Search Results: "Barbara Grizzuti Harrison"


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THE ASTONISHING WORLD by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 14, 1992

"No Joan Didion, Harrison editorializes too much and edits too little."
Essayist, novelist, and travel writer, Harrison (Italian Days, 1989, etc.) here collects pieces drawn from such disparate magazines as Partisan Review and European Travel and Life. Read full book review >

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AN ACCIDENTAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 1996

"With no discernable lessons to be learned from this fragmentary record of a very full life, the reader might as well go shopping. (Author tour)"
The joys of travel and and the pleasures of the flesh (especially eating) define a woman's life and a philosophy of excess. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"This treatment of Kennedy's life won't quite bring him out of his brother's shadow, but it will give him a distinct shape. (index, not seen, notes, chronology, bibliography) (Biography. 11-14)"
The authors of A Twilight Struggle (1992) and research directors for a television documentary about Robert Kennedy proffer a lively, well-substantiated account of their subject's youth, political career, and stubborn idealism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 15, 1992

"Selected bibliography; comprehensive ten-page chronology; source notes; index. (Biography. 11+)"
The directors of research for the TV documentary JFK: In His Own Words (1988) draw on the extensive available resources for a carefully balanced portrait. Read full book review >

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RORY HARRISON
by Alex Heimbach

A boy and girl go on a road trip to California. They visit the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. They fall in love. The plot of Rory Harrison’s debut novel, Looking for Group, sounds typical enough; the book itself is anything but.

Dylan is 17 and just found out that he is not, in fact, going to die. After years ...


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COLIN HARRISON
by Gregory McNamee

In his 1954 James Bond novel Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming observed that owning a large number of books tends to go hand in hand with “serious criminal tendencies.” Bibliophiles may object to the thought, but over the long run of history, collectors of many things—paintings, postage stamps, golf courses—have been implicated in all sorts of crimes connected ...


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THEO by Barbara Harrison
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"It's an inspiring story of the apparently powerless battling for freedom in the face of savage reprisals. (glossary) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Harrison debuts with this rousing tale of a child puppeteer in Nazi-occupied Greece. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AT THE PLAYGROUND by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A brightly lit 'find it' game that focuses more on laughs than skill. (Board book. 2-3)"
Harry the hippo plays hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AROUND THE HOUSE by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Not likely to be a longstanding favorite, but good for a brief bit of fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
A quick game of hide-and-seek with an enthusiastic but easy-to-find hippo. Read full book review >

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O CANADA by Ted Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Canada's national anthem is included. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A brief, affectionate statement about Canada as a whole prefaces a similar page on each of its provinces, mentioning natural resources, characterizing the population, and pointing out distinctive qualities. Read full book review >

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ANGELS ON ROLLER SKATES by Maggie Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Adequate, but not essential. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Six episodes feature familiar childhood experiences with three enterprising siblings and their parents, who manage to transform conflict into good cheer despite the circumstances. Read full book review >