Search Results: "John A. Parrish"


BOOK REVIEW

AUTOPSY OF WAR by John A. Parrish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A useful introduction to the causes and consequences of PTSD."
A distinguished physician reflects on a tormented life haunted by memories of his one-year war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Once a household name and worth knowing at least for that, Parrish deserves more than this cursory onceover. (Biography. 7-10)"
The generous (if selective and unfocused) array of pictures don't quite compensate for a vague, sketchy accompanying narrative in this biography, the first about the influential painter aimed at young people. Read full book review >

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MAXFIELD PARRISH by Alma Gilbert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The author includes a brief biographical introduction and a personal memoir about the birth and growth of her fascination with Parrish; it's the only part of this with any value, and that minor. (Anthology. 10-15)"
A slim collection, subtitled ``A Treasury of Art and Children's Literature,'' of some of Parrish's full-color art, matched to abbreviated retellings of the tales for which they were created. Read full book review >

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JOHN MUIR WRESTLES A WATERFALL by Julie Danneberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"A welcome addition to the modern collection of John Muir's adventures. (Internet resources, bibliography, citations) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
A noted naturalist nearly loses his life exploring a waterfall. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2008

"Scholars will deplore the dearth of documentation, but general readers will delight in this tale of a randy rapscallion who found time between dalliances to create some enduringly popular works of fiction and drama."
An authorized biography of the peripatetic, priapic and enormously prolific octogenarian who still rises at dawn to the pages of blank foolscap he fills with astonishing speed and craft. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

Weatherford's compressed poetic homage to Coltrane's early influences relays biographical details through metaphors evoking sound: "Before John was a jazz giant, / he heard Grandpa's Sunday sermons, / Mama playing hymns for the senior choir, / and the scoutmaster's call to join a band." Read full book review >

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The Hart of John: A New Apocalypse by Lawrence R. Deering
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tense, thought-provoking thriller about the power of revealed Scripture."
In Deering's (Youth Group, 2012, etc.) sequel to The Brotherhood (2013), the discovery of a hidden manuscript gives rise to a dangerous demagogue, and only the nephew of another demagogue can stop him.Read full book review >

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I WANT A HUG by John A. Rowe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The absence of a Mama Hedgehog may ruffle more convention-minded children (and adults), but the message that differences should be embraced—literally, in this case—is always worth an iteration. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Between endpapers filled with couples kissing and embracing among floating hearts, Rowe places a cozy tale of a baby hedgehog in need of a touch of intimacy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For Cold War completists only. One hopes that Walker will not profit from this defiant scribble."
Straight from the federal pen, an unrepentant traitor's mea culpa. Read full book review >

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THE POWER CHRONICLES by John L. Parrish
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"A traditional but engaging new addition to a packed genre."
Debut author Parrish brings a likable sensibility to a familiar sci-fi tale of superpowered humans. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURES OF A BALLAD HUNTER by John A. Lomax
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Essential reading for neo-folkies, alt-country fans, blues enthusiasts, and most other stripes of music lover."
A reissue, 70 years after the original publication, of the lightly learned, endlessly interesting memoir by pioneering folklorist Lomax. Read full book review >