Search Results: "Allen St. John"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Henderson will probably make about 600 guitars in his lifetime. Get on his list, but don't hold your breath."
Cheerful days spent in the company of master luthier Wayne Henderson as he oh-so-slowly handcrafts guitars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEWTON'S FOOTBALL by Allen St. John
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Both self-proclaimed geeks and the sports-averse can appreciate this 'gridiron version of the scientific method.'"
Journalist St. John (Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument, 2005, etc.) and former Yale engineering professor Ramirez (Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists, 2013) use scientific principles to give a greater understanding of the spectacle of competitive violence that is American professional football. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVEN DOGS GO HOME TO DIE by Linda St. John
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"At once poetic and crude, this is a raw story that provides horror and laughter in equal measure."
A collection of darkly comic thumbnail sketches that portray an abusive household from the perspective of a child whose intelligence (and maturity) surpass those of her parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Radium Baby by St. John Karp
Released: April 25, 2013

"A devilishly rich, satisfying scientific confection."
In Karp's debut young-adult novel, three preteens compete to prove their connection to famous scientists who died more than a decade ago. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Action Taker by John JH Chang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2014

"An elegant writer and an inspiring businessman complement each other perfectly in this impressive business biography."
Korean-born entrepreneur Chang, nicknamed "Action Taker," and Korea Daily reporter Choi team up for this new biography of Chang and an inspirational business guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A STAIRWAY TO PARADISE by Madeleine St. John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"John manages to dissect modern society with no trace of either sentimentality or bile: a rare treat."
A comedy of manners (and the lack thereof) played out among the lumpenintelligentia of present-day London, by the English novelist (the Booker-nominated The Essence of the Thing, 1998) who seems best placed to inherit Iris Murdoch's laurels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 1996

"Jorre shows the mercurial Girodias in all his guises- -debonair publisher, avant-garde patron, and unscrupulous opportunist. (b&w photos and sketches, not seen)"
A between-the-covers look at the Parisian Olympia Press of Maurice Girodias, the man Vladimir Nabokov (whom he published) called the ``Olympian Pornologist.'' De St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Corruption of Innocence by Lori St. John
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An effective exposé of the criminal justice system that casts convincing doubt on the guilt of a death row inmate."
An account of a woman's four-year fight to save a convicted murderer from execution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ESSENCE OF THE THING by Madeleine St. John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"This deceptively easy read, then, is in fact spare, sure-handed, and emotionally canny."
The anatomy of a breakup, rendered with unswerving precision by the author of A Pure Clear Light (not reviewed), etc. Out of the blue, Jonathan informs Nicola that he's concluded she should move out of the apartment they've shared for years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"Readable, educational and enriching."
Richly detailed, uplifting account of a young Jordanian émigré who created a soccer program in Georgia for young refugees from war-torn nations. Read full book review >