Search Results: "James A. Grymes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A special Holocaust study of the unique link that violins, klezmer or classical, have continuously had with the Jewish spirit."
The cruelties of the Third Reich have been well-documented in countless Holocaust studies. This report contemplates the crimes of the Nazis from a special point of view. Read full book review >

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THE INDIGO KING by James A. Owen
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Except for those who get a kick out of playing Spot-the-Literary-Allusion, this is missable. (Fantasy. YA)"
This third entry in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica brings 1930s caretakers John and Jack (aka J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis) into an alternate universe where history has been rewritten and the Winter King reigns supreme. Read full book review >

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PILGRIMAGE by James A. Michener
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

"The brief (128-page), happy-talk text has 39 photographs of notables and lesser lights, which include shots of baseball great Start Musial playing the clown in the Colosseum and elsewhere."
A pretentious trifle from a writer whose fiction, whatever its artistic deficiencies, can at least usually be described as substantial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"Anger may be a part of life, but excessive rage is not. Baker is a capable guide to overcoming the anger habit."
Step-by-step anger management. Read full book review >

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THE OPAL DRAGON by James A. Calderwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 23, 2015

"Fascinating if overloaded."
In this thriller sequel, the son of a Filipina prostitute becomes a kingpin in Australia's opal underworld, where he deals with a truly monstrous find. Read full book review >

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JAMES WELLS OF MONTANA by James A. Franks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1997

"But these are rare shining moments in a book that swiftly goes from bad to—dagnab it—plain unreadable. (5 b&w photos)"
An inept recounting of a Montana pioneer's glory days. Read full book review >

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STAINED by James A Lewis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"An engaging novel that elegantly traces the horrific, long-lasting effects of sexual abuse."
Lewis' debut novel, a coming-of-age story set in the shadow of the Roman Catholic Church, tells a story of deep-seated trauma and slow realizations. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 1946

"Don't well as war stuff, in the ordinary sense, but as stories rooted in the experiences of the last few years."
Strictly popular story telling, good stuff for men, this is well handled material on the ways and means by which a war was fought, and the men who fought, not always with guns, and the carefree moments that broke the tension and monotony. Read full book review >

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CENTENNIAL by James A. Michener
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 1974

"An amazing amount of history, effortlessly digestible, the source of The Source's great attraction for many of those home historians, since Michener, with his seven league clodhoppers, does cover a lot of ground."
Highly respected scholar-historian Dr. Lewis Vernor is hired by US to re-research a story on Centennial, Colorado. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 1994

"Featherweight inspirational fare for those who find Og Mandino too demanding."
Autry (Love and Profit, 1991) is back in the saddle again, astride different—if by no means fresh—hobbyhorses. Read full book review >

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BINGO'S RUN by James A. Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Though the overarching legends don't quite harmonize with the struggling mortals below, one thing's for sure: Bingo will win hearts."
A phenomenal street kid from the slums of Nairobi is the narrator of this second novel, a fable with realistic underpinnings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1959

"Luxuriously bound, an ideal gift selection."
A prodigious collector of the Japanese woodblock, James Michener, popular author of Sayonara and other books on the Far East, offers the reader a panoramic view of the acomplishments of the ukiyo-e (pictures of the fleeting world) masters over a period of two centuries. Read full book review >