Search Results: "John Hay"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIRD OF LIGHT by John Hay
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1991

"A sublime love letter, to be read slowly, and savored like a lambent day in spring."
A lyrical and factually engrossing account of the lives of terns—dazzling aerial acrobats and ``untiring, restless explorers of our planet.'' Hay (The Immortal Wilderness, 1986; The Undiscovered Country, 1982, etc.), widely and justifiably regarded as one of our finest nature essayists, here offers a small masterwork. Read full book review >

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A BEGINNER'S FAITH IN THINGS UNSEEN by John Hay
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 1995

"This memoir shows no diminution in Hay's genius for expressing a powerful and contagious appreciation of nature."
In this eloquent memoir, on the eve of his 80th birthday, Hay (The Bird of Light, 1991) reviews the lessons of a life lived close to nature. Read full book review >

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IN THE COMPANY OF LIGHT by John Hay
Released: March 2, 1998

"Moments of transcendent beauty, pretty writing, and a heart that's in the right place aren't enough to transcend Hay's self-conscious straining for a miracle around every corner."
An extravagantly lyrical indictment of our desecration of nature from the widely respected elder statesman of nature writers—aggrieved, contrarian, but ultimately self-absorbed. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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UPCOMING SCIFI AND FANTASY FILMS TAKE A PAGE FROM BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Over the years, Filmmakers have increasingly turned to the pages of books to find their Next Big Hit, and they're not coming up empty handed. Here's a roundup of the latest science fiction and fantasy books that have attracted Hollywood's attention enough to purchase filming rights and will hopefully be making their way to film.

The Wizards ...


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WILD AND WONDERFUL
by Julie Danielson

At the end of John Cage and Lois Long’s Mud Book, we see a birthday cake made out of mud with dried dandelions for candles. To boot, we’ve been instructed prior to that precisely how to make a mud cake. “Make a wish,” this last page states with unequivocal glee.

I love this. Could there be a better antidote ...


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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A HUNDRED SMALL LESSONS by Ashley Hay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A cerebral tale, slow-moving but profound."
If home is where the heart is, when does a house become a home—or, conversely, stop being one? Two women struggle to find the answer. Read full book review >