Search Results: "J. Bronson Haley"


BOOK REVIEW

The Depth of Grace by J. Bronson Haley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A well-told memoir that strikes a taut balance between adventure and spiritual meditation."
A man pulls himself out of a life of crime and drug addiction after a conversion to Christianity in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2003

"Well-researched, engaging stories struggling under the weight of cloying commentary."
A long walk, composed of short vignettes, through the career decisions of 50 professional Americans. Read full book review >

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HEY, DIDDLE, DIDDLE by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Nursery rhymes are perennial favorites: this compendium is more complete and more charmingly illustrated than most. (Picture book. 2-7)"
This collection of nursery rhymes amazes in its comprehensiveness; favorites like the title rhyme and "London Bridge Is Falling Down" as well as relative unknowns are included here, all illustrated in fascinating three-dimensional collage incorporating paint, clay, and other items. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VACLAV & LENA by Haley Tanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2011

"A terrific, enlightened debut that captures the fervor that hides in naïveté."
A pair of young Russian immigrants, each desperately infatuated with the other, are parted and reunited in Brighton Beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 22, 2007

"Haley, who died in 1992, can no longer respond to those ongoing discussions, but it is to the good that his 'genealogical novel,' so long in the making, is still around to spur them in the first place."
If you are of a certain age and were anywhere near the United States in early 1977, you probably remember the bona fide social phenomenon that was the first airing of the miniseries Roots. Read full book review >

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SLEIGH BELLS AND SNOWFLAKES by LInda Bronson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The poems and songs may be old chestnuts, but Bronson's art is as fresh and surprising as an unexpected snowfall. (Poetry. 2-6)"
Bronson (Just Think, 2001, etc.) selected 19 poems, including 11 traditional Christmas carols or well-known songs such as "Silver Bells" and "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas," each serving as a springboard for her unusual illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCUS ALPHABET by LInda Bronson
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2001

"The bright colors and eccentric forms command attention, and if children skip the text, they won't miss much. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bronson earns high marks for dazzling visuals in her solo debut, even if the rhymed captions don't always measure up. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"What was intended to be inspiring and moving too often becomes ponderous and tedious."
The stories of 20 ordinary people who have survived challenging family experiences, culled from 700 interviews by novelist and business-writer Bronson (What Should I Do With My Life, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FIRST $20 MILLION IS ALWAYS THE HARDEST by Po Bronson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Not without a few bright spots, but Louis B. Mayer was right: In most cases, messages are best left to Western Union. (Author tour)"
Bestselling Bronson's (Bombardiers, 1995) stab at capturing and conveying the high-tech angsts and ecstasies of California's Santa Clara (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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BOMBARDIERS by Po Bronson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Required reading for everyone else, just because it's so much fun. (Author tour)"
A vicious, hilarious satire of bond traders and, by extension, the prevailing mindset of corporate America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1999

"While Internet stocks are ballooning, so are books about the players. Here's a strong entry in the genre, savvy and clever."
The growing subspecialty of business books that deals with the brainiac talents and picaresque entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley is upgraded to version 2.0 with this knowledgeable communiqué from cyberspace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN'T IS NOT AN OPTION by Nikki Haley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"If you're a fellow traveler, this is your book. If not, you likely won't pick it up."
South Carolina's governor stakes out her red-blooded American credentials in a by-the-numbers memoir. Read full book review >