Search Results: "Jan L. Coates"


BOOK REVIEW

A HARE IN THE ELEPHANT'S TRUNK by Jan L. Coates
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"From the beginning, Jacob Deng embodied the spirit of Wadeng, the faith that tomorrow will be better, and by the end of the tale, Jacob as storyteller and writer is poised to enter a wider world, where 'there are as many books in the world as there are stars in the African sky.' (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Jacob Deng was 7 years old when the northern militia invaded and destroyed his village in Southern Sudan, sending Jacob and thousands of other boys on an exodus to Ethiopia. Read full book review >

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SKY PIG by Jan L. Coates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Piggie pipe dreams come to life in this agreeable book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One little piggie dreams of flying…can it really happen? Read full book review >

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NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF COATES by Brad Zellar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Snapshots taken by one of the world's beautiful losers."
A lonely traveler on the edge of civilization documents the empty and desolate corners of America where no one is looking. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

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EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1993

"An unsparing and perceptive briefing on a pocketbook issue whose complexities appear beyond the grasp of mass media."
A journalist's informed audit of the factors that brought America's S&Ls to grief. Read full book review >

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"An election-year must-read."
Becker's novel, republished from 1995, imagines an alternate political reality. Read full book review >

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DOROTHY L. SAYERS by Barbara Reynolds
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Fans of Lord Peter may feel let down. (Thirty b&w photographs)"
Another ``interim report'' on the life (1893-1957) of the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and reluctant Christian apologist, by a longtime friend, completer of Sayers's translation of Dante and author of The Passionate Intellect: Dorothy L. Sayers' Encounter with Dante (1989- -not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 11, 1992

"Bibliographies; index. (Biography. 9+)"
An impressively researched account of Baum's variegated career as writer, actor, impresario, filmmaker, and devoted family man, whose health and finances were both often precarious. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE L? by Kate Clinton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"Veers wildly among topics, but covers recent political history and gay rights issues with rapid-fire, sometimes blessedly cathartic humor."
Lesbian comic Clinton (Don't Get Me Started, 1998, etc.) riffs on everything from SpongeBob SquarePants to the Supreme Court in this ultra-wry collection of columns and short essays. Read full book review >