Search Results: "John Kearns"


BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Jan. 16, 2009

"Nonetheless, stealing a march on all competitors by treating The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008) as a separate title, this wins points for currency, and all but the most obsessive readers will find it unexcelled for ease of use as a quick reference guide. (source list) (Reference. 10-adult)"
His publisher having lost 2008's courtroom battle against J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers over an initial print version of his popular fan site's encyclopedia of everything Potter, Vander Ark offers a revised second take. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Editor Kearns has assembled an impressive group of tales, and also illuminated an overlooked tradition."
A startling, useful gathering of 25 stories by both familiar and overlooked Irish-American women writers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A thoroughly outstanding exploration of motherhood that's sure to delight mothers, daughters, and lovers of skillfull prose, no matter their ethnic background. (Author tour)"
Kearns (who edited Cabbage and Bones: An Anthology of Irish-American Women's Fiction, 1997) has assembled a delightfully diverse collection of essays (old and new) and fiction about the struggles and unique joys of motherhood, written by some of America's finest Irish-American women writers. Read full book review >

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Finding Proof of Jesus by James L. Kearns
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2016

"A rambling, disappointingly undisciplined religious argument."
An attempt to prove the existence of God with both experiential and scientific evidence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"It's no small achievement to have something new to say on Teddy Roosevelt's presidency, but Goodwin succeeds admirably. A notable, psychologically charged study in leadership."
Swiftly moving account of a friendship that turned sour, broke a political party in two and involved an insistent, omnipresent press corps. Cantor and Boehner? No: Teddy and Taft. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Illuminating and well-written, as are all of Goodwin's presidential studies; a welcome addition to Lincolniana."
Well-practiced historian Goodwin, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time (1994), examines Abraham Lincoln as a practical politician, focusing on his conversion of rivals to allies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1986

"There are scores of illustrations, many of which look to be candids from family photo albums."
What, at this late date, could possibly be added to the oft-told story of the Kennedy clan? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Valuable, if solemn, first-person insights on the price of renewal from a professional executive who knows the territory. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
An insider's earnest report on how Xerox won, lost, and regained control of the multibillion-dollar global market it launched in plain-paper copiers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 1994

"A moving drama of patchwork intimacy in the White House, played out against the sweeping tableau of the nation rallying behind a great crusade."
A superb dual portrait of the 32nd President and his First Lady, whose extraordinary partnership steered the nation through the perilous WW II years. Read full book review >

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THE FEMALE COMPLAINT by Rosalie Morales Kearns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"With prose that ranges from the humorous to the lyric and forms that range from the real to the magical, here is a vital addition to contemporary literature."
Thirty-six spellbinding stories about the active, spirited lives of women. Read full book review >

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KINGDOM OF WOMEN by Rosalie Morales Kearns
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A bold, politically minded tale with a spiritual soul."
A feminist alternative history novel explores the morality of violence. Read full book review >