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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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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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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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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SEEDS OF THE SIXTIES by Andrew Jamison
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Still, Seeds of the Sixties serves a crucial purpose; hopefully it will lead readers to further investigate the work of the important and interesting figures it examines."
Useful attempt to identify the writers and activists of the 1940's and 50's who most influenced progressive thought in the 60's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1993

"Clear writing and research, but heavily clinical."
Study of manic depression and inspiration that for many will be a hard read but that makes its points convincingly—if only fragmentarily—chapter by chapter. Read full book review >