Search Results: "Grant Harper Reid"


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RHYTHM FOR SALE by Grant Harper Reid
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2013

"An entertaining biography that circles the theater and taps into an important cultural movement."
Reid's biographical debut ventures into the beating heart of the Harlem Renaissance through the life of his grandfather Leonard Harper. Read full book review >

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DIGGING DEEP
by Julie Danielson

Picture books are a greatly underestimated art form, too often dismissed, in the words of Maurice Sendak, as trifles for the kiddies. I’m about to teach a Summer graduate course, all about picture books, for the University of Tennessee, and I plan to kick it off with the usual request of my students: please try to go beyond merely “cute” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FOX WALKED ALONE by Barbara Reid
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The quality of the wry, understated text and the fascinating, unusual illustrations make this version stand out in a crowded sea of Noah's Ark interpretations. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The appealing cover of this Noah's Ark story shows the dapper Fox strutting along, turning his head toward the reader to smile invitingly. Read full book review >

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TWO BY TWO by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Music included. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Adopting the verse scheme of the traditional song, Reid recounts the building of Noah's Ark and writes a new couplet for each number up to ten (``And in came the animals six by six,/Pandas and penguins, all in a mix''). Read full book review >

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SWEET 16 TO LIFE by Kimberly Reid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A cliffhanger ending will have readers clamoring for more. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Chanti Evans is back in another episode of street-smart crime-solving in the Langdon Prep series. Read full book review >

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THE JULIET CLUB by Suzanne Harper
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2008

"As frothy as the foam on a cup of cappuccino, this is a perfect summer read for girls with a touch of romance in their hearts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kate Sanderson isn't exactly thrilled by the concept of "true love," having been sadly disappointed by the one-and-only boyfriend of her 16-year life. Read full book review >

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I FORGOT MY SHOES by Jessica Harper
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This offbeat book will stir readers' imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When everyone around her becomes afflicted with memory lapses, a young girl's ordinary day becomes an adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Woolf's life, Reid's try for psychological insight here often reads like a psychiatrist's report. (60 illustrations, not seen)"
This year's newest contribution to the Bloomsbury collection is another rather lugubrious biography of Virginia Woolf, with special attention paid to her relationships with the painter and critic Roger Fry and her artist sister, Vanessa Bell. ``How on earth does one explain madness and love in sober prose with dates attached?'' Woolf asked in her diary, while at work on her biography of Fry. Read full book review >

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THE FYRE MIRROR by Karen Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2005

"Elizabeth (The Queene's Christmas, 2003, etc.) makes an appealingly courageous detective if you can swallow Harper's anachronistic portrait of the monarch as action hero."
As she asserts absolute control over her image and most parts of English government, Queen Elizabeth I decrees a competition for a royal portrait. Political, yes, competitive, certainly, but it also proves unexpectedly dangerous. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LOVE OF ROBERT E. LEE by M.A. Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1992

"Although few readers will be able to suspend disbelief far enough to make the story work, most will want to try."
A clever and stylish first novel that manages to interweave separate narratives of the Old and New South through the visionary insight of a modern-day South Carolinian in love with Robert E. Lee. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND OTHER WOUNDS by Jordan Harper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"Bottom-line survival competes hard against issues of loyalty, friendship, and family in this disturbing, sometimes-ugly version of reality."
Criminals, lowlifes, and losers—many of them also quixotic romantics—people Harper's first collection of short stories, which are set mostly in the Ozarks with side trips to cities like Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Read full book review >