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Archive for December, 2011


Book review: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon – Burnley Express

Burnley Express Book review: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach LemmonBurnley ExpressBy Pam Norfolk When the Taliban took control of Kabul in September 1996, thousands of women saw their lives transformed… overnight, they were banned from schools and offices and even forbidden from leaving home on their own. …

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Book Review: Spontaneous Happiness by Andrew Weil – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Book Review: Spontaneous Happiness by Andrew WeilSeattle Post Intelligencer (blog)By Don Ingwerson, BLOGCRITICS.ORG The ultimate goal of Andrew Weil – Harvard educated physician and founder and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrated Medicine – is to expand and strengthen integrative medicine while transforming the health care …

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Book review: ‘Shaq Uncut’ by former Laker Shaquille O’Neal – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Book review: 'Shaq Uncut' by former Laker Shaquille O'NealLos Angeles TimesFans will relish the basketball player's insider view of the team's glory days and more. But the autobiography would benefit from more personal revelations. Former Laker Shaquille O'Neal holds a copy of 'Shaq Uncut.' (Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images) By …

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Book Review: Toxicity by Libby Fischer Hellmann – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Book Review: Toxicity by Libby Fischer HellmannSeattle Post Intelligencer (blog)By The Dirty Lowdown, BLOGCRITICS.ORG Fans of the Georgia Davis PI series (Easy Innocence and Doubleback), and anybody who loves police procedurals written tautly, with grit and a healthy dose of noir, will love this one. Toxicity is a prequel to the …

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Book Review: Five Dances with Death: Dance One, by Austin Briggs – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Book Review: Five Dances with Death: Dance One, by Austin BriggsSeattle Post Intelligencer (blog)By Mayra Calvani, BLOGCRITICS.ORG If you're a fan of historical novels, are interested in the Aztecs, and would like to try something different, you'll enjoy Five Dances with Death: Dance One, by Austin Briggs. Written in first person from the point of [...]

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Book Review: Hitler’s Ashes by John T. Cox – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Book Review: Hitler's Ashes by John T. CoxSeattle Post Intelligencer (blog)By ManOfLaBook.com, BLOGCRITICS.ORG Hitler's Ashes: How Hitler's Assassination Leads to the Development of Germany's Atomic Bomb by John T. Cox is a fictional book in a popular genre known as "what if." The "what if" genre, also known as alternative …

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Book Review: My Boyfriend Wrote a Book about Me by Hilary Winston – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Book Review: My Boyfriend Wrote a Book about Me by Hilary WinstonSeattle Post Intelligencer (blog)By Nili Wexler, BLOGCRITICS.ORG The first word that comes to mind upon consideration of this book is "oy." The oy (as all the most profound ones are) is two-fold. It is an "oy" for the author who has suffered a string [...]

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Book Review: The Lucky Baseball: My Story in a Japanese-American Internment … – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Book Review: The Lucky Baseball: My Story in a Japanese-American Internment …Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)By Mayra Calvani, BLOGCRITICS.ORG The Lucky Baseball is a highly entertaining and educational novel about a young Japanese-American boy whose dream is to become a famous baseball player. Set during the time of the war between the US and Japan, …

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Book Review: Screw Business as Usual by Richard Branson – BusinessWeek

BusinessWeek Book Review: Screw Business as Usual by Richard BransonBusinessWeekBy Michael Rosenwald By Richard Branson Richard Branson has an enormous head, both anatomically—his dome is sizable—and figuratively: His ego arguably has no rival in contemporary capitalism. Shameless name-dropper though he is, stories he tells …

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Book review: ‘Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of … – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Book review: 'Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of …Los Angeles TimesBy Richard Rayner, Special to the Los Angeles Times On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp set at 23000 feet on Mt. Everest. They were George Mallory, who, at 37, was already one [...]

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