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May 2001

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published May 2001.

Book Review

Quantum Change

by Aimé Merizon

“Quantum change [is] like waking up one morning to suddenly discover that your skin is a different color.” If a reader can imagine this visual for even a moment, perhaps they can glimpse what these people, quantum changers, have... Read More

Book Review

Writing Creative Nonfiction

Mark Twain once said, “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.” The essays in this collection help the writer of creative nonfiction know how to use the facts and effectively infuse a piece with the... Read More

Book Review

March Upcountry

by Marlene Satter

Fans of military science fiction have undoubtedly heard variations on this one: “Join the Marines, travel to fascinating planets, meet exotic natives, and kill them.” But this book’s delivery of the line, by assorted troopers in... Read More

Book Review

John Muir's Last Journey

by Marlene Satter

In an early journal, John Muir listed his address as “Earth-planet, Universe.” His interests, beyond the American wilderness he defended so staunchly, included the Amazon, the planned destination of his youthful 1,000-mile walk... Read More

Book Review

Gun Violence in America

by Edward Morris

The author could have just as accurately subtitled this dismaying chronicle of bloodletting and sophistry “The Failure to Control.” Although foes of the unlimited arming of private citizens have won occasional victories in the U.S.,... Read More

Book Review

Song of the Cicadas

by Johanna Massé

Vietnam is not a pretty place to be, according to this talented writer, who emigrated to America at a young age after the fall of Saigon. She finds that the United States has its share of problems as well. From the banks of the Red River... Read More

Book Review

A Burst of Flavor

by Nancy K. Allen

This is a cookbook with weight and authority. A native of Sri Lanka and chef-instructor at the University of Hawai?i’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific, the author trained in England and France. She blends these gifts into a cookbook... Read More

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