Search Results: "JT Morrow"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Budding Holmesians not yet ready to tackle the originals will certainly get a taste of what's in store. (map, reading list) (Graphic mystery. 10-12)"
A bit of nautical skullduggery leads to a brutal former sea captain's murder in this graphic adaptation. Read full book review >

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GALAPAGOS REGAINED by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Prolix and period-appropriate language lends humor and an arch, Thackeray-esque tone but palls after hundreds of pages wherein the plot flags and the characters never truly reveal themselves."
Following in Darwin's footsteps, an actress leads an expedition to Galapagos. Read full book review >

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SHAMBLING TOWARDS HIROSHIMA by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Preposterous but somehow almost plausible, skillfully mingling real and imaginary characters with genuinely hilarious moments."
From Morrow (The Philosopher's Apprentice, 2008, etc.), a sharp-edged, delightfully batty novella that denounces the atomic bombing of Japan during World War II. Read full book review >

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BIBLE STORIES FOR ADULTS by James Morrow
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 1996

"A splendidly provocative series of engagements for supple and enquiring minds; mandatory for fanatics of any stripe."
Twelve tales, 198494, drawn from various publications, by the author of Towing Jehovah (1994), etc. The main thrust here isn't always biblical, though satire looms large—along with dollops of ironic, iconoclastic, or subversive wit. Read full book review >

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EDWARD'S PORTRAIT by Barbara Morrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"A spirited bit of social history. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An itinerant daguerreotypist is coming to town, and Pa is taking the family, including young Edward and the baby, to have their portraits made. Read full book review >

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CLEMENCY POGUE: THE HOBGOBLIN PROXY by JT Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Though a slim text featuring sporadic black-and-white sketches and approachable vocabulary looks younger, heavy topics of mental illness, abandonment and Inky's impending death suit this creative tale for mature readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This sharp and witty second installment in Petty's series quickly and efficiently brings readers up to speed on Clemency's continuing role in saving the fantastical and vividly drawn world of Make-Believe. Read full book review >

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NOT THE ISRAEL MY PARENTS PROMISED ME by Harvey Pekar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"Even if other posthumous work follows, it likely won't be any richer than this."
This posthumous publication reflects the seminal graphic memoirist at his edgy best. Read full book review >

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THE UNINNOCENT by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"The eeriness of these stories grows overly familiar, but there's no question Morrow knows how to conjure a mood."
A set of neo-Gothic tales that seek out the line between sanity and madness in modern suburbia. Read full book review >

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THE PHILOSOPHER’S APPRENTICE by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Tips its hat with style to Mary Shelley and George Bernard Shaw."
Arch-satirist Morrow (The Last Witchfinder, 2006, etc.) turns in a tumultuous take on humanity, philosophy and ethics that is as hilarious as it is outlandish. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WITCHFINDER by James Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Morrow's latest (he's perhaps best known for The Godhead Trilogy) is commendably ambitious, but this intensely cerebral extravaganza doesn't really work; Jennet is more a talking head than a fully formed character, and Morrow's prose, cobwebbed with archaisms, is no help."
Dominating this wide-ranging historical adventure novel is the campaign by one woman to end witch hunts in England and its North American colonies. Read full book review >

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TRINITY FIELDS by Bradford Morrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"Morrow's poetic prose, the stark emotions it reveals, and the effortless interweaving of personal and political themes give his novel a simple grandeur. (35,000 first printing; author tour)"
Morrow (The Almanac Branch, 1991, etc.) situates a fragile story of friendship within an imposing political conflict to create a classic American tale of epic proportions. Read full book review >