Search Results: "Richard T. Morris"


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THIS IS A MOOSE by Richard T. Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A humorous—make that hysterical—homage to movies and big dreams. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moose is steadfastly determined to achieve stardom amid the stars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A good survey not only of infinity, but of the scientific revolutions that have grown out of our attempts to grapple with the concept."
The idea of the infinite has baffled thinkers since ancient times; now a top science writer tries to shed light on the concept. Read full book review >

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COLOGNE NO. 10 FOR MEN by Richard Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A funny and serviceable satire about the gross rationalizations that propel war and peace."
A soldier in Vietnam invents a uniquely absurd solution to the horrors of war. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Okay science popularizing—but nearly indistinguishable from dozens of other books on the subject."
From physicist and science writer Morris (The Edges of Science, 1990, etc.): a nontechnical introduction to recent developments in cosmology. Read full book review >

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MASJID MORNING by Richard Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2016

"A thought-provoking and ultimately moving story that looks at love, human nature, and conservative religion."
In the latest novel from Morris (Canoedling in Cleveland, 2014, etc.), a pair of star-crossed lovers—one Muslim, one Christian—face familial and societal pressures in rural Maryland.Read full book review >

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PLACE OF STONE by Jeffrey T. Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A turgid cautionary tale about addiction that hammers home its point over and over again."
Morris' debut novel is a slow-moving tale of one man's lifelong descent into substance addiction and its long-lasting impact on him and the people around him. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2002

"Morris's afterword makes it clear that science doesn't have all the answers—perhaps never will—but it's diverting and instructive at least to see the process."
Really big questions: Morris, a physicist who writes frequently on science, borrows a leaf from the philosopher's book to discourse engagingly on God, time, truth, mind, and such like. Read full book review >

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WELL CONSIDERED by Richard Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A multilayered thriller that tackles issues of race and history in America, but comes up short of a fully nuanced examination."
A present-day racist incident launches a search for answers about a 1907 lynching in the new novel by Morris (Cologne No. 10 for Men, 2007). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

THE UNIVERSE, THE ELEVENTH DIMENSION, AND EVERYTHINGWhat We Know and How We Know ItMorris, Richard Read full book review >

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BYE-BYE, BABY! by Richard Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Certainly cute enough, and a good complement to Robie H. Harris's Mail Harry to the Moon, illustrated by Michael Emberley (2008). (Picture book. 3-6)"
New-baby books for skeptical siblings abound, but here the older brother is still young enough to be prone to a tantrum or two himself. Read full book review >

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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A WRINKLE IN CRIME by T. Dawn Richard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2007

"Hilarity vies with sheer foolishness in May's rollicking third adventure."
A senior citizen's sleuthing leaves behind a spectacular trail of destruction. Read full book review >