Search Results: "Doris Spears"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"A niche book for readers with thick skin."
Spears' novel speaks to the most distressing concerns of contemporary African-American life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPEARS OF GOD by Howard V. Hendrix
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 28, 2006

"Though Hendrix tends to gnaw his ideas to bits, he has a genuine knack for writing snappy, realistic action sequences; pity he obliges his readers to slog through what seems like hundreds of pages of exposition to reach them."
Near-future quasi-sequel to Better Angels (1999), about a space-fungus that, when ingested by humans, produces cosmically connected mental development, and what-all besides. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1996

"Descola's fine ethnographic writing, along with his critical remarks on the anthropological enterprise, make this book of a piece with LÇvi-Strauss's landmark Tristes Tropiques. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An uncommonly well written ethnology of a part of the world much imagined and little visited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS by Diana Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"As with most books about the awesomeness of reading, this is most likely to appeal to children who are already excited about books, but it makes for an agreeable affirmation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris—a light-blue cartoon dinosaur who adores reading books—eventually wins over her skeptical, action-oriented brothers. Read full book review >

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CONSIDERING DORIS DAY by Tom Santopietro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"The author's writing is rough—the apt word, the eloquent phrase and a consistent tone elude him—but his perceptions will send readers to Day's CDs and DVDs for an overdue re-take."
This critique of Day's career shows that the major American icon was also a major American talent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE STARS THREW DOWN THEIR SPEARS by Kersten Hamilton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"This spectacular conclusion will satisfy fans and lead new readers into a complex world with fascinating magic and appealing characters. (Urban fantasy. 14-18)"
This final installment in the Goblin Wars fantasy trilogy is a corker! The quest of the Wylltson family concludes with unrelenting suspense and a neat (but not pat) resolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWAY by Kat Spears
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A compelling debut told with swagger and real depth. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Everybody knows Jesse, aka "Sway." For the right price or a later favor, Jesse will get you want you want, but he'll also acquire power over you. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"An inventive and intelligent, yet accessible, approach to drawing; recommended for everyone from amateurs to professionals."
Spears explores how drawing involves the neurological process of vision as much as it does the movement of the pencil in the artist's hand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO KILLED GRANT PARKER by Kat Spears
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A big disappointment for fans of Spears' other work; for a stellar exploration of the rural South, read Jeff Zentner's The Serpent King (2016) instead. (Fiction. 14-18)"
One teen replaces another at the top of a small-town social pyramid. Read full book review >

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BREAKAWAY by Kat Spears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A rare study of growing pains that gives equal weight to humor and hardship. (Fiction. 14 & up) "
Four best friends drift miles apart as each of them struggles to come into his own. Read full book review >