Joan Baum

Book Review
8:35 am
Wed March 19, 2014

A Thousand Hills to Heaven

A book about an American who moves to Rwanada to help the nation improve the economy and health care has lessons about recovery and sustainability. It also has lessons about opening a restaurant in Kigali.

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Book Review
9:42 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero

Author Larry Tye is not the first person to write about what the popularity of Superman means about our culture. But as arts critic Joan Baum says in this review of Tye’s book, there’s always more to learn about Superman’s abiding power.

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Book Review
7:24 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Cries of the Lost

Arts critic Joan Baum discusses a book whose central character is a market researcher. But he does more spying and sleuthing than desk work.

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Book Review
8:35 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Help for the Haunted

Help for the Haunted by John Searless

Just in time for Halloween, arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a book that will...haunt you.

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Culture
11:49 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Book Review: A Dangerous Fiction

Arts critic Joan Baum has this review of a book that's partly a good old fashioned murder mystery, and partly a look into the world of publishing.

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