Search Results: "Gordon Reece"


BOOK REVIEW

MICE by Gordon Reece
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"Mice roar and worms turn in a bare-bones moral fable that, despite visceral episodes, creates little impact."
Victims, pushed to their limits, turn aggressors in a starkly polarized debut thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"A portrait of coal country as stark and galvanizing as Harry Caudill's classic Night Comes to the Cumberland (1962). "
Reece (English/Univ. of Kentucky) spent 2003-04 closely observing the sickly, strip-mined reaches of a mountain in Kentucky's Appalachia; his book stands witness to its devouring. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1997

"While the birds command center stage, what steals the show are Reece's superb landscape settings, from the disheveled sweep of a mown cornfield to the intimate woodlands so many of these birds like to call home. (84 illustrations, 79 in color)"
These oil and watercolor paintings of upland birds—pheasant, grouse, quail, wild turkey, ptarmigan, snipe, among others—amply display Reece's realistic style. Read full book review >

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VIOLENT BORDERS by Reece Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"With the building of border walls and the deaths of migrants much in the news, this work is both timely and necessarily provocative."
"Tear down this wall!" was Ronald Reagan's ringing challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. Now, a geographer calls for more drastic action, arguing that border walls everywhere should come down. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2009

"Uplifting, heretical or irrelevant, depending on the reader's religious beliefs."
Reece (Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness, 2006) identifies and advocates a strain of American spirituality that values the philosophical wisdom of Jesus over his function as a savior. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF THE PHOENIX by Reece Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2011

"A great read for the patient but thirsty philosopher and soul searcher."
Our dreams may be more valuable than we know, says one visionary scholar. Read full book review >

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PRACTICE RESURRECTION by Erik Reece
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2017

"Reece's insightful, witty, and reflective essays offer up new ways of thinking about spirituality, culture, and the environment."
Religion, ecology, literature, family, and ideas all commingle in this collection. Read full book review >

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UTOPIA DRIVE by Erik Reece
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Compelling narratives with a personal voice, with some utopian political bite."
A journalist and author drives his truck around the East visiting utopian communities—past and present—and concludes we need to think more like those folks. Read full book review >

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YOU BET YOUR LIFE by Julie Reece Deaver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 30, 1993

"An unusually subtle and likable portrait of a talented, thoughtful young woman weathering with distinction the aftershocks of a trauma. (Fiction. 12+)"
The author of Say Goodnight, Gracie (1988) explores similar themes while depicting a young comedian coming to terms with her mother's suicide. Read full book review >