Search Results: "John McPhee"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JOHN MCPHEE READER by John McPhee
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 29, 1976

"Choice excerpts from a master craftsman."
The widely admired John McPhee is a modern journalist whose personal travelogs avoid the obtrusive presence or confessional tone common to many of his contemporaries. Read full book review >

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MAGENTA MCPHEE by Catherine Bateson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A believable, satisfying read. (