Search Results: "John Ashby"


BOOK REVIEW

SEA GIFT by John Ashby
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"Though friendship with a local Mi'kmaq boy and success following his grandmother's advice come too easily, this story of adventure, coming of age, and moral ideas has much to offer. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When 14-year-old Lauchie convinces his mother to let him work on a lobster boat for the summer, little does he know he's in for the "absolute best" summer of his life. Read full book review >

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BEING HAL ASHBY by Nick Dawson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"A worthwhile portrait by a capable biographer."
The story of how a troubled boy from Utah who rarely watched films became the director of Being There and Harold and Maude, challenging Hollywood with his progressive attitude. Read full book review >

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JOHN!  by Rolin Bruno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2015

"While sometimes offering a confusing tangle of voices that lack individual features, this tale delivers a fresh and well-researched fictionalization of the assembling of the Apostles from John's point of view."
A young John the Apostle leaves his home to follow Jesus in this debut biblical novel. 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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MY FAVORITE DINOSAURS by Ruth Ashby
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Purchase for young dinosaur lovers, who may pore over paintings looking for their favorites. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
Dinosaur artist Sibbick presents 29 of his favorite dinosaurs with full-color double-paged paintings that pitch the viewer into the midst of action-filled dinosaur landscapes. Read full book review >

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THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"From the start, one wonders how Wolas is possibly going to pay off the idea that her heroine is such a genius. Verdict: few could do better."
A literary prodigy allows her husband to convince her to reverse their decision not to have children. Read full book review >

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JOHN PRINE by Eddie Huffman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2015

"It's difficult for Huffman to establish much stylistic continuity when he relies so heavily on quotes from other journalists, but the unlikely success of the reluctant performer makes for fascinating reading."
A guide to the troubadour's career lacks access to the artist himself but benefits from a subject who is as intriguing as his songs. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 6, 2005

"Strong language, partying, sex and drugs were a big part of John's life, and their portrayal makes this a work for older readers, who will find it fascinating. (afterword, discography, index) (Nonfiction. YA)"
"The guitar's all very well, John, but you'll never make a living out of it." Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by James Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A well-researched complement to McCullough's somewhat more accessible life: of much interest to students of the early Republic and the revolutionary era."
An agile life of Adams, "the unbeloved ‘president by three votes.' " Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2004

"Primarily of interest to devoted fans and those who knew Gardner."
Breezy appreciation by Silesky (Ferlinghetti, 1990, etc.), presenting the novelist as less an "outlaw" than a conventional man with a modest talent, a fierce drive, and a gift for self-destruction. Read full book review >

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GWEN JOHN by Sue Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An impressive portrait of a 'busy, daring, and eventful life,' profoundly independent and intellectual, though also melancholic."
British novelist and poet Roe (The Spitfire Factory, not reviewed, etc.) pens a well-tempered, bracing biography of the painter too often trivialized as Augustus John's sister or Auguste Rodin's lover. Read full book review >