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Review of “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. Daniel Kahneman won a Nobel Prize in economics for the work he did with his long-time intellectual partner, Amos Tversky. (Tversky probably would have shared in the prize had he lived.) Remarkably, … Continue reading

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Review of “All the Birds in the Sky” by Charlie Jane Anders

In the “Acknowledgments” at the end of this fantasy book, the author writes: “I really hope you guys enjoyed this book. If you didn’t, or if there was stuff that didn’t make sense to you or seemed too random, just … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Thunder Boy Jr.” by Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie, who won a multitude of awards for his young adult book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, here enters the children’s market with his first picture book. He explained to Ron Charles of The Washington Post … Continue reading

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Review of “Missing” by Kelley Armstrong

I love when Kelley Armstrong starts something completely new, because she invests it with energy and and an interest that sometimes seems to wane in later books of series that she writes. With this new young adult book, I feel … Continue reading

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Review of “Every Wild Heart” by Meg Donohue

Gail Gideon, 40, hosts a very popular call-in radio show for women who are “mired in one of the many states of heartbreak.” Gail counsels them on the air about how to move on with their lives. As she explained: … Continue reading

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