Search Results: "Peter M. Wolf"


BOOK REVIEW

MY NEW ORLEANS, GONE AWAY by Peter M.  Wolf
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"As interesting for what it doesn't say (and the way it doesn't say it) as for what it does."
There's a fascinating story here, but one that's less about Katrina, or even New Orleans, than about the author's attempts to understand himself and his ambitions. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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SOMEONE NAMED EVA by Joan M. Wolf
ADVENTURE
Released: July 16, 2007

"An important addition to the Holocaust curriculum. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Nazis came to Milada's village in Czechoslovakia and tore families apart. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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ALL IS NOT LOST
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Teach Me to Forget by Erica M. Chapman

Cover Story: In the Clouds
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Heavy, Yet Hopeful
Anti-Bonus Factor: Suicide
Relationship Status: Here For You

Trigger Warning: Teach Me to Forget deals with attempted suicide, suicidal thoughts, cutting, severe depression, how suicide affects the people who are ...


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AMBROSE by M. W. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Ambitious worldbuilding, though not always clear in the creation of it."
From debut author Wolf comes a novel based loosely on the life of St. Ambrose, this version set in afuture far removed from the saint's fourth-century life. Read full book review >

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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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RUNS WITH COURAGE by Joan M. Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"This quiet story about a tragic and shameful episode in American history may not be compelling enough to attract those who are not die-hard fans of the genre. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In the Dakota Territory of the 1880s, 9-year-old Four Winds struggles to find her way after being abruptly taken from her family and coerced into attending an Indian boarding school. Read full book review >

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President Citizenfarm by Peter M. Bollington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2015

"A leisurely satire of U.S. politics in the 22nd century that's sometimes eerily plausible."
Citizens of a future America covertly formulate a rebellion against wealthy, totalitarian leaders in Bollington's (Mechanic of Fortune, 2012, etc.) dystopian novel.Read full book review >

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THREE BOOKS ABOUT GAME SHOWS
by Leila Roy

While the multiple sexual harassment lawsuits make him a somewhat problematic figure now, Bob Barker was a hugely iconic figure in my childhood. I was really only allowed to watch daytime television when I was home sick from school, so I associate him—and The Price is Right—with lying on the couch with the flu. A weird treat for a ...


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Escape to Redemption by Peter M. Parr
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An engrossing, realistic morality tale."
Parr's novel constructs a tangled web of vengeance, betrayal, and guilt to prove there's nothing easy about murder. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 14, 2011

"Hunt's taut scenes and meticulous prose will have readers holding their breath, but his saga probes hidden depths as well."
A deep-sea diver explores shipwrecks and his own character in this gripping scuba memoir. Read full book review >