Search Results: "Robert Wright"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A cogent and approachable argument for a personal meditation practice based on secular Buddhist principles."
A bestselling author sets out to improve the world by encouraging mindful meditation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

A provocative book by a senior editor of the New Republic, author of Three Scientists and Their Gods (1988), examining the vibrant new science of evolutionary psychology. Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF GOD by Robert Wright
NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2009

"Offers little new scholarship, but the in-depth approach yields original insights."
Wright (Nonzero, 2001, etc.) joins the decade's bandwagon with a tome explaining away God as something people made up over time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"A well-constructed history of a remarkable story, the repercussions of which are still felt today."
Thrilling account of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis that focuses on the little-known role of Canadian diplomats in protecting Americans. Read full book review >

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BEYOND ULTRA by Robert A. Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2011

"Fans of epic historical fiction will applaud."
Wright's historical drama follows two families—one Spanish and the other German—and the devastating effects of three wars on their lives. Read full book review >

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VALHALLA REVEALED by Robert A. Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"The second installment's streamlined plot results in a crisper, more engaging thriller."
Wright's (Beyond Ultra, 2011) historical novel continues the saga of the Hoffman and Ortega families as various countries try to track down a German submarine and a man searches for his missing brother. Read full book review >

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A TOWER OF GIRAFFES by Anna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"This brief, exquisite overview may well have readers wishing for a sequel—or consulting reference books to find out more collective nouns. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
From a gaggle of geese to an ostentation of peacocks, a gathering of collective nouns. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET CIRCUS by Johanna Wright
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"A quiet, comforting debut, best shared snuggled close together. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Somewhere, beneath the twinkling lights of Paris, there is a circus. Read full book review >

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TRIO by Robert Pinget
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2005

"Adventurous readers will find nourishment for their imaginations in these works; true fans can fulfill Pinget's wish by reading them aloud."
Swiss-born Pinget (1919-97) was one of the lesser-known practitioners of le nouveau roman. These three works, published in the U.S. between 1978 and 1982, are collected here for the first time. Read full book review >

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THE ORCHESTRA PIT by Johanna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Back at the right pit, the snake twists into a treble clef—a charming endnote. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A snake meandering into "the wrong pit" leads readers through this appealing introduction to an orchestra and its instruments—brass, wind instruments, strings and percussion. Read full book review >

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BUNNIES ON ICE by Johanna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A healthy if impersonal dose of self-affirmation delivered by a cast with long, fetching bunny ears. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Bursting with confidence, a young skater describes what it takes to be a champion (at least in her own mind) in this wobbly but amusing manifesto. Read full book review >

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BANDITS by Johanna Wright
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"An enjoyable take on a nocturnal, urban animal's habits in an accessible story that, with illustrations in better sync, might have resulted in a refreshing outcome. Unfortunately, the result here is pedestrian. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rascally raccoons plunder and play in the night without consequence in Wright's (The Secret Circus, 2009) latest work. Read full book review >