Search Results: "Frank Browning"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 1993

"Diffuse and disappointing, as Browning overburdens his evidence with an unproven, perhaps unprovable, thesis."
A scattershot study that seeks to discern an American ``gay culture.'' By investigating such phenomena as the gay community's reactions to the AIDS epidemic, radical gay-rights organizations, changing sexual practices, and homosexuals' burgeoning economic clout, former NPR reporter Browning (coauthor, The American Way of Crime, 1980) attempts to discover whether or not a gay culture exists in today's America. Read full book review >

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THE FATE OF GENDER by Frank Browning
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"A timely, thoughtful contribution to a much-debated issue."
A journalist and cultural critic investigates the "shifting terrain of gender." Read full book review >

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APPLES by Frank Browning
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An exceptional popular study—right up there with John McPhee's Oranges—that is often as exquisite as its subject."
The author tackles the apple in all its guises—mythopoetic, biological, historical, commercial—and comes away with a winner. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Yes, plus, you get all that sex. (Author tour)"
A murky collection of essays about varying strategies for gay male self-definition. Read full book review >

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THE MONK AND THE SKEPTIC by Frank Browning
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A flawed but compelling discourse chronicling the 'dual dictates of devotion and desire.'"
The chance bonding of an outspoken NPR correspondent and a gay priest bridges the gap between faith and sexuality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The author has cut a smart niche for herself in garden writing: unceremonious, except when ceremony is in order."
Browning (Around the House and in the Garden, 2002) may be the editor-in-chief of House & Garden, but her half-acre patch north of New York City is anything but precious. Read full book review >

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ADRIFT by Micki Browning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Browning's debut can verge on cliché, and she seems reluctant to flesh out her supporting cast, but the main action of the story flows smoothly."
A dive gone wrong forces a normally grounded diver to open her mind to the possibility of supernatural interference. Read full book review >

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SIGNED, ABIAH ROSE by Diane Browning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"America. (author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 6-10)"
In a book that instantly evokes and sustains old-fashioned charm, readers meet young Abiah Rose, who lives in the Genesee River Valley sometime in the 18th century. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"Combining the Kate Greenaway edition and this one at a story hour would comprise the perfect launch for discussion of illustrators and their choices, and the stylistic differences between children's book art of the last century and this one. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The dramatic events that Browning recorded in 1842 unfold as if they occurred yesterday in Peen's computer-generated illustrations, which show a historical setting but are unmistakably contemporary. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Interspersed with these scholarly chapters are —interludes— about Browning's own fishing experiences."
paper 0-8214-1219-1 Fishing, particularly fly fishing, writes Browning, "seems to hold a disproportionate place" in North American letters In this thoughtful, penetrating, but dissertation-like look at the literature of fly-fishing, the author notes that fishermen who write can be likened to our ancient ancestors, "who blazoned portrayals of the hunt on the walls of . . . caves." Read full book review >

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CY YOUNG by Reed Browning
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"It is this historic perspective that will appeal to the diehard sports historian and to fans of old-time baseball."
An academic biography of one of the best-known figures in baseball history. Read full book review >