Search Results: "Robert J. Wicks"


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PERSPECTIVE by Robert J. Wicks
NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2014

"Readers familiar with the territory will find helpful suggestions but little that is new or original."
A self-help survey of therapeutic practices based on wellness rather than sickness as a model. Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY THEATER by Maris Wicks
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"It's a lot to take in at one sitting, but this anatomical extravaganza really gets to the heart of the matter. Not to mention the guts, nerves, veins, bones…. (glossary, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 12-14)"
A theatrical introduction to human anatomy, as well-choreographed as it is informative. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN FALLOUT by Brandon Wicks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Wicks' stylistic reach sometimes exceeds his grasp, but overall this is a promising first novel about family, domesticity, and the ties that bind, whether we want them to or not."
In this alternately prolix and poignant debut, a young gay man, long estranged from his parents, heads south to retrieve his ailing mother after the suicide of his father. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 2, 1998

"Ton Segev's The First Israelis) do a better job of telling the same story. (50 b&w photos)"
An overly brief history of the struggle for a Jewish state, from the British conquest of Palestine during WWI (1917) through Israel's war of independence and its first year of nationhood (1949). Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE ARCH by Robert J. Randisi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"Louis, Detective Joe Keough (Alone with the Dead, 1995) hits the ground running in his search for the Mall Rat, a killer who preys on blond mothers and their young childrenand who may have orphaned a little boy who turns up outside the station in Keough's first day on the job."
In The Shadow Of The Arch ($23.95; Jan. 15; 368 pp.; 0-312-18115-9): Transplanted from the Big Apple to St. Read full book review >

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Early Christianity In Its Song and Verse by Robert J. Glendinning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2015

"A substantive, streamlined look at early Christian poetry and music."
A debut book provides a blend of scholarship and creative translation focusing on Christianity's formative years. Read full book review >

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THE DIRECTORS by Robert J. Emery
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Nevertheless, any volume that assembles the thoughts of Sidney Lumet, Spike Lee, Sydney Pollack, Norman Jewison, and Robert Wise is going to have some plums—for readers willing to dig deep enough. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A raw, messy volume of interview transcripts, saved in part by the unquenchable entertainment value of behind-the-scenes stories of how directors bring their movies to life. Read full book review >

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HUMANS by Robert J. Sawyer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The last of this trilogy is promised, but it's hard to imagine why."
In this sequel to Hominids (p. 712), Sawyer sends a Neanderthal physicist from an alternate Earth back to our Earth only to discover what rotters Homosapiens really are. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A collection without much reason for being."
Murder and mayhem—but only traces of glitter—abound in this Hollywood anthology. Read full book review >

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SPANISH JACK by Robert J. Conley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"For fans of the genre and of Robert J. Conley only."
An eventful tale of a renegade Chickamuga Indian's resistance to tribal oppression and the US government's oppression of Native American populations, from the prolific Cherokee author (The Cherokee Dragon, 2000, etc.), a three-time Spur winner. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT OF FALLING STARS by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 1997

"A sharp portrait of a place, but too often diluted by a scattered and uncertain plot and people."
A debut novel in which many stories mingle in the wake of a plane crash. Read full book review >

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MINDSCAN by Robert J. Sawyer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Lots of prattle about science, philosophical issues and the ironies of contemporary pop culture. For die-hard fans only."
Award-winning Sawyer takes a break from his latest trilogy (Humans, 2003, etc.) with a slow disquisition on consciousness and identity pretending to be an SF novel of ideas. Read full book review >