Search Results: "Paul J. Cumbo"


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BOARDING PASS by Paul Cumbo
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"An enjoyable read for fans of prep-school drama."
In this debut coming-of-age novel, a college senior gets on a plane to visit his best friend from boarding school, reminiscing along the way about their time as roommates. Read full book review >

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TEN STORIES by Paul Cumbo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 2013

"Elegant writing that captures the minor revelations of everyday experiences."
Novelist Cumbo (Boarding Pass, 2012) renders key moments of ordinary people's lives in his debut collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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ANCIENTS OF DAYS by Paul J. McAuley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 6, 1999

"Once again, rich, challenging, and inventive, with a satisfying complexity: another extraordinary installment."
More or less independently intelligible sequel to Child of the River (1998). Read full book review >

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HARRY HOOPER by Paul J. Zingg
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Just like its subject: steady, solid, and studied."
Zingg (Dean/St. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"Charmingly full of life, if not always coherent."
Hot-blooded history of a hedonistic Jazz Age resort where celebrity and mob culture mingled within gawking distance of the sensation-seeking masses. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 17, 2014

"A wide-ranging, ultimately hopeful book that has much to offer readers interested in government and politics, whether they agree with its conclusions or not."
This meticulously researched debut treatise explains where and how the United States has gone wrong and posits a new vision of the government to help fix it. Read full book review >

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ETERNAL LIGHT by Paul J. McAuley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Flaws and all, a remarkable performance."
Panoramic, far-reaching, far-future hardcover debut involving black holes, aliens, religious fanatics, and vengeance. Read full book review >

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PASQUALE'S ANGEL by Paul J. McAuley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

"Minutely observed, with a fascinating mÇlange of historical and imaginary characters—yet for all its hard work: dismal, forbidding, and tough to get involved with."
The science-fiction subgenre of Victorian ``steampunk'' is well-established—but what might McAuley's latest mind-boggling venture (Red Dust, 1994, etc.), which places the Industrial Revolution back in Renaissance Italy, be called? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2012

"Explaining his use of cutting-edge research to undercut Gordon Gekko's infamous mantra ('Greed is good'), Zak is engaging, entertaining and profound."
Zak (Economic Psychology and Management/Claremont Graduate Univ.; Moral Markets: the Critical Role of Values in the Economy, 2008, etc.) explores a surprising link among neuroscience, morality and economic success. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

"Nonetheless, an engrossing and cautionary take on a consequential industry whose welfare is everybody's business. (16 pages of photos, not seen) (First serial to the Wall Street Journal; author tour)"
An informative if overlong account of how American car makers regained much of the ground they had lost during the 1980s to foreign rivals in their own backyard and Europe. Read full book review >

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Corporate Prisoner by J. Paul Kingston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2016

"Dramatic testimony and useful guidance about the art and anguish of career management."
A former bank vice president shares his corporate travails, his transition to self-employment, and general business advice in this debut memoir and self-help guide. Read full book review >