Search Results: "James McBride"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD LORD BIRD by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"McBride presents an interesting experiment in point of view here, as all of Brown's activities are filtered through the eyes of a young adolescent who wavers between innocence and cynicism."
In McBride's version of events, John Brown's body doesn't lie a-mouldering in the grave—he's alive and vigorous and fanatical and doomed, so one could say his soul does indeed go marching on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Dabbs's writing is wonderfully accessible, with a voice like that of a favorite professor whose class you never want to miss."
A fascinating and timely study of the hormone testosterone and its varied effects on individuals and society. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"An unconventional and fascinating portrait of Soul Brother No. 1 and the significance of his rise and fall in American culture."
National Book Award winner McBride (The Good Lord Bird, 2013, etc.) dissects the career, legacy, and myth of the Godfather of Soul.Read full book review >

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MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"McBride's heart is on his sleeve, but these days it looks just right."
Four Americans from the 92nd Buffalo Division and a Tuscan village endure the worst of the war in a brutal and moving first novel from McBride (a bestselling memoir: The Color of Water, 1996). Read full book review >

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FIVE-CARAT SOUL by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"McBride emerges here as a master of what some might call 'wisdom fiction,' common to both The Twilight Zone and Bernard Malamud, offering instruction and moral edification to his readers without providing an Aesop-like moral."
A versatile, illustrious author brings out his first short-fiction buffet for sampling, and the results are provocatively varied in taste and texture; sometimes piquant, other times zesty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 1996

"Other readers will take pleasure in it as well."
An eloquent narrative in which a young black man searches for his roots—against the wishes of his mother. Read full book review >

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SONG YET SUNG by James McBride
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Explosively dramatic."
The slave-owning culture of Maryland's eastern shore in the 1850s comprises the world of McBride's second novel (following Miracle at St. Anna, 2002, and the bestselling memoir The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother, 1996). Read full book review >

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A MILLION TIMES GOODNIGHT by Kristina McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Clever, taut storytelling helps to overcome bland characterization. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Hadley spends the night of her life facing two different but equally dangerous paths. Read full book review >

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Betrayal by Blood and Demons by Ian McBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An admirable but too-squeaky-clean protagonist in a story that capably manages its contentious subject matter."
In first-time novelist McBride's dramatic thriller, a successful businessman is shocked when his troubled teenage son accuses him of molestation. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE AND LIGHTNING by Susan McBride
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"McBride's modern romance is enhanced by the charm of the supernatural—who doesn't love a hottie whose passion brings lightning—but that doesn't prevent the predictability of the plotting."
Magic, and four decades of unrequited love, form the plot of McBride's latest pajama-party read. Read full book review >

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VERY BAD THINGS by Susan McBride
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"While the pages may fly, the shortcomings are abundant in this overly ambitious offering. (Mystery. 13-16)"
At an exclusive, picture-perfect prep school, a grisly discovery leads to more sinister—and deadly—revelations. Read full book review >