Search Results: "James Conaway"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2002

"What Napa was, what it is, where it's going: Conaway weighs them in the balance, and shudders."
Visions and desires clash memorably in the bottle green valley of the Napa River. Read full book review >

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NAPA AT LAST LIGHT by James Conaway
Released: March 6, 2018

"A strong plea for responsible stewardship of the land."
In the third volume of his trilogy about Napa, California, Conaway (Nose, 2013, etc.) continues his investigation of the consequences of the wine industry on the region's culture and environment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A lively, literate and pained visit to American places too little seen, deserving a place alongside Steinbeck's Travels with Charley and William Least Heat-Moon's Blue Highways."
Preservation magazine editor-at-large Conaway (The Far Side of Eden: New Money, Old Land, and the Battle for Napa Valley, 2002, etc.) goes on a walkabout, looking for the America that doesn't make the headlines. Read full book review >

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MEMPHIS AFTERNOONS by James Conaway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 1993

An affecting memoir that limns the sometimes bumpy journey to acceptance of one's people and the place they called home. Read full book review >

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NOSE by James Conaway
Released: March 12, 2013

"The cheerful complexity of Conaway's novel rivals the richest, most nose-worthy, palate-pleasing Cabernet."
Conaway (Vanishing America, 2008, etc.) pens a lighthearted novel centering on oenophiles cavorting in a lush, grape-growing California valley. Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In an afterword, Jacobs describes his contact with one of Printer's books, an encounter that only makes this novel more vital. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jacobs (Sleepers, Wake, 1991) makes clear the tragedy of an artist inhibited by the circumstances of his birth in this unusual historical novel, set during a brutal English-Indian war in 17th-century Massachusetts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Too bad his biographer can't claim the same. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Novick, who previously dissected the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Read full book review >