Search Results: "Fred R. Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A effective overview of the Senate's history and development, making clear how reform of this once-august institution could profit the country immensely."
An important, if ponderous, inquiry into the Senate's evolution, its periods of influence and decline, and its urgent need for self-reform. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY FRED by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Not the solidest piece in the looking-for-a-friend genre. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginary person has needs of his own. 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 >

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EASY PICKIN’S by Fred Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Okie, for instance, has star quality."
Things in tiny Vernon, Oklahoma, have been quiet as a hog in moccasins since Okie Dunn solved the murder of Sheriff Dub Ready (Coyote Revenge, 1999) and took over as sheriff himself. Read full book review >

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COYOTE REVENGE by Fred Harris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"An unerring sense of place, fully realized characters, and just plain good storytelling make this venture into fiction by Oklahoma ex-US Senator Harris a debut worth noting."
It's November 1937, which means that both Oklahoma and the young hero of this impressive debut have birthdays looming. Read full book review >

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FRED & EDIE by Jill Dawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A riveting story, not so much because of its tragic dimensions, but because of the remarkable degree to which Edie rises from the page to tell her tortured tale. Can the movie version, to be released here this year, compare?
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A third novel from British poet and editor Dawson (the YA How Do I Look, 1991, etc.), shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread and Orange Prizes and already a bestseller in the UK (30,000 copies thus far), works history and fiction seamlessly together in a complicated story of passion and murder that caused a sensation in England in 1922. Read full book review >

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DOES PEOPLE DO IT? by Fred Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Harris's down-home, unaffected, gee-gosh style makes him a likable storyteller."
The former Oklahoma senator turned novelist (Following the Harvest, 2004, etc.) recounts his populist rags-to-riches story from Depression-era hay baler to presidential contender. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Engaging, useful, and sometimes annoyingly repetitious."
How some people achieve the "unforeseen blessing" of growth from adversity. 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 >

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R-HU by Leslie Scalapino
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Demanding and strange, at times curiously affecting, more often simply infuriating."
The r-hu, we're told, is a Mongolian stringed instrument. Read full book review >