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The Digital Doctor, book review: A matter of life, death...and trust
He interviews many dozens of people, attends conferences, reads journals, and learns up technology (before beginning this book, he admits, he didn't know an API from an APB). So he naturally focuses on medical errors. But the rising drumbeat of ...

'Cure for Dreaming' a thrilling tale: book review
Interspersed throughout the book are black and white images of suffragettes, hypnosis demonstrations and more images relevant to the plot. While I enjoyed this book, I don't think it is as strong as her debut novel, "In the Shadow of Blackbirds." I ...

'The Jesus Experience' Book Review: A Brutally Honest Christian's Testimony ...
'The Jesus Experience' Book Review: A Brutally Honest Christian's Testimony ...

'Inspector of the Dead' has makings of juicy period-piece mystery, but it's a ...
'Inspector of the Dead' has makings of juicy period-piece mystery, but it's a ...

Daily Book Review: 'Grey'
Some jerk leaked the first 12 chapters of “Midnight Sun,” her highly anticipated follow-up to the “Twilight” series, and this betrayal squashed her creative muse so thoroughly that she swore she'd never finish writing the book. The news broke my ...

Book Review: The Stewardship of Wealth
In his latest book, The Stewardship of Wealth: Successful Private Wealth Management for Investors and Their Advisors, Gregory Curtis goes beyond a traditional study on investment policy, asset selection and monitoring, and risk management of and the ...

Comic Book Reviews for July 1, 2015
By Jesse Schedeen, Jeff Lake and Levi HuntThe first week of July proved to be a big one for comic readers. DC kicked off the second month of their new relaunch, delivering new chapters of Action Comics, Green Lantern and Green Arrow, along with new ...

The New Economics Of Liquidity And Financial Frictions [Book Review]
The New Economics of Liquidity and Financial Frictions is a book about a new branch of economics that is largely a synthesis of macro and finance. In many ways, it is a radical departure from the older, frictionless approach still prevalent in economic ...

[BOOK REVIEW] 'Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic' by JB Kaufman
Anytime J.B. Kaufman puts out a new book, you know it's going to be out-of-this-world incredible. His newest release Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic is no exception. It perfectly details and encapsulates the making of one of Walt Disney's ...

Review: Snarky 'Book of Mormon' as blasphemous and witty as ever
Praise the Lord! "The Book of Mormon" has finally arrived in Silicon Valley. The blasphemous gospel according to Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be accepting converts through July 12 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. Caveat: Those who lack ...

Book Review: Jim Ray Daniels' "Eight Mile High"
But my favorite book of his has always been "Dandelion Wine." While reading the new collection of short stories by Michigan writer Jim Ray Daniels, my mind kept returning to it. The stories in Daniels's new book "Eight Mile High" have a lot in common ...

Book review: “Corsair” by James L. Cambias
Now that summer has officially arrived, many readers are pining for light fare to take to the beach. “Corsair,” by James Cambias of Deerfield, makes an ideal summer read. This new novel is a science-fiction romp set in 2030. Nuclear fusion has finally ...

Book Review: 'The Uses Of The Body,' Deborah Landau
Poet Tess Taylor reviews The Uses of the Body by Deborah Landau. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Instead of ignoring the strange things a woman's body does through motherhood and aging, Deborah Landau's new collection revels in them. It's called "The Uses ...

Comic Book Review – The Wicked + The Divine #12
Speaking of Beth, I found her presence to be a welcome addition to this book. Cassandra was always the critic and the skeptic, but she was a little too academic and honest to be a good kind of celebrity journalist. Beth is all tabloid, chasing the ...

Book Review: "Backpacking With the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as a Spiritual ...
Book Review: "Backpacking With the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as a Spiritual ...

BOOK REVIEW: Tahir creates engaging debut novel
Tahir is great at creating emotion in readers, causing them to rage, panic and hate right alongside the characters in her book. The characters in this novel were well-developed and interesting to read about as they all try to eke out a living in this ...

Book review: 'The Painter' by Peter Heller
He once shot and killed a man in a bar. He is sometimes overcome with dark tempers. His marriage fell apart. Jim Stegner needed a change. Now he's in the wilderness of Colorado, tying fishing flies, painting and studiously remaining alone, save for a ...

Book Review: 'The Truth According to Us'
The setting for Annie Barrow's “The Truth According to Us,” fictional Macedonia, West Virginia, and the Vail Valley share a delightful small-town vibe. Residents can run into a dentist in the post office, a high school principle at the florist and a ...

Book Review: 'System: With His face in the Sun' by Jon A. Davidson
Though the cover and the title of the book didn't initially draw me in, I enjoyed that both ultimately tied in to the story and reading the blurb about the statue made it even more interesting. Jon Davidson has an impressive first novel in System: With ...

Book Giveaway & Review: 'Weightless' by Sarah Bannan
When fifteen-year-old Carolyn moves from New Jersey to Alabama with her mother, she rattles the status quo of the junior class at Adams High School. A good student and natural athlete, she's immediately welcomed by the school's cliques. She's even ...

Comic Book Review – Airboy #2
Airboy_02-1 Are the drugs wearing off, or just kicking in? After a night of debauchery, James and Greg have a hell of a hangover in the form of 1940s comic book character Airboy. The aviation hero is curious to learn what the future has to offer. Hey ...

Comic Book Review – We Stand on Guard #1
On the other hand, it's very violent, and this is a book that's at least partly about drone warfare. So, I'll be curious to see where it goes. I will be discussing spoilers in my review, so consider yourself forewarned. In 2112, Amber and Jim are ...

