Category: Book Review

Book Review: How Successful Academics Write

Steven Gump's review of Helen Sword's Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 266. Cloth: isbn-13 978-0674-73770-9, us$24.95, uk£17.95, €22.50. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/693630  Sword is also the author of Stylish Academic Writing and The Writer's Diet. She also maintains The Writer's Diet web site -- http://www.writersdiet.com/ -- with an interactive test to detect "paunchy … Continue reading Book Review: How Successful Academics Write

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Epic Trauma

Review of The Comfort Garden: Tales from the Trauma Unit, by Laurie Barkin, San Francisco: Fresh Pond Press, 2011, 364 pp. The word "epic" kept coming to mind as I read Laurie Barkin's The Comfort Garden: Tales from the Trauma Unit. Not that the book is precious or pretentious, but as Barkin, a psych nurse … Continue reading Epic Trauma

Review: Advanced Nursing Research

Tappen, R. M. (2011). Advanced nursing research: From theory to practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. 504 pp. Tappen, a nurse and active faculty member, presents a new text entitled Advanced Nursing Research: From Theory to Practice. Based on the title, I expected to find a book suitable for advanced graduate-level students who are … Continue reading Review: Advanced Nursing Research

Davis’s “The Heart’s Truth” Wins AJN Book of the Year Award

Nurse writer Cortney Davis's The Heart's Truth: Essays on the Art of Nursing, her edited collection that came out from Kent State University Press in 2009,  has been awarded the American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year Award. If the term "essay" may be offputting to some readers, take heart: These are personal essays, in … Continue reading Davis’s “The Heart’s Truth” Wins AJN Book of the Year Award

Review: Writer’s Guide to Nursing Periodicals (Jeanette M. Daly)

Writer's Guide to Nursing Periodicals, by Jeanettee M. Daly. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, 2000. ISBN 0-7679-1492-7 Earlier this decade, Sage Publications published Jeanette M. Daly's Writer's Guide to Nursing Periodicals, a handy single volume that provided information about journals' focus, publication facts, manuscript preparation and submission processes, referrees, copyrights, and indexing, by arranging the journals … Continue reading Review: Writer’s Guide to Nursing Periodicals (Jeanette M. Daly)

Book Review: A Nurse’s Guide to Presenting and Publishing: Dare to Share, by Kathleen T. Heinrich

A Nurse's Guide to Presenting and Publishing: Dare to Share, by Kathleen T. Heinrich (Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2008), 438 pp. No one becomes a nurse because he or she loves to write. People become nurses and nursing faculty because they want to provide caring and compassionate healing to patients, improve the quality of … Continue reading Book Review: A Nurse’s Guide to Presenting and Publishing: Dare to Share, by Kathleen T. Heinrich