Search Results: "Jad Adams"


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GANDHI by Jad Adams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2011

"A tight synthesis and good introduction to Gandhi's life and work."
A concise, critical look at the Indian leader, emphasizing his striving for spiritual perfection. Read full book review >

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AIDS by Jad Adams
Released: March 16, 1989

A journalist surveys the medical landscape and decides that we are off the track in searching for the cause of AIDS; his arguments are not wholly convincing. Read full book review >

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GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

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GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

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DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

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PLAYDATE by Thelma Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A snappily told middle-class morality tale which, due to a meandering story line and unattractive characters, fails to catch fire."
With a wildfire approaching, marriages are already smoldering, in a brittle social comedy by Us Weekly's film critic. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"The results are mixed."
Well-known novelist and short-story writer Adams (also this year's Best American Short Stories editor—see above) reflects on a lifetime of vacationing in Mexico. Read full book review >

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FAR APPALACHIA by Noah Adams
NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2001

"Any river-lover would envy Adams's project, but following his route would surely be more satisfying than reading his work."
Impressionistic essays about the New River, its history, and the people who make their lives around its course. Read full book review >

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IN PRAISE OF PROFANITY by Michael Adams
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A sharp, well-studied dissection of the role of swearing in culture, why people curse, and why it's good for us."
An academic's defense of curse words, cusses, swears, and other expletives. Read full book review >