Category Archives: W.W. Norton & Company

Review: Rustication by Charles Palliser

Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (November 4, 2013) ISBN-10: 0393088723 Source: Publisher It is the winter 1863. Seventeen year old Richard Shenstone has been suspended from Cambridge amid a cloud of suspicion. He seeks temporary solace in a crumbling old mansion currently inhabited by his mother and sister, Effie, now impoverished after his father’s death.  They hoped […]

Review: Quarantine by John Smolens

Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: Pegasus (September 5, 2012) ISBN-10: 1605984183 Source: Publisher The trading ship Miranda prepares to sail into the harbor in Newburyport, Massachusetts when it is boarded by the town doctor, Giles Wiggins. The ship, sailing on its own after the crew is decimated by a deadly virus, is quickly quarantined and forbidden […]

Mx3 Guest Review: Touch by Alexi Zentner

Hardcover: 264 pages Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company (April 4, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0393079872 (reviewed by Sarah from Word Hits) “Stay off the ice,” wrote Alexi Zentner, as he signed my copy of Touch. I hadn’t yet read the book, so I didn’t understand that loaded and ominous warning. Initially, I was drawn to […]

Review: Blood Work-A Tale of Medicine & Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Holly Tucker

Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (March 21, 2011) ISBN-10: 0393070557 Source: Publisher In 1667 Jean Denis, a physician, transfused animal blood into the body of Antoine Mauroy, a mentally ill man.  Not once, but several times.  Days later Mauroy died & Denis was accused of murder.  At this time, a battle raged […]