Search Results: "Victor J. Stenger"


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GOD AND THE ATOM by Victor J. Stenger
NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2013

"A disappointing rehash of the science-vs.-religion debate."
An emeritus professor of physics and astronomy traces the roots of modern science, including the discovery of the Higgs boson, to the materialist Greek and Roman philosophers 2,500 years ago. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"An intriguing, if a bit unstructured, novel of ideas about the nature of personal healing."
A psychological tale centers on a woman's quest to calm her own inner turmoil. Read full book review >

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THE TATRA EAGLE by J. Victor Tomaszek
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A grand, if sometimes grandiose, portrayal of a szabla-wielding hero. "
Tomaszek (Dance the Golden Calf, 2016, etc.) offers a sweeping novel of historical military fiction set in 17th-century Poland. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 16, 1990

Despite its title and 796 pages, this nutrition guide isn't really complete—at least not for anyone with a serious interest in the pure foods revolution of the past ten years. Read full book review >

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"Trippy, creative, and thoughtful, this vocabulary book should awaken imaginations."
An ABC book for all ages features the artist/author's illustrations of unusual words in unexpected combinations, from "apperceptive achatina" to "zooid zeppelin's zygote." Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF LINES by Victor Hussenot
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A familiar plot retold in imaginative drawings that beg multiple readings. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A boy and a girl explore an unknown world of sharp lines, conquer monsters, and tumble their way into new lands. Read full book review >

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BIG MACHINE by Victor LaValle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Too idea-hungry and haywire to be fully successful, too alive and abrasive to be missed. The multicultural novel has come of age—smashingly."
Lavalle (The Ecstatic, 2002, etc.) fractures all our tidy notions of how well-made fiction ought to behave in his singular tale of a bizarre quest that achieves apocalyptic fulfillment. Read full book review >

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STAY by Victor Gischler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Wait for the TV series. Or the graphic novel?"
Ex-Army stay-at-home dad David Sparrow taps into his inner warrior when his family is threatened by a crime lord. Men everywhere give a sigh of relief as he reclaims his masculinity. Read full book review >

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MARY AND THE DREAM QUILT by Susan Victor
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"A charming but uneven story about a little girl who must save the day."
In Victor's children's book, a little girl named Mary discovers the magical Dream Quilt, a patchwork door to the lands of fairies, nursery rhymes, mermaids and ghosts. Read full book review >

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YARDIE by Victor Headley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1993

"An exciting debut, then, not without precedent but tough and sharp as nails."
Ghetto-based crime novel that's caused a small sensation in London, where its desktop-computer publication and guerrilla-style distribution have met with impressive sales and reviews. Read full book review >

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RELATIVE SINS by Cynthia Victor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Well-paced and readable for devotees of the genre."
Victor's hardcover debut—a contemporary romance that probes the powerful bonds between mother and daughter, despite a fate that seems to have forced them forever apart. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN LEAVES by Victor McGlothin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Credible, honest look at a hot-button issue in the African-American community: a first, originally self-published, from this Dallas-based author."
Black college athletes and young professionals confront the specter of AIDS. Read full book review >