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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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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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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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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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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"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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MOONDREAM by Victor Osborne
Released: April 20, 1989

After quarreling with his good friend Katy, Rupert is wakened by a fearsome "Grabbly"; Katy hears their straggle, rushes to the rescue, and is carried off instead—thus initiating Rupert's book-long journey to rescue her. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"A well-crafted, constantly revealing study of the world-altering changes of recent history."
A sturdy examination of events that led to the collapse of Eastern Europe's communist regimes. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN BEAUTY by Victor Erofeyev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"It is a dynamo—and Erofeyev (who, together with Aksyonov, edited a dissident-writings collection, Metropol, in 1983) puts himself directly into the rank of Aksyonov, Bitov, Tolstaya—the best of the Russian writers working now."
This supernova monologue is the story of Irina (Ira) Tarakanova—Moscow muse, lover of countless men and also a few women, singer of a long song of despair and humor and satire and Russianness. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS, LOVERS, ENEMIES by Barbara Victor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"Sophomoric."
Victor (Absence of Pain, 1988; Misplaced Lives, 1990) doles out a plodding dull-o-drama of terrorist intrigue in the Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE YELLOW ARROW by Victor Pelevin
Released: May 1, 1996

"A brilliant parable that treats a dauntingly abstract conception with vivid specificity and clear-eyed humanity."
An enigmatic novella, whose suggestive central image strikingly encapsulates the character of post-Soviet society and, more generally, the fate of man—from the prize-winning Russian author of Omon Ra (see above). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A useful, pertinent work for understanding the human story behind the headlines."
From the former director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, an eye-opening view of the closed, repressive dictatorship of North Korea. Read full book review >