Search Results: "Rachel Herz"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 23, 2012

"'The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust,' said Cicero. In this multifaceted book, Herz expertly walks that tightrope."
Herz (Psychology/Brown Univ.; The Scent of Desire, 2007) examines the strange world of disgust and discovers that, to a large extent, it's all in the mind of the beholder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"A delightfully unexpected blend of personal anecdotes, pop-cultural erudition and scientific understanding."
A lively, seductive exploration of what the nose knows. Read full book review >

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RACHEL HULIN
by Megan Labrise

Fancy a Dangerous Liaisons-styledelicacy? Rachel Hulin’s epistolary debut features some lip-smacking secrets between brother and sister.

“I love epistolary novels,” says Hulin, author of Hey Harry, Hey Matilda. “I always try to think about how to get that voyeuristic voice without letters...but it just feels like you’re not getting in there. I really want to be in ...


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RACHEL CUSK
by J.W. Bonner

In the beginning is the word—not a person, self, or character. And so it is with the newest work of fiction by Rachel Cusk. Transit, her latest novel, is the middle novel of a trilogy that began with 2015’s Outline. In Transit, after a divorce, the narrator, Faye (whose name, as with so many traditional fiction markers, is largely absent ...


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RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY
by Megan Labrise

August 6, 1926 was a bad day for a swim between England and France: the water was choppy; it started to rain; and the strong current was against Gertrude Ederle, a 19-year-old long-distance swimmer from New York City. Nevertheless, she persisted, becoming the first woman to swim the English Channel and setting a new world record (14 hours, 31 minutes ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 11, 1997

"Nevertheless, Joystick Nation will please its citizenry."
Here is a look at an essential part of American youth that goes beyond a mere chronicle to engage all of the political, social, and cultural implications of video games. Read full book review >

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Released: March 13, 1995

"The book's Netspeak glossary will aid the uninitiated, but the book's mindset defies easy classification and is directed primarily at those already on intimate terms with their modems."
What Jack Kerouac was to the dashboard, Herz (of Wired magazine) aspires to be to the keyboard in this dizzying ride on the information low road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"A vigorously written must-read for exercise enthusiasts primed for the ultimate fitness challenge."
Former New York Times columnist and Rolling Stone rock critic Herz (Joystick Nation: How Videogames Ate Our Quarters, Won Our Hearts, and Rewired Our Minds, 1997, etc.) shares her enthusiasm for the CrossFit strength and conditioning movement. Read full book review >

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WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR- JULY 2017
by Leila Roy

This is the time of year that feels like someone has their finger on the fast-forward button—it’s already time to comb through this month’s new releases!

These are some of the books that I’m planning to pick up:

Spirit Hunters, by Ellen Oh

I read an advanced copy of this one months ago, and I’m SO looking forward to reading ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED CUTTLEFISH by Henry Herz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Heroic Little Red makes such a splash that even though no one gets eaten or cut open, even the most ghoulish among young readers won't be disappointed. (websites) (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this strangely familiar tale, the titular cephalopod meets a big bad tiger shark while carrying a basketful of crab cakes to her grandma. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU GIVE AN IMP A PENNY by Henry Herz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"It might be fun once, but Numeroff really holds a corner on this particular market. (Picture book. 5-7)"
If you give an imp a penny, he'll ask for a glass of milk—er, a "coin bag" to go with it. Read full book review >

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CAP'N REX & HIS CLEVER CREW by Henry L. Herz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The dinosaurs may be extinct but let's hope dinosaur pirates keep on sailing for arr-ternity. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Is there room for one more piratical dinosaur tale on the seven seas? There be! Read full book review >