Search Results: "Eddy L. Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

STILL LIFE IN HARLEM by Eddy L. Harris
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"His own small transformations become his most compelling witness to that stubborn life. (Author tour)"
A worthwhile, complex commentary on the author's two-year sojourn in Harlem. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Harris has an eye for detail that many novelists might envy, and a fine prose style—qualities that, combined with the powerful subject matter here, result in an energetic and emotionally satisfying work."
Harris's continuing search for his identity as a black American, previously documented in Mississippi Solo (1988) and Native Stranger (1992), now takes him on a compelling motorcycle journey through the American South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A book of travel in the best tradition, in which the exploration of self and place ends, as all great journeys should, in the attainment of a little wisdom—and hope. (Map.)"
An engagingly candid account of a yearlong sojourn through Africa by Harris (Mississippi Solo, 1988), who brings to travel all the right stuff—curiosity, independence of mind, and a critical sympathy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Others may find the vivid picture of country music's early decades (the many small-town radio stations and deejays that supported the music, the backroads tours, the struggling record labels) quite intriguing. (b&w photos)"
Streissguth, a television producer, offers a carefully researched and affectionate study of the rise and decline and rise of Eddy Arnold, an amiable singer with, clearly, great patience and a steely determination to succeed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY BAKER EDDY by Louise A. Smith
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 14, 1991

"Appendix; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
This entry in the ``American Women of Achievement'' series, though it relies on others' interpretations and biographies, creates a balanced portrait of the religious leader, allowing readers to decide for themselves about Eddy's spirituality and her contributions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CATALINA EDDY by Daniel Pyne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A worthy addition to the shelf, between 'noir' and now."
The Catalina Eddy sets in, and lust, greed, racism, and corruption come ashore. Read full book review >