Search Results: "Jean Mohr"


BOOK REVIEW

A FORTUNATE MAN by John Berger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 1967

"A special book, with special sponsorship of the publisher."
The subtitle "The Story of a Country Doctor" is somewhat misleading: portrait would perhaps be a better word, particularly with the sixty photographs by Mr. Mohr which catch a mood—a moment. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 1975

"In images and words, a collective portrait on the theme of unfreedom."
There are eleven million of them more or less—no one knows exactly. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1994

"Bibliography. (Autobiography. 11+)"
A too-infrequent author recalls the people and incidents that helped shape her ``private reality'' in her first 14 years. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF PRIDE by Nicholasa Mohr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1997

"Mohr (Rituals of Survival, 1985), also a children's author, attempts a feminist interpretation, but the conclusions are often more facile than persuasive."
Seven stories that focus on the lives of Hispanic women offer some intriguing possibilities, but the repetitiveness of the plots and the similarities of the characters' epiphanies lessen the impact. Read full book review >

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SIRENS by Joshua Mohr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"An entirely candid, compelling memoir of addiction and the long, fraught road of recovery."
A novelist's account of how learning to live with a susceptibility to substance abuse helped him take control of his life in middle age. Read full book review >

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ALL THIS LIFE by Joshua Mohr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"Mohr's novel builds slowly, and his empathy for the majority of his characters shines through, allowing for a genuinely felt conclusion."
A tragic event on the Golden Gate Bridge brings together a bunch of disparate people, several of whom are reeling from earlier trauma. Read full book review >

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HOLY SH*T by Melissa  Mohr
Released: May 2, 2013

"Friskier diction would have helped at times, but the book is generally informed, enlightening and often delightfully surprising."
A scholar in Renaissance literature debuts with a chronicle of cursing, from the Romans to R-rated movies. Read full book review >

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FIGHT SONG by Joshua Mohr
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"To the book's credit, Mohr never loses the story's emotional heart."
A midlife crisis takes a handful of surreal turns in Joshua Mohr's (Damascas, 2011, etc.) latest novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2004

"Despite stiff prose, an engagingly honest look at the crossroads of comedy and dysfunction."
Memo to aspiring comics: being on Saturday Night Live may help your career, but it sure won't be enjoyable. Read full book review >

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WHY WE TOOK THE CAR by Wolfgang Herrndorf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"In his first novel translated into English, Herrndorf sits squarely and triumphantly at the intersection of literary tall tale and coming-of-age picaresque. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Social misfits hit the Autobahn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1992

An insightful and iconoclastic series of essays on gay issues, by Mohr (Philosophy/Univ. of Illinois at Urbana; Gays/Justice, 1990, etc.—not reviewed). Read full book review >