Search Results: "Sylvia Nasar"


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GRAND PURSUIT by Sylvia Nasar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"This broad-sweep introduction adds an important historical dimension to current debates on the future of the American economy."
A popular treatment of the emergence of political economics, as well as a discussion of the major unresolved issues still on the table today, such as the role of government in managing society versus the efficacy of the free market. Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL MIND by Sylvia Nasar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Impressively researched and detailed, but still fails to shed much light on the mysteries of genius and insanity."
A biography about a mathematical genius who suffered from schizophrenia, miraculously recovered, and later received the Nobel Prize in 1994. Read full book review >

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REVENGE ON THE FLY by Sylvia McNicoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"An entertaining visit to the past with a likable guide on a spirited—if icky—quest. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
A fly-catching contest comes to dominate the life of new Irish immigrant Will in 1912 Hamilton, Ontario. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"Even those who have never ventured under the sea will appreciate this enthusiastic guide. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Earle (Dive!, p. 64) again transports readers to the ocean's depths, this time to introduce the weird and beautiful inhabitants of the coral reef. Read full book review >

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SPACE RACE by Sylvia Waugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Aimless, patchy, uninspired work from an author who has done much better. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Though anchored by heartfelt feelings of love and loss, this diaphanous tale is unlikely to engage readers the way Waugh's more arrestingly premised "Mennyms" series has. Read full book review >

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THE ARTSY MISTAKE MYSTERY by Sylvia McNicoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An uphill trek. (Mystery. 10-12)"
How do you solve a mystery involving stolen artwork? Sometimes you need to make all the right mistakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"One-stop shopping for basic knowledge about U.S.-Mexican narcotics diplomacy."
Overview of the war on drugs being fought without relief in Mexico and the United States. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2007

"Smoller's detailed, engaging portrait of both the period and Rachel's emotional maturation aptly demonstrates how extreme forces can mold-even fortify-a life."
Amid one of the 20th century's most turbulent periods, a Polish Jew finds herself. Read full book review >

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THE DELIVERY ROOM by Sylvia Brownrigg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A gifted writer delivers a classic North London novel (sober; domestic; emotionally intelligent; middle-class) enhanced by insight and tenderness."
A period of growth, change and tragedy in the life of a London psychotherapist, her family and clients is ably tracked and empathetically dissected. Read full book review >

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PAGES FOR HER by Sylvia Brownrigg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2017

"Brownrigg considers motherhood, romance, identity, and the changes brought by time in this tender, insightful novel."
Two women, former lovers, reconnect with each other and themselves in Brownrigg's sequel (which can be read independently) to her 2001 novel, Pages for You. Read full book review >

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EARTHBORN by Sylvia Waugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"The combination of advanced but conveniently arbitrary alien science, a series of encounters with a bully that muddies Nesta's character rather than clarifying it, and space-filling subplots tied to the prequel further enervate this confusing, illogical tale. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In this weak, talky sequel to Space Race (2000), a child forces her parents to make a heartbreaking choice after learning that they're aliens from another planet. Read full book review >