goose collection a supplemental purchase. (Picture book/nursery rhymes. 3-6)"
Over the course of one day, readers are introduced to some familiar and not-so-familiar nursery rhyme characters. Read full book review >