Search Results: "Christopher Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

MEMOIRS OF A BYZANTINE EUNUCH by Christopher Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2003

"Your basic Horatio Alger dressed up in eunuch drag."
Another fictional memoir from the author of Theodore (2001), this one about the adventures of a eunuch in ninth-century Constantinople. Read full book review >

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THEODORE by Christopher Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2001

"The charms of this account reside in the vivid background details and Theodore's musings, but these can't overcome some parchment-thin characters and a dearth of drama."
Harris's debut, a highly mobile but underdeveloped tale from the seventh century, features a homosexual monk from Tarsus who spends much of his life mulling over the nature of lust and the fine points of theology, and who later becomes the Archbishop of Canterbury. Read full book review >

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HAZMAT by Christopher Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A topical adventure that will please fans of military and technological intrigue."
A taught tech-thriller that chronicles the romantic bonding of two heroes and their struggle to expose a rogue U.S. Army Special Forces unit. Read full book review >

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THE HERO'S GUIDE TO BEING AN OUTLAW by Christopher  Healy
Released: April 29, 2014

"Part screwball comedy, part sly wit and all fun. (Fantasy. 8 & up)"
The members of the League of Princes, good-hearted if only semicompetent heroes, are dubbed outlaws when accused of murder most foul! Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

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BLACK SWAN/WHITE CROW by J. Patrick Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A beautiful collection to be savored by readers even as it inspires them. (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
Superb haiku about animals and the weather, preceded with an instructive note about the form—where it comes from, how it's defined, how to write it, how to read it. Read full book review >

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HOT, COLD, SHY, BOLD by Pamela Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"One picture that spans an entire spread—of two girls facing each other—is spoiled because the book's binding falls at a crucial area of the photograph; it shows that their 'how-do-you-do' faces are aimed not at each other, but at the buggy occupant of a jar. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A concept book in photographs that holds nothing new for those familiar with Tana Hoban's or Margaret Miller's work. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 6, 2015

"May appeal to a straight, Christian audience who haven't had sex before marriage."
A transcript of an extended conversation between a husband and wife about their theories on what makes for the best sex, including descriptions of specific acts and emotional exercises. Read full book review >

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DEMON DERBY by Carrie Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"A paranormal adventure with both style and heart (on wheels). (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
A resolutely tough cancer survivor winds up battling more than just the opposing team when she goes out for roller derby and comes face to face with supernatural enemies in this fast-paced, often funny offering about demon hunters. Read full book review >

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100 DAYS OF SCHOOL by Trudy Harris
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A math-class must, but also at home in story hours. (Picture book. 5-8)"
100 Days Of School (32 pp.; $21.90; Sept.; 0-7613-1271-4): Readers will want to try the more interesting variations on math Harris has devised, e.g., addition and subtraction using clowns, trains, blackberry pie, and centipedes. Read full book review >