Search Results: "Thane Maynard"


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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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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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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 >

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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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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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PONDFIRE by Bill Maynard
Released: March 1, 2000

"This fast-moving, predictable fare has some great action sequences, with appeal for mystery fans. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Maynard (Quiet, Wyatt!, 1999) makes fire the pivotal plot element in this short, episodic action novel. 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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THE USUAL RULES by Joyce Maynard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2003

"Profound, no, but sincere and heartfelt: could be the affirmative novel about 9/11 that a lot of readers are waiting for."
Maynard (Where Love Goes, 1995, etc.) rushes into the breach with the story of a 13-year-old girl whose mother is killed on September 11, 2001. Read full book review >

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MOZART by Maynard Solomon
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 1995

"A splendid book with ramifications for the whole study of Western culture, not just classical music."
Finally, a Mozart biography that evokes a believable portrait of a striving, powerfully creative human being. Read full book review >