Search Results: "John Hanson Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Still, these essays will appeal to the L.L. Bean set."
Rambling thoughts on the meaning of gardens, nature, and wildness. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1998

"A thoughtful, beautifully written addition to environmental and regional literature."
A Thoreauvian ramble through English common law, American history, the New England landscape, and much else. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A handsome addition to the author's tapestry of his Massachusetts purlieus, by now as closely observed as Gilbert White's Selborne. (Photos throughout)"
Another artful piece of creative nonfiction from Mitchell (Following the Sun, 2002, etc.) rediscovers the life of a multitalented African-American assistant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2002

"Few won't wish they were riding in Mitchell's slipstream, sharing in all the sun and stories and places, the wine and the food."
The exquisite chronicler of Scratch Flat, Massachusetts, rolls far afield in this gladdening excursion that follows the emerging of spring into summer from Spain to the Hebrides. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A book to be read leisurely and contemplatively."
On a Columbus Day, over the course of a discursive, 15-mile ramble to Thoreau's grave at Concord, Mass., Mitchell (Living at the End of Time, 1990, etc.) ponders the old roads of the Minutemen on their way to battle and laments the vacuity of the contemporary soul of America. Read full book review >

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The Boy Who Lived with Ghosts by John Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2013

"A startling, sometimes-chilling tale of mental illness and familial abuse."
Mitchell's debut novel is an autobiographical account of a young lad in a broken home, living in poverty and surrounded by death and madness. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SAVE YOUR TAIL by Mary Hanson
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2007

"Clever and cunning, this is a recipe for laugh-out-loud fun, especially as a read-aloud. (map, family tree) (Fiction. 7-10)"
"If you are a rat nabbed by cats who really like stories about magic spoons, wolves with snout-warts, big, hairy chimney trolls . . . and cookies too," then you'll love this tale of tails. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 1998

"An elegy that slaughters a hecatomb of sacred cows along the way."
Juvenalian ridicule, Ciceronian argument, and Cato-like censure animate a lively defense of the deadest of dead languages and dead white European males. Read full book review >

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THE WONDER by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Few books so truthfully represent a child's wandering, unwavering wondering. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A boy daydreams, wondering "where the birds are flying to," "who makes the clouds," "what the best playground in the world might be like," "what the crossing guard's sign would taste like," and "how the stars shine." Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT AT THE ZOO by Faye Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An exuberant, surprising, and unforgettable trip to the zoo. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When they are accidentally locked in, two children discover what a magical place the zoo becomes at midnight. Read full book review >

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MONK EASTMAN by Neil Hanson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A quirky study that intriguingly snapshots a city in time as well as a life."
Hanson (Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War, 2006, etc.) pursues the glamour in New York City's Lower East Side gangland. Read full book review >