BOOK REVIEW: The battle to be a better man
Overcoming addiction isn't just a difficult choice; it's a lifetime of hard work. Rick Steber's newest book is the true story of Dave Franke and his choice to either live in moral squalor or lift himself up by his bootstraps and be a better man. Franke ...

A Book for Her, by Bridget Christie - book review: A searingly accurate ...
A Book for Her, by Bridget Christie - book review: A searingly accurate ...

Book review: 'Captain Moroni's Command' offers insights into the Book of ...
Book review: 'Captain Moroni's Command' offers insights into the Book of ...

Children's book review: "Your Head Shape Reveals Your Personality"
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, science is knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation. The entry goes on to explain that science is the state of knowing — is knowledge as ...

Book review: 'Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball's Longest ...
Book review: 'Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball's Longest ...

Book review: 'Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs, A True ...
Book review: 'Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs, A True ...

Book review: 'Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a ...
Book review: 'Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a ...

Local authors explore how TV, movies portray 'Work-Family Debate'
Ellyn A. Lem and Timothy J. Dunn, faculty colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, don't solve the work-life balance problem in their book "The Work-Family Debate in Popular Culture" — no mere mortals could be expected to resolve what is a ...

Book review: Three audiobooks for those long summer drives
#Virgie DeNucci reviewed "A Deadly Wandering" last December, and I listened to the audiobook this past week. This is an extremely important book. #If you use your phone while driving, stop! Richtel weaves the story of Reggie Shaw, whose texting while ...

Book review: Story of stolen maps entertains and informs
He is a retired chemist and local historian.In the summer of 2013, E. Forbes Smiley III was released from a minimum-security federal prison after serving 42 months for slicing maps from old books at a slew of prestigious libraries. He admitted to ...

Book review (Nonfiction): Ashe vs Connors - Wimbledon 1975: Tennis that went ...
Book review (Nonfiction): Ashe vs Connors - Wimbledon 1975: Tennis that went ...

Book review: Local author pens a satisfying sequel to 'The Last letter'
Oakmont's Kathleen Shoop continues the historical romance series she began in “The Last Letter” with “The Road Home (The Letter Series, Book 2).” It takes readers to 1891, a time of separation between Jeanie Arthur and 14-year-old twins Katherine and ...

Book review: Nixon Agonistes -- His tainted legacy still overshadows the nation
The conventional wisdom among Nixon apologists is that the Watergate scandal has been overblown, that the crimes were those that had been committed by other presidents, too, and that Richard Nixon was a great man who did great things. And this ...

Book review: Joseph Ellis shows how the Revolutionary War was only the ...
Book review: Joseph Ellis shows how the Revolutionary War was only the ...

Book review: Chess frames battle, redemption between Nazi and Jew
John Donoghue's first novel is a piece of historical fiction filled with multifaceted characters that make the reader leave the book emotionally confused yet strangely psychologically clear. Set in two different times, 1940s Auschwitz and Amsterdam in ...

Book review: 'Our Souls at Night'
Kent Haruf's swan song, the slight novel “Our Souls at Night,” isn't exactly a capstone on the career of the Colorado novelist who died last November of lung disease. Still, it does provides a fitting introduction to this author, as well as a marvelous ...

Book review: 'My Paris Dream'
Kate Betts' “My Paris Dream” isn't just about Paris. And the memoir about breaking into the fashion industry isn't just about trends. The story of how Betts moved to Paris and eventually spent 25 years reporting on the fashion industry for the likes of ...

Book review: Dick Wolf delivers exciting new thriller 'The Ultimatum'
His latest book, “The Ultimatum,” is the third thriller to feature New York police detective Jeremy Fisk, and it's Wolf's best yet. He examines several topics that could easily be “ripped from the headlines,” including the use of drones and issues ...

Book review" "The Joy of Killing," by Harry N. Maclean
Denver writer Harry Maclean is well-versed in evil. The author of four nonfiction works and an Edgar Award winner, he is best known for "In Broad Daylight," about the 1981 murder of a small-town Missouri bully in front of 45 witnesses. Now, for the ...

Book review: 'Project Puffin' explores complicated return of Maine coastal icon
Since this is also a memoir, told in partnership with Boston Globe columnist Derrick Z. Jackson, the book goes back even further. A delightful chapter relates Kress's boyhood in land-locked Columbus, Ohio, where he filled his parents' house with ...

Book Review: "College or Not?"
Today's society inculcates people with the notion that in order to succeed, you need to go to college and earn your degree. But with the cost of tuition rising while students graduate with burdensome student loan debt, many of whom are unable to find a ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and ...
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and ...

'The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up' by ...
'The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up' by ...

A Curious Bit of Backstory Behind the NYT's Review of Chris Hedges' New Book
Chris Hedges' latest book, “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt” was given top placement in this weekend's New York Times Book Review section, and although a high profile doesn't always guarantee high praise, turns out there's a story ...

Book Review: Dolen Perkins-Valdez's 'Balm' traces stories of healing after ...
Book Review: Dolen Perkins-Valdez's 'Balm' traces stories of healing after ...

Book Review: Mastering Basic Cheesemaking The Fun and Fundamentals of ...
Book Review: Mastering Basic Cheesemaking The Fun and Fundamentals of ...

Book Review: Sonja Livingston explores femininity and fertility in 'Queen of ...
Book Review: Sonja Livingston explores femininity and fertility in 'Queen of ...

Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance marries humor and scientific insight
The bit was the genesis of Modern Romance, Ansari's hugely entertaining and remarkably insightful new book, and while he's covered this ground before—particularly in his Buried Alive special—he uses the extra space offered by a literary format to ...


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