Search Results: "Robin Marantz Henig"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2004

"A well-documented, highly accessible reminder of the ways in which medical and moral issues intersect and of the roles played by politics, science, religion, money, and the media."
Thought-provoking look back at the controversy stirred up by in vitro fertilization in the 1970s, when opponents warned, with some accuracy, that the new technology was poised at the edge of a "slippery slope" down which lay even more unnatural interventions in human life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2000

"Henig not only achieves her goal of making Mendel come alive as a 'flawed but brilliant human being,' but provides a fascinating picture as well of a scientific age when luck and personalities—and not just brains—determined success."
A clear and engaging account of the life and times of the Moravian monk whose passion for numbers and painstaking work with pea plants laid the foundation for the modern science of genetics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"Complex science made not just accessible but wholly fascinating, and communicated with a sense of urgency yet without sensationalism. (Seven illustrations—not seen.)"
How and why new viruses ``emerge,'' their possible impact on humanity's future, and what scientists are doing about it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"An examination that escapes the dangers of overgeneralization to provide provocative information presented compellingly."
A mother and daughter examine the millennials, children born in the United States from 1980 through 1990. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1992

"Replete with anecdotal material, this offers few new insights but does lay out issues of development that only adoptees face over the course of life."
A rather thin volume that nevertheless will reassure adoptees that it is usual for questions about adoption and birth parents to persist throughout life. Read full book review >

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JANE AUSTEN IN BOCA by Paula Marantz Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A silly trifle but clever and fun."
The title says it all. Cohen, a humanities professor and author of several books of scholarly nonfiction, offers a kosher teacake of a first novel loosely fashioned after Pride and Prejudice and elucidating the social mores of genteel Jewish retirees in Boca Raton. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

 

Cover Story: Surprisingly Accurate
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Easy Breezy
Bonus Factors: Bad Boy, Catering
Anti-Bonus Factor: Eyebrow Piercing
Relationship Status: Fling

Cover Story: Surprisingly Accurate

At first glance, this cover screams STOCK PHOTO. Well, actually, it screams ROMANCE, but it's also saying ...


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WHEN THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON BECOMES THE BOY NEXT DOOR
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Cover Story: Thumbs Up
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Graduate of the School of Sarah Dessen
Bonus Factors: Cameron Quick, Surfing
Relationship Status: This Ain't No Puppy Love

 

Cover Story: Thumbs Up

The typeface on this cover looks like it came straight out of a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"Despite a sometimes muddled narrative, Marantz presents an ultimately compelling snapshot of an era—and a city—in the throes of social upheaval."
A strange tale involving George Wallace, race relations and high-school basketball in Omaha, Neb. Read full book review >

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A CHICKEN FOLLOWED ME HOME! by Robin Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A delightful and informative book for families wanting to raise chickens or learn where eggs come from. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In her first foray as solo writer and illustrator, Page, Steve Jenkins' frequent collaborator (and spouse), presents a child-friendly Q-and-A to prepare children for the titular eventuality. Read full book review >

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I USED TO BE THE BABY by Robin Ballard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Though this child is meant to be a model, he seems more patient and helpful than many children would be. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This effort would fall into the "new sibling issues" category, the premise laid out on the first page, "I used to be the baby, but now I am big. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND by Robin Talley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Emotionally astute, with a few gaps. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A relationship between Gretchen, who identifies as a lesbian, and Toni, whose gender identity evolves, suffers growing pains when the two attend college in different cities. Read full book review >