Search Results: "Robert Spector"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Lively lessons about business ethics and practices that Fortune 500 companies, the author suggests, would be wise to follow."
There's no business like small business in this study of the retail sector. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A solid effort, despite moments of implausibility."
A passable imagining of the eighth-century Byzantium, where intransigent Muslims lurked at the outer gates, and sinister doings within the walls kept things interesting. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE WICKED by Liv Spector
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A fun, nubile, seductive Agatha Christie-meets-The Love Boat, promising twists and turns for everyone."
Given the chance to clear her sister's name, time-traveling detective Lila Day returns to the scene of the crime. Read full book review >

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UNDERGROUND by Craig Spector
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Grisly fun for the fans."
Spector (To Bury the Dead, 2000, etc.) premises his latest horror novel on the moral dilemma of souls trapped in a Virginia mansion. Read full book review >

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THE RICH AND THE DEAD by Liv Spector
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"With more drama than ratiocination, this is a breezy, light detective novel."
Given the chance to go back in time to catch a murderer, would you risk it? Even knowing that you couldn't save the victims? Read full book review >

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THE DIET MYTH by Tim Spector
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A concise, entertaining book that demystifies the benefits of balanced microbes through healthier eating."
Spector (Genetic Epidemiology/King's Coll. London; Identically Different: Why We Can Change Our Genes, 2013) asserts that essential digestive microbes are major determinants of body composition. Read full book review >

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IDENTICALLY DIFFERENT by Tim Spector
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A delightfully thought-provoking overview of the nature-vs.-nurture debate."
Genes dictate our anatomy, emotions and behavior, except when they don't, according to this ingenious account of how inheritance and environments—including our parents' environment—vie to make an individual. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2016

"A lightweight but engaging look back at days of long lunches and seemingly infinite expense accounts."
A retired adman shares tales of hawking everything from Tareyton cigarettes to the AT&T Yellow Pages in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"The strength of this lengthy, overtly didactic story is that it gives teachers and surviving parents a working vocabulary to use with grieving children and will help when they need to be nudged to talk. (Fiction/bibliotherapy. 9 & up)"
Emily and Ben, with the help of their father, work through their grief after their mother dies from cancer. Read full book review >

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SATURNALIA by Joel Spector
Released: April 10, 1990

"A fine achievement."
Fleischman, 1989 Newbery poetry winner, returns with historical fiction about masters and servants in 17th-century Boston. Read full book review >

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HOW TO PEE by Todd Spector
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A continuously clever concept that allows kids to alleviate their fears even as they relieve their bladders. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A book that's unafraid to put the fun in flushing. Read full book review >

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"A valuable guide to spiritual principles and practices that aptly covers the basics plus a few twists."
A shaman shares her wisdom in Marks and Spector'sself-help book. Read full book review >