Search Results: "Jesse Ball"


BOOK REVIEW

JESSE by Marshall Frady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Well written and well balanced, this is essential reading for students of contemporary American politics in this election year. (First serial to the New Yorker; author tour)"
An ambitious biography of an ambitious and complex man. Read full book review >

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JESSE by Gary Soto
FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"A satisfying and enlightening story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jesse is a 17-year-old Chicano, struggling through the complexities of adolescence in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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SILENCE ONCE BEGUN by Jesse Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Ball may or may not explain himself in the end, but there's no denying the fascination his aberrant storytelling inspires."
"Jesse Ball" investigates a series of disappearances, a wrongful conviction and a love story in modern-day Osaka, Japan. Read full book review >

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THE CURFEW by Jesse Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"Mordantly morbid."
Minimalist tale of a former violinist turned epitaph scribe, and his daughter. Read full book review >

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SAMEDI THE DEAFNESS by Jesse Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"An unorthodox detective story—the author's fiction debut—that uses poetry to sharpen its edge."
A young man with an unusual gift is drawn into a multifarious conspiracy. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SET A FIRE AND WHY by Jesse Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A brilliant portrayal of a girl who's quite aware of what she's going through."
A troubled adolescent girl dreams of setting fire to the world. Read full book review >

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A CURE FOR SUICIDE by Jesse Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"This may be Ball's most self-contained work, but it's also one of his most fragile and one that may not hold up under focused scrutiny by a wider audience."
A man and a woman are locked in a strange therapeutic cycle in this speculative fiction by literary experimentalist Ball (Silence Once Begun, 2014, etc.)Read full book review >

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THE WAY THROUGH DOORS by Jesse Ball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Although not for readers without patience for experimental fiction, this Jungian house of mirrors offers riches, including fractured fables whose characters occasionally threaten to burst their archetypal bonds."
Surreal tale from Ball (Samedi the Deafness, 2007, etc.), an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, of a young pamphleteer, a Coney Island guess artist and their joint effort to search for and save an amnesiac woman. Read full book review >

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BALL by Tara Ison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Freaky, nasty, highly original, and unforgettable, whether you like it or not."
Elegant, creepy short stories with a horror-film sensibility. Read full book review >

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BALL by Mary Sullivan
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Deceptively simple little winner for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The single word "ball" comprises the text of this visual chronicle of a day in the life of a dog and his ball. Read full book review >

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BALL by John Hutton
by John Hutton, illustrated by Sarah Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sweet but not essential book. (Board book. 2-3)"
A whole host of children presents a whole host of balls in this new installment in the Baby Unplugged series. Read full book review >

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JESSE OWENS by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Perfunctory reading list appended. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This soaring tribute to Owens reserves biographical details for the afterword, focusing instead on his Olympics experience from arrival in Berlin to triumphant ticker-tape parade back in New York. Read full book review >