Search Results: "John Buffalo Mailer"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"Norman remains a national treasure, and his fans must be grateful to his son for convincing the old man to sit down and answer a few questions. His answers are illuminating, annoying, amusing."
Reflections, rants and racy ruminations by the octogenarian author of The Naked and the Dead and other gems of American literature, interspersed with occasional questions and comments from his 27-year-old son, who is wise enough to know which of Mailer's thoughts are of greater interest. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO by Beverly Brodsky
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"With this multi-layered perspective of the buffalo Brodsky has managed to create an exceptional work that is both informational and aesthetically grand—a must purchase for all libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
Brodsky (The Story of Job, 1986, etc.) has made a magnificent re-entry into the world of picture books with this historical look at the plight of the buffalo as related to the Native American experience. Read full book review >

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NORMAN MAILER by J. Michael Lennon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Detailed and anecdotal without being gossipy (a yarn concerning a nicotine-addicted cat notwithstanding) and a must-read for students and admirers of Mailer's work."
Appropriately sprawling biography of the larger-than-life writer, brawler, provocateur and bon vivant. 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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BUFFALO SPIRITS by Elizabeth Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 22, 2003

"An impassioned debut, but the people get lost in the landscape."
A middle-aged Chicago journalist revisits the Kansas plains of her childhood. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO NICKEL by Floyd Salas
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Beautifully written, gritty, and deeply human; maybe Salas will return to regular publishing with the debut of this outstanding memoir."
Piercing and eloquent coming-of-age story from novelist- boxer Salas. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO HUNT by Russell Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1988

"A worthy companion to his longer Indian Chiefs (1987)."
The winner of the 1988 Newbery Medal has produced another well-executed illustrated history, a genre that he has made his own. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO LOCKJAW by Greg Ames
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"A novel about hard choices and doing the right thing that is modest, moving and true."
In this beautifully observed debut, a son wrestles with the possibility of assisted suicide for his mother, stricken with Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO MUSIC by Tracey E. Fern
ANIMALS
Released: May 19, 2008

"Together they make this story one with widespread appeal. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Molly first settled in West Texas, she did her chores to "buffalo music," the noises made by massive herds of buffalo grazing nearby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"A fluently written celebration of life, punctuated, as always, by death. Worthy of a place alongside Doug Peacock's Grizzly Years (1990), Jack Turner's The Abstract Wild (1996) and other meditations on the red-in-tooth-and-claw side of nature."
Hunter/conservationist and Outside correspondent Rinella (The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine, 2006) chases the last of the wild buffalo, turning up a fine tale in the process. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO SONG by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2008

"A first buy for public and school libraries. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The fictional story of one orphaned buffalo calf, Little Thunder Hoof, becomes the vehicle for Bruchac's tale of one extraordinary family and its commitment to saving the Buffalo People. Read full book review >