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Aimee Houser, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Big Box Reuse

by Aimee Houser

Across America, “big box” stores rise like bland jewels in settings made just for them—huge parking lots and highways built or diverted to direct traffic flow. With the landscape so altered, what happens when a chain abandons a... Read More

Book Review

Hows My Kid Doing?

by Aimee Houser

Charter schools. The No Child Left Behind Act. Cheating. Bullying. More than ever, parents have options for their children’s K-12 education and information is available about issues in every sphere of education—the social,... Read More

Book Review

Women Of Magdalene

by Aimee Houser

During the nineteenth-century, asylums for “fallen women” opened that were named for Mary Magdalene: a saint that many remember as a sinner. Though administrators and clergy proposed to offer reform and rehabilitation, the asylums... Read More

Book Review

Reset

by Aimee Houser

Video games as an educational tool: a surprising phenomenon to the general populace, but a hot topic of conferences and literature in the pedagogy of technology. In Reset: Changing the Way We Look at Video Games, DeMaria seeks to... Read More

Book Review

Miss Alcott's E-mail

by Aimee Houser

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” Ralph Waldo Emerson famously sounded this rallying call to individualism in his essay “Self-Reliance.” Emerson, along with... Read More

Book Review

Starry Night

by Aimee Houser

This book was a labor of love for the author, a science writer best known for co-discovering the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet. He establishes in the preface that poetry and stargazing have been early and abiding passions for him in almost... Read More

Book Review

Messenger

by Aimee Houser

With controlled rhythms and a self-reflexive sense of the poet as lyricist, Smith’s eleventh book of poems, Messenger, finds revelation in music. The book’s first section, Savor of Moss, casts lyrical moments of grace against a... Read More

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