Search Results: "Robert N. Chan"


BOOK REVIEW

Lying in Wait by Robert N. Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2013

"Intriguing plotlines, but graphic descriptions of rape, torture and murder may deter many."
Chan's (To Gain the Whole World, 2013)pulpy psychological thriller is not for the faint of heart. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1995

"Essential reading for anyone concerned with the debate on issues of public health and medical research."
Pulling no punches and dodging no controversy, Proctor dives into the politics of cancer research. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A powerful reminder that Fuller's death by shipwreck was a tragic loss not just to her loved ones but to American literature. (8 b&w illustrations)"
A splendid selection of letters from the pen of our first prominent feminist intellectual (1810-50). Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SOCIETY by Robert N. Bellah
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An often incisive treatise that debunks some age-old truisms and sounds a cautiously optimistic note for the future."
Five academics (Bellah, Richard Madsen, William Sullivan, Ann Swidler, Steven Tipton) follow up an earlier work (Habits of the Heart, 1985, which examined America's conflict between individualism and social commitment) with one that focuses on institutions. Read full book review >

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THE NAZI WAR ON CANCER by Robert N. Proctor
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Despite its shortcomings, an important, instructive book that expands our knowledge of the role medical researchers played in Hitler's Germany. (39 b&w illustrations)"
A fascinating look at German contributions to the study of cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGIE'S BEST BAD DAY by Ruth Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"For any kid who has spent part of the day facedown on the ground in utter defeat, Georgie and his pals make great commiserating companions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the second Georgie and Friends book from Chan, a very bad day goes from calamity to a memorably good time. Read full book review >

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GLORY DAYS by Gillian Chan
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Certainly this audience needs to know that their actions can have serious and regrettable consequences, but they'll have to look elsewhere for stories of personal salvation and the redemptive power of love. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Chan (Golden Girl, p. 1219) returns to mythical Elmwood High for this second collection of interrelated short stories. Read full book review >

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THE FAT YEARS by Chan Koonchung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Didactic, often wearingly so, but interesting as an example of the kind of storytelling the powers that be don't want heard."
A dystopian portrait of China in 2013, where the populace is both muzzled and soothed by state-controlled capitalism. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S THE PARTY? by Ruth Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Not likely to be much of a surprise even for diapered cake eaters, but this uncomplicated, feel-good debut is definitely a charmer. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Georgie the cat is eager to throw a party—but none of his friends can come! Bummer. Read full book review >

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A SPIDER ON THE STAIRS by Cassandra Chan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Chan (Village Affairs, 2006, etc.) beefs up the mystery while retaining the Golden Age feel to produce her best work to date."
Christmas in Yorkshire is a nasty combination of pouring rain and murder. Read full book review >