Search Results: "Paul Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 1998

"A clear-headed survey of a muddy field."
For the nonscientist, an exceptionally readable—that is, both entertaining and enlightening—presentation of what is now known about how psychological and emotional states influence physical health and are in turn affected by it. Read full book review >

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THE ACE OF LIGHTNING by Stephen-Paul Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Some riffs are off-key but this is an ambitious and original effort well worth checking out."
History as fiction, fiction as history. Read full book review >

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INDIVISIBLE? by Paul Martin Midden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A brutal political battle that may be too much for some readers."
Midden's (One Voice Too Many, 2011, etc.) deeply disturbing novel about the fracturing of modern America opens with Joe Biden's nightmare of Barack Obama's assassination. Read full book review >

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SECRET HEROES by Paul Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"Inspirational yarns of exceptional folks who made a difference—a bit corny but surprisingly entertaining."
Reverent character sketches of some unusually self-reliant Americans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2004

"A choice example of science writing that entertains as it educates."
An explication of sleep that not only reveals its mysteries but sings its praises. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE OCTOPUPPY by Martin McKenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Jarvis' tale will inspire listeners to laugh...and ask for an octopuppy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When is a dog not a dog? When he's an octopuppy. Read full book review >

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SYMPHONY CITY by Amy  Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"This lovely tribute to the power of music to take us away and soothe our fears will likely fly over the heads of its intended audience. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On her way to a concert, a young girl loses the hand of the adult taking her. Following a trail of music through the city, she finds her way home where "the best songs love you back." Read full book review >