Search Results: "Jesmyn Ward"


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MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A modern rejoinder to Black Like Me, Beloved and other stories of struggle and redemption—beautifully written, if sometimes too sad to bear."
An assured yet scarifying memoir by young, supremely gifted novelist Ward (Salvage the Bones, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"A superbly realized work of fiction that, while Southern to the bone, transcends its region to become universal."
An evocative novel of a family torn apart by grief, hardship, misunderstanding and, soon, the biggest storm any of them has ever seen. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE THIS TIME by Jesmyn Ward
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Timely contributions to an urgent national conversation."
Poets, scholars, and essayists reflect on race in America. Read full book review >

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SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"As with the best and most meaningful American fiction these days, old truths are recast here in new realities rife with both peril and promise."
The terrible beauty of life along the nation's lower margins is summoned in this bold, bright, and sharp-eyed road novel. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE LINE BLEEDS by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"A promising debut."
Blues on the bayou, and blood to boot. Read full book review >

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HENRY FINDS HIS WORD by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Let this be the first first-word book to pull from the shelf. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Seeing that baby talk isn't working as well as he'd like, Henry decides to find his first word. Read full book review >

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DON’T EAT THE BABYSITTER! by Nick Ward
ANIMALS
Released: April 11, 2006

"Will appeal to the shark lovers more than to the parents of their own wild child. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sammy is a rather excitable shark, who tends to bite things when emotions run high; in his last outing, Don't Eat the Teacher (2004), it was his schoolmates and supplies. Read full book review >

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COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >

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PELLY AND MR. HARRISON VISIT THE  MOON by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"All in all, a light, imaginative romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The going-to-bed routine morphs into a fantastic adventure when Pelly notices an unusual fixture attached to her family's bathtub. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE AND THE NEW PIGLET by Nick Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Pure homespun fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ward's bucolic Galahad, Farmer George, makes a triumphant return, this time rescuing a swine in distress. Read full book review >

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ARCHIPELAGO by David Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2009

"Leaving much unresolved, however, with an ending that is too pat, this is more of an appetizer than a satisfying read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Shortly after his father's death, 12-year-old Jonah and his photographer mother go on a trip to the Queen Charlotte Islands. Read full book review >