“The Salt Line,” by Holly Goddard Jones. Putnam, 400 pages. So ticks are getting scary, right? I myself can’t eat beef or pork any more because of a tick bite, and that’s one of the more benign effects in the news lately. This dystopian novel hinges on society’s reaction to a new strain of “miner tick” whose bite can kill within hours.
“Glass Houses,” by Louise Penny. Minotaur. 400 pages. The dominant image from this outing to the Canadian village of Three Pines is of a robed and masked figure (Darth Vader meets the Grim Reaper) standing in silent accusation on the village green. “Glass Houses” by Louise Penny. The troubling spectacle ends in death, and the story of that homicide investigation is told in flashbacks and testimony by Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache in a sweltering courtroom.
“The Marriage Pact,” by Michelle Richmond. Bantam. 432 pages This is a standout summer read. Think Stephen King’s story “Quitters Inc.,” but for marriage instead of smoking. Alice and Jake are invited to join a secret society dedicated to keeping marriages healthy, and in the rush of activity after their wedding, they sign The Marriage Pact thinking it’s some new-age gimmick.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".