Search Results: "James S. Hirsch"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2000

"A heady yarn of sports, celebrity, racism, crime, justice, and redemption. (Author tour)"
Former reporter Hirsch spins a riveting, straight-ahead account of one of the great miscarriages of justice in the history of American criminal law, and the fight to overturn it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"A provocative amalgam of staunch advocacy, personal experience and investigative reporting."
A character-driven account, written with barely controlled anger, of what diabetes is, what it is like to be diabetic and how and why the medical community is failing to deal effectively with this widespread and as-yet-incurable condition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2002

"Absorbing and horrendous at the same time: an important contribution to American history."
A journalist's painstaking recounting of a bloody urban race riot that was covered up for decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE MAYS by James S. Hirsch
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Well-researched and fluid, but tendentious and tunnel-visioned."
An admiring—at times even worshipful—portrait of one of baseball's greatest players, whose on-field exploits were astonishing but whose inner life remains largely hidden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD VIBRATIONS by Mike Love
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"For Beach Boys completists, essential. For die-hard fans of Love & Mercy, probably one to miss."
The Beach Boy everyone loves to hate speaks his piece—sometimes sweetly, often gruffly, but always candidly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALK IN THEIR SHOES by Jim Ziolkowski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A motivational tale of the changes people can make in the lives of others, given determination and a strong faith in right and wrong."
One man's mission to help change the world one school at a time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

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HISS-S-S-S! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a disappointing lack of emotion and humor, the story feels less like a boy's adventure with his first pet and more like a manual on how to (and how not to) care for a pet snake. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Ophidiophobes beware! Readers who aren't genuine snake lovers will likely find it difficult to sink their fangs into this tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S&M by Jeffrey DeShell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

STATEMENT PAGE Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Gary L. Blackwood's Shakespeare's Scribe (2000) and Kate Gilman's Jason and the Bard (1993) vividly capture the brawl and excitement of theater, but in its own restrained, contemplative way, Hirsch's US debut may teach readers more about its soul. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Even readers with little interest in the theater will be drawn into this portrayal of the creative process. Read full book review >