Search Results: "John Carter Cash"


BOOK REVIEW

CASH by Johnny Cash
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Mostly, though, a pungent, substantive autobiography from one the most iconoclastic talents on the American music scene. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($200,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A humble, happy look back from the man in black. Read full book review >

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MOMMA LOVES HER LITTLE SON by John Carter Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"While the author's memories of his mother are apparently heartfelt, his tribute is likely to have limited appeal. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As long as there are parents and grandparents, there will be a market for sweet, rhyming odes to the love of a mother for her son. Read full book review >

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THE CAT IN THE RHINESTONE SUIT by John Carter Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"With phrases seemingly thrown in because they rhyme, not because they advance any sort of plot, this is one to skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cash's latest is plagued with problems similar to those facing his previous two children's offerings, awkward syntax and poor scansion being the worst of these, but he also adds a new one to the mix: a thin, if enthusiastic plot. Read full book review >

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DADDY LOVES HIS LITTLE GIRL by John Carter Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"It is a shamelessly over-the-top goo-fest that consistently reaches for the easy image with seemingly no regard to art or craft. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Cash follows up his purple tribute to the love between mothers and sons (Momma Loves Her Little Son, 2009) with an equally labored celebration of the father-daughter bond. Read full book review >

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CASH LANDING by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Andie's bridegroom, series regular Jack Swyteck, turns up in the last chapter to help slam the door on this zany, overlong caper. But it's hard to care which of these lowlifes ends up on top when they're all so despicable."
Thieves fall out over a fabulous jackpot that somehow isn't quite enough to go around. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY CASH by Garth Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"An episode of 'Behind the Music' would tell you more about Johnny Cash than this lazy rehash."
Barely six months after the country singer's death, a superficial biography by music writer Campbell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARTER CLAY by Elizabeth Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"A masterful story of simple people trying to understand God's inhumanity to man."
Agonizing, uncompromising southern gothic that glares unflinchingly at the cultural motifs of sin and salvation as they reassemble the shattered life of a burned-out Vietnam vet. Read full book review >

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HODDING CARTER by Ann Waldron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"Waldron eschews both hero-making and debunking: readable if surfacey."
Workmanlike biography of the combative (but socially adept) editor/publisher of Mississippi's Greenville Delta Democrat-Times. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Tim O’Shei
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2002

"This series and the accompanying easy-to-navigate Web site will make this predictable assignment less daunting and a little more interesting for the writer. (index, chapter notes, annotated Web addresses, bibliography.) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Jimmy Carter's life story presented specifically for the reader who has a report to write for school. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A readable, if utilitarian, update for Ed Slavin's Jimmy Carter (1989) and the other series biographies. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-13)"
In Schraff's view, although Carter's presidential record is decidedly mixed, in the days since he sacrificed his political career to save the lives of the Iran hostages, he has become our ``best example of a retired former president.'' In clear, concise prose, this entry in the United States Presidents series traces Carter's career from five-year-old peanut vendor to venerable peacemaker, showing how he overcame the obstacles of a rustic background and substandard education to excel in the navy, in business, and in politics, closing with a summary account of his post-presidential achievements up to his 1996 visit to Tunisia to mediate the Rwanda-Burundi conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL by Glen David Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A wildly ambitious performance from a first-novelist who has all the tricks in his bag—but just doesn't know how to use them yet."
Debut historical, based on the real life of magician Charles Carter, that manages to get several balls in the air at once, only to let them drop along the way. 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 >