Search Results: "Thane Maynard"


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Thane by Travis Daniel Bow
Released: June 1, 2014

"An adventure fantasy held together by a complex, compelling protagonist."
Bow's terrific debut YA novel takes readers into an action-packed fantasy world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2009

"An upbeat compendium that will energize both hands-on and armchair conservationists."
A heartening collection of conservation success stories from world-renowned primatologist Goodall (Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating, 2005, etc.), with field notes from Cincinnati Zoo director Maynard (Komodo Dragons, 2006, etc.) Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2001

"It's no easy task to write a readable history of the WWII years leaving out all battles and concentrating on how the bill was paid, but Skidelsky succeeds superbly."
Final volume in the definitive biography (following The Economist as Savior, 1920-1937, 1994, etc.) of the brilliant British economist. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1997

"While the birds command center stage, what steals the show are Reece's superb landscape settings, from the disheveled sweep of a mown cornfield to the intimate woodlands so many of these birds like to call home. (84 illustrations, 79 in color)"
These oil and watercolor paintings of upland birds—pheasant, grouse, quail, wild turkey, ptarmigan, snipe, among others—amply display Reece's realistic style. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A comprehensive and commanding profile that's bidding fair to become the standard reference. (Sixteen pages of b&w illustrations)"
The second installment of Skidelsky's three-volume biography of the 20th century's most influential and controversial economist. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1993

"Hutchins) does his old friend justice in this admiring but critical biography. (Sixteen illustrations)"
A biography/memoir of the extraordinary Hutchins—educational reformer, administrative genius, Great Books mentor, academic freedom-fighter, and liberal polemicist—that was edited by Hicks (formerly, English/UMass at Amherst) from 900 pages of a working draft left by Mayer (If Men Were Angels, 1971, etc.) at his death in 1986. Read full book review >

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SECOND HAND SMOKE by Thane Rosenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 1999

"It's difficult, though, to credit a reconciliation that involves proper breathing techniques, the alignment of chakras, and a great, dewy-eyed group hug around the gravesite of a departed matriarch."
Tikkun literary editor Rosenbaum's debut novel is again, like his earlier collection of stories (Elijah Visible, 1996), an autobiographically influenced account of the burdens shouldered by children of Holocaust survivors. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF US by Joyce Maynard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A moving tribute to the evergreen lessons of the heart."
An acclaimed novelist recounts how a brief late-life marriage taught her the meaning of partnership. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD DAUGHTERS by Joyce Maynard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Simple, sentimental and symmetrical, this is a limited narrative stretched out over novel length."
Rural America cross-fertilizes with Bohemia in a story of tangled family ties. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A useful, readable primer in a specialized but strategically important corner of geopolitics."
Peak oil's not just a capitalist conspiracy, and Vladimir Putin is vexed and peeved. Read full book review >

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THE GOLEMS OF GOTHAM by Thane Rosenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2002

"Rosenbaum has high ambitions, but here he disorients with a kind of jokey hilarity that disrupts his philosophical asides, rendering The Golems of Gotham an unstable mix of camp and earnestness."
Rosenbaum's latest (Second Hand Smoke, 1999, etc.) promises an engagement with the relations between art, suffering, and memory, but delivers Mel Brooks without the rim shots in the tale of a blocked Jewish mystery writer whose daughter resurrects ghosts to release his creativity. Read full book review >

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ELIJAH VISIBLE by Thane Rosenbaum
Released: April 4, 1996

"The best pieces here are quite good indeed, however, and make their author a voice worth hearing."
A first collection from Rosenbaum, a Manhattan lawyer turned writer, draws heavily on the author's memories of growing up as the child of Holocaust survivors. ``The Holocaust,'' Rosenbaum writes, ``is the great equalizer of stark interior dramas: Reordering nerves, creating strengths and frailties, transforming individuals into something they would not have otherwise been.'' And those individuals, the ones who survive, will in turn transform those with whom they come in contact, none more so than their children—this is the running theme, the major preoccupation, of these nine stories. Read full book review >