Search Results: "Rebecca Skloot"


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THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Skloot's meticulous, riveting account strikes a humanistic balance between sociological history, venerable portraiture and Petri dish politics."
A dense, absorbing investigation into the medical community's exploitation of a dying woman and her family's struggle to salvage truth and dignity decades later. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING 2011 by Rebecca Skloot
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Literate, nontechnical popular science."
A diverse collection of 20 articles reprinted from the popular press that tackle a wide range of scientific issues of the day, from health and aging to computer viruses and terrorism. Read full book review >

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WOMEN AND MATH, WOMEN AND SCIENCE, WOMEN AND STEM
by Leila Roy

Hello, my friends!

As I said earlier this week, I am COMPLETELY BURIED under a pile of reading for the Amelia Bloomer Project committee. At the moment, I’m halfway through Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, which I am LOVING. It’s a great ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE OPEN DOOR by Floyd Skloot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Filled with sloppy writing and a transparently manipulated cast—and further burdened by cartoonish violence that seems to exist only to give a cheap jolt of energy to an otherwise lifeless story."
A third novel from the author of, most recently, Pilgrim's Harbor (1992) traces the travails of a dysfunctional Jewish family from the 1930s through the mid-70s. Read full book review >

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REVERTIGO by Floyd Skloot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2014

"At the age of 66, the author finds connections among these pieces that are stronger than those readers might discover."
A wide-ranging collection of literary essays in the guise of a memoir. Read full book review >

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A WORLD OF LIGHT by Floyd Skloot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"Deserves a wide audience."
Skloot sketches the similarities between his own mental deterioration due to a brain-ravaging virus and his nonagenarian mother's dementia. Read full book review >

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THE PHANTOM OF THOMAS HARDY by Floyd Skloot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"A sporadically insightful, intermittently entertaining blend of memoir, literary history, and fabulist speculation."
A man and his wife, Americans, go to England to visit sites associated with the writer Thomas Hardy; while there, the man sees Hardy in an apparition: "Something I missed," the phantom whispers. Read full book review >

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PILGRIM'S HARBOR by Floyd Skloot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"The night with Cindy and the breakdown have the feel of last-minute improvisations by a writer in a panic over not having put any food on the table."
The self-portrait of a motel manager, and snapshots of the guests, are all you get in this barely breathing first novel. Read full book review >

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QUEERIES: REBECCA PODOS, AUTHOR OF LIKE WATER
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Rebecca Podos’ second YA book, Like Water, stars Vanni Espinoza, a New Mexican high schooler who waits tables at her parents’ restaurant and falls for Leigh, a genderqueer mischief-maker. As they try to figure out their futures, their relationship will have to move beyond breaking and entering and smoking weed if it’s going to last. Our reviewer called Like Water ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY SPANISH TOUCH-AND-FEEL BOOK OF COLORS by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Buy as an adjunct to, not a replacement for, the earlier title. (Ages 1-3)"
Against white backgrounds, objects of the same color are grouped, spread by spread. Read full book review >

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PIÑATA! by Rebecca Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Attractive, jaunty, and perfectly pitched both for preschoolers and the youngest students and for their parents and teachers. (Picture book/crafts. 3-6)"
Emberley's mixed-media look at the piñata features a vibrant red background on which she has displayed the objects, mostly formed of cut paper, which form her illustrations. Read full book review >

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BOB AND FLO PLAY HIDE-AND-SEEK by Rebecca Ashdown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Not as ridiculous, or as funny, as the first. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Those lovable, naïve preschool penguins are back, this time learning the basics of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >