Search Results: "Jamison Odone"


BOOK REVIEW

HONEY BADGERS by Jamison Odone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"His free-ranging, outdoorsy lifestyle, along with the carved stone animals, rumpled-looking trees and other odd details tucked into the pictures, may engage readers for a bit, but most will just scratch their heads and move on. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Wearing influences from Maurice Sendak to Edward Gorey on his sleeve, Odone debuts with a child's terse, surreal self-introduction. Read full book review >

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MOLE HAD EVERYTHING by Jamison Odone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Mole finds a comfortable balance in the material world without getting apoplectic about it—a worthwhile lesson, neatly presented. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mole's idyllic existence is threatened when the bug of acquisition bites him. Read full book review >

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THE BEDTIME TRAIN by Joy Cowley
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A promising effort that falls short. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A tired little boy has trouble falling asleep so he calls the bedtime train—whose engineer looks remarkably like his father. Read full book review >

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THE SHRINE by Cristina Odone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"A beautifully crafted debut novel with a perfect Merchant- Ivory quality, putting place and atmosphere, rather than overheated action, center-stage."
Time passes slowly but agreeably in expat Italian first- novelist Odone's lovingly evoked village in the Italian Piedmont, where memories are long and traditions as much a part of life as the changing of the seasons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

"The appealing Jamisons prove themselves consummate guides to culinary travel."
Charming journal of three globe-hopping months, largely around Southeast Asia, by a pair of seasoned food professionals. Read full book review >

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THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2014

"A fierce, razor-sharp, heartwarming nonfiction debut."
A dazzling collection of essays on the human condition. Read full book review >

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PERISHABLE by Dirk Jamison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2006

"Recollections in a fresh voice—with sharp teeth."
Journalist and filmmaker Jamison offers a wicked, wonderfully crafted memoir about growing up in California and Oregon amid a nutty, unlovely clan. Read full book review >

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PIDGE AND JAMIE by Marjorie Jamison Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"An exhaustive family history that will likely appeal to romantics and World War I aficionados."
Through their letters, Douglas tells the story of the life and love of her parents during the turbulent World War I era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"But overall, a well-written, vivid depiction of a devastating mental illness. (First printing of 75,000; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Mood-disorder specialist Jamison (Psychiatry/Johns Hopkins) comes clean about her own mood disorder: manic-depression. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A deeply informed investigation of a poet's suffering and creative triumph."
A renowned psychologist connects bipolar disorder to creativity. Read full book review >