Search Results: "Chris Ellison"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 2, 2001

"Gracelessly written, but indispensable to students of Ellison, Oklahoma City in the 1920s, or Harlem in the '40s."
Painstaking biography covering the first half of the noted African-American writer's life, through his acceptance of the National Book Award in 1953. Read full book review >

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RALPH ELLISON by Arnold Rampersad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2007

"A revealing exploration of Ellison's life and work."
A superb biography of the noted African-American writer and the tormented times in which he lived. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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THE LUCKY STAR by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Young's positive, feel-good story succeeds in showing how applying a good attitude and creativity will make life shine brighter than a lucky star, but an overlong text and bland, pastel illustrations that fail to create a strong sense of period weaken the book's effectiveness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Counting "lucky stars" isn't easy when you own the world's ugliest hand-me-down shoes, your school has closed and your dad is permanently out of town. Read full book review >

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PAPPY’S HANDKERCHIEF by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

An African-American lad saves his family's bacon in a tale set during the Great Oklahoma Land Run. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While the title is the funniest line of the book, this is an engaging, humanizing look at a Silicon Valley megalomaniac. (8 pages b&w photos)"
An authorized biography of Oracle's founder and brash billionaire leader. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2010

"A gripping reconstruction of a media story whose implications have yet to fully unfold."
A former Wall Street Journal reporter delivers a behind-the-scenes account of Rupert Murdoch's takeover of the venerable publication. Read full book review >