Search Results: "Tom Mueller"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Engrossing history, vivid contemporary reporting and a cogent call to action, expertly blended in an illuminating text."
Expanding on his New Yorker article exposing fraud in the olive oil industry, Mueller considers the trade's past, present, and future. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2009

"Politically savvy and unafraid to be controversial (but not unnecessarily). An eye-opener for students of geopolitics and a useful primer for would-be globetrotters."
A helter-skelter travelogue in which London-based journalist Mueller endures blasts of rhetoric from the likes of Bono, various nationalists and pundits, as well as blasts of bombs and bad vibes in all corners of the world. Read full book review >

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CREATIVE CHANGE by Jennifer Mueller
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Solid reading for the business set though no substitute for books by Twyla Tharp, Daniel Dennett, and other creative thinkers."
Of innovation and its great enemy, inertia. Read full book review >

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A Different Way by Louise Mueller
Released: March 26, 2015

"A worthy book for those seeking company, not guidance, on their spiritual paths."
In this debut memoir based on a series of personal blog posts, Mueller questions God in order to discover her purpose in life. Read full book review >

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THE CLIMATE OF THE COUNTRY by Marnie Mueller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

Life in the wartime Tule Lake Japanese American Segregation Camp, in a nuanced yet strangely unaffecting tale of a pacifist's struggle to reconcile his beliefs with the camp militants' violent behavior. Read full book review >

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ASK DR. MUELLER by Cookie Mueller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Essential reading for bohos, dropouts, and poseurs of every stripe and era."
Engaging, depressing, and remarkably free of artifice, these vignettes of 1980s low life by the late downtown actress and performance artist may not succeed in capturing her scene as well Henry Miller did his—but they make an impressive attempt. Read full book review >

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A Pretty Age by Barbara Mueller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"Well-crafted, sophisticated inspirational fiction."
Two classmates at a convent boarding school in Kansas in 1910 find themselves in danger when one girl's mother is missing and someone doesn't want her found. Read full book review >

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A NEW LEASH ON LIFE by Erna Mueller
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Cop-dog comic YA novel-fantasy doesn't lead the pack but still may collar a following among adolescent readers."
Tough Seattle cop Lt. Spencer Watley, killed in the line of duty, is reincarnated in the body of his former police dog to redeem himself not only by nabbing the cyber-crooks responsible, but also by helping a troubled teenager face physical and emotional challenges. Read full book review >

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MY MOTHER’S ISLAND by Marnie Mueller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"An earnest, if sometimes oppressive, exploration of well-worn territory."
In Mueller's third (The Climate of the Country, 1999, etc.), a woman whose history closely parallels the author's bio, nurses her dying mother and attempts to come to terms with their troubled relationship. Read full book review >

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BORROWED SOULS by Chelsea  Mueller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A quick, if predictable, ride for urban fantasy fans. Mueller tries for emotional depth with her leads, but the themes of guilt and family are handled too heavily to get much traction."
In Mueller's debut novel, a young woman struggles to save her brother from the mob but is sucked into a world of shady magic and a partnership with a handsome bad boy. Read full book review >