Search Results: "John Jeremiah Sullivan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"Reflections from horse country about equine bloodlines, as well as the author's own. (20 b&w illustrations)"
The offspring of a journalist tells of equine bloodlines and, not incidentally, his own family history. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2014 by John Jeremiah Sullivan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Good reading on a variety of topics by an observant band of essayists."
The current iteration in the venerable franchise, edited this year by essayist Sullivan (Pulphead, 2011, etc.), who contributes a thoughtful introduction on the art of the essay since it was defined by Montaigne.Read full book review >

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PULPHEAD by John Jeremiah Sullivan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Mostly impressive work from a writer who frequently causes readers to challenge their own perspectives."
Though many of the articles collected here illuminate the surfaces of popular culture, the best of them go deeper into the heart of America. Read full book review >

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MURDER &  SULLIVAN by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 1997

"Ardent Gilbert and Sullivan followers will enjoy the Ruddigore replay, but puzzle fans will find little to admire here in the dull characters, repetitive details of investigation procedure, endless domestic trivia, and clumsy plotting."
Oliver, Indiana, is now home to widow Joan Spencer and her college student son Andrew (Buried in Quilts, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"While Sullivan is right to decry the gap in the current literature on Japan, he fails to stake out new territory here."
From Sullivan (Univ. of Washington Business School): a study that's part exploration of the role of Japanese corporations in American life, part critique of the current US-Japan dialogue, part how-to for Americans working for Japanese managers—and far too meandering and diffuse to offer a proper treatment of its many subjects. Read full book review >

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JEREMIAH LEARNS TO READ by Jo Ellen Bogart
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Adult new readers may respond to this, but next to stories such as Eve Bunting's The Wednesday Surprise (1989) and Marie Bradley's More Than Anything Else (1995), children will gain little sense here of the importance, benefits, or process of learning to read. (Picture book. 6-8)"
PLB 0-531-33190-3 A bland take on a worthy theme: when an aging farmer suddenly decides that he'd like to add reading to his many other skills, he washes up and presents himself at the one-room schoolhouse. Read full book review >

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JEREMIAH: TERRORIST PROPHET by Michael A. Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"A fallen soufflÇ. (First printing of 75,000; $100,000 ad/promo)"
Tritely formulaic, tongue-in-cheek psychokiller first novel, infrequently redeemed by sarcastic winks at the questionable entanglements binding TV journalists to the purveyors of media-ready sensationalism. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF DECLAN CURTIS by John Jeremiah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"A classic mob tale with some welcome and unexpectedly fresh notes."
A debut novel blends loss, intrigue, action, and the criminal underworld. 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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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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GOODNIGHT SILKY SULLIVAN by Laurie Alberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 1995

"Originally, the most impressive stories here—some of which first appeared in American Fiction and Nimrod—read like small novels, by turns lyrical and gritty."
A debut collection of six stories from Alberts (the novel Tempting Fate, 1987)—a writer especially good at weaving together, in a few pages, a saatisfying tapestry of voice, character, situation, and detail. Read full book review >