Search Results: "Bill Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"A little clunky, a little slow: a blip in the spy genre."
Evil, upright, or misunderstood? It's possible to see Red spy Kitty Harris—a.k.a. Elizabeth Dreyfus, Alice Read, Gypsy, Norma, Ada, et al.—as all three in this biography by retired KGB officer Damaskin. Read full book review >

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HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A lovely lesson delivered with a deft touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather hare takes a frisky youngster on an odyssey of (self-)discovery. Read full book review >

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THE HARRIS MEN by RM Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

An effortful first novel that features an African-American father seeking reconciliation with the sons he abandoned 20 years earlier. Read full book review >

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HARRIS AND ME by Gary Paulsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"The fecund Paulsen continues to extend his range: an earthy, wonderfully comic piece. (Fiction. 11-15)"
As the boy explains, he's 11 years old that early-50's summer when a deputy sheriff dumps him with distant relatives on a north country farm—one in a long succession of makeshifts arranged in lieu of the parents who drink Four Roses neat from jelly jars and are "pretty much mean whenever they [are] conscious." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Somber, instructive story of unsung patriots' war against prejudice. (b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
In a chastening reminder of racism's toll and reach, a former New York Times reporter vividly documents the long, hard fight of African-Americans to be accepted as equals in the armed services. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2013

"An unflinching portrait that will surely satisfy Harris' fans."
A candid narrative deconstructs the turbulent personal and professional life of the late Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2006

"All the plights and possibilities of traditional life, viewed through an exquisitely sensitive wide-angle lens. (39 line drawings)"
Yeadon (Seasons in Basilicata, 2004, etc.) chronicles a garrulous, well-spent year on the Scottish island where the famous tweed is woven. Read full book review >

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THE HARRIS FAMILY by RM Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Well-intentioned, sometimes compelling, but far too agenda-driven."
Sequel to The Harris Men (1999), offering emotional punch if little else as it revisits an African-American family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2003

"A welcome contribution to legal and judicial history."
Cogent biography, at once admiring and damning, that amplifies and corrects the record left by the controversial Supreme Court justice in his memoirs. Read full book review >