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Finn Murphy’s The Long Haul lauded in NYT

The Times raves “The stories Murphy tells…my goodness, how astonishing they are, and how moving, and how funny, and how just plain weird. Wait until you get to the one about the unlikely polygamist. Or the client who dies, mid-move. The next time you think of your movers as invisible, remember: They see all of … [Read More]

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NYT Review of Talking Pictures: “Hornaday is a Genius”

Inspired by a series of instructional articles she assembled for her readers some years back, here Ann Hornaday, an estimable movie critic at The Washington Post and a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in criticism, considers various aspects of filmmaking in chapters that roughly follow the timeline of production.

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“Mothers and Sons”: NYT Review of Rebel Mother

Caught between parents, cultures and ideologies, Andreas’s thoroughly engrossing account of his conflicted upbringing is enriched by excerpts from his mother’s diaries, offering glimpses into the mind of a woman so driven by a desire for social equality that her actions call into question what constitutes quality parenting. “I really feel terrible sometimes when I … [Read More]

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Why Buddhism is True Starred PW Review

Publisher’s Weekly raves “Wright’s joyful and insightful book is both entertaining and informative, equally accessible to general audiences and more experienced practitioners.”

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Rave WSJ review of Change Agent

In the words of Tom Shippey “Biopunk has been waiting for its William Gibson, to bring a whole new vision of the future as Mr. Gibson did for cyberpunk, and Daniel Suarez has done it. The central story is riveting…Even more compelling, maybe, is the imagined background, the ‘agritowers’ or vertical hydroponics farms, the ‘pharmatowers,’ … [Read More]

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Eric Liu’s How-To Book for Wielding Power

David Bornstein raves Liu’s “engaging and extremely timely book” takes stories of citizen action and distills them into “powerful insights and strategies.” In Liu’s words “This book is for underdogs and challengers. It’s for people who want to be change agents, not defenders of the status quo.”

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Fortune Makers lauded in the Wall Street Journal

Business scholars Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, and Peter Cappelli at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Neng Liang of the China Europe International Business School sketch portraits of dozens of China’s major private companies, including the e-commerce giant Alibaba, the auto maker Geely and the property developer Vanke, which are now powerful forces far … [Read More]

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Ignatius and Fairouz’s The New Prince Premieres in Amsterdam

The New Prince received a standing ovation from an enthusiastic audience at its world premiere last Friday. Set in 2032, it shows Machiavelli revising his book for a new era. Much of the effectiveness of the harmony between libretto and score stems from Ignatius’s skillful use of actual words used by the historical figures. Reviewer Mervyn … [Read More]

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Publisher’s Weekly Praises Death in Nantucket

Publisher’s Weekly raves “Mathews takes readers on a holiday tour with an ocean view, complete with a murder mystery as twisted as the emotions that family can evoke.”

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Change Agent’s Starred PW Review

Publisher’s Weekly raves “The depth and sophistication of Suarez’s dystopian world—not to mention his facility at making complex science intelligible to the nonexpert—rivals anything Michael Crichton ever did.”

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Economism PW Starred Review

Publisher’s Weekly notes “Kwak brings a refreshing irreverence to this upstart challenge to dogmatic ideas.”

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Change Agent Kirkus Review

Kirkus raves “A natural at making future shocks seem perfectly believable, Suarez (Influx, 2014, etc.) delivers his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”