Search Results: "Christopher L. Hayes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2012

"A provocative discussion of the deeper causes of our current discontent, written with verve and meriting wide interest."
In this forcefully written debut, Nation editor at large and MSNBC host Hayes examines some of the consequences of accumulating institutional failures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1993

"Still, their friends and caregivers will want to know about it, and the basic premise will be welcome to many."
A study of divorced older women that has important things to say to them—above all, that their lives may just be beginning anew after the long hiatuses of their marriages. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Though previously published (in English only) by a small press as Everyone Knows Gato Pinto (1992) and also available in audio versions, these wise and witty tales continue to repay fresh encounters. (source notes) (Folktales. 10-12)"
Eight tales of tricksters and magical transformations are given a Southwestern setting by a veteran storyteller and paired to Spanish versions on facing pages. Read full book review >

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MY PET RATTLESNAKE by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A shaggy snake story certain to elicit hoots and hollers aplenty from young audiences. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of The Gum Chewing Rattler (2006) concoct another outlandish episode with a twist in its tale. Read full book review >

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THE GUM CHEWING RATTLER by Joe Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

An anecdote from the youth of a veteran Arizona storyteller makes its first separate appearance in print, matched to a Mexican artist's warmly humorous, photographically exact scenes. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S HA-LA-LOO-YA HAMBONE by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Tongue-in-cheek fun. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A tall country tale involving dentures, beans, and an amazing hambone. Read full book review >

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THE LOVESICK SKUNK by Joe Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Best 'smellers'—but unfortunately this isn't one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The duo that created The Gum-Chewing Rattler (2006) concocts a Garrison Keillor-type anecdote sized to fit a picture book. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2011

"Webber's decision to cast his net widely has produced an important biography as well as insight into the pre-Civil War free-black subculture."
A richly detailed, wide-ranging biography of a modestly neglected black religious leader who was born a slave. Read full book review >

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BEYOND BEOWULF by Christopher L. Webber
Released: Jan. 16, 2006

"Provocative and entertaining: a thoughtful addition to this timeless tale."
An ambitious sequel to one of the canon's greatest epics. Read full book review >

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THE BEOWULF TRILOGY by Christopher L. Webber
Released: July 31, 2012

"Succeeds in both respecting and enriching the venerable original."
A new translation of the Old English classic alongside two sturdy sequels. Read full book review >

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ONLY SUPERHUMAN by Christopher L. Bennett
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Should satisfy the demographic but not too many others."
First independent effort from a veteran comic-book and Star Trek novelist (Star Trek: DTI: Forgotten History, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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GIVE ME LIBERTY by Christopher L. Webber
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Mostly engaging, and Webber saves the best for last: Martin Luther King Jr.'s words and cadences moved an entire nation, and he, like the other orators, used his voice for the millions who had none."
Episcopal priest Webber (American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists, 2011) traces America's search for personal freedom through the men and women whose voices still demand our attention.Read full book review >