Search Results: "John Elder Robison"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A warmhearted, appealing account by a masterful storyteller."
A father reflects on the "tumultuous father-son journey" that he and his son have shared. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The view from inside this little-understood disorder offers both cold comfort and real hope, which makes it an exceptionally useful contribution to the literature."
Affecting, on occasion surprisingly comic memoir about growing up with Asperger's syndrome. Read full book review >

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SWITCHED ON by John Elder Robison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"A fascinating companion to the previous memoirs by this masterful storyteller."
The bestselling author shares his experience as a participant in a cutting-edge study of the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the brains of people on the autism spectrum. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"Recommended reading for anyone seeking to understand Aspergian children and adults."
A guide to making the most of living with Asperger's Syndrome. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Balanced, gentle, meditative: an unusual find in today's books on Japan."
Appreciative essays on Japanese aesthetics and mores, delivered with sumi-like grace and delicacy. Read full book review >

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READING THE MOUNTAINS OF HOME by John Elder
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1998

"Frost would have cringed. (illustrations and maps, not seen)"
A slight memoir celebrating the natural wonders of the Vermont mountains. Read full book review >

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Released: April 15, 2016

"A quick, accessible introduction for new caregivers."
A compact resource that addresses the typical concerns of those who care for the elderly. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 3, 1994

"Useless to serious students and confusing to the popular audience for which it is intended, the book bears a passing resemblance to Story Earth by the Inter Press Service, from which several of the pieces in the final section are drawn."
An unfocused and pointless environmentalist anthology of stories from oral traditions. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1992

"A frightening and wondrous journey. (Eight pages of magnificent color photographs.)"
Ereira, a London-based TV producer, brings a chilling doomsday message from Colombia's isolated Kogi Tribe in this captivating mix of anthropology and travel writing. 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 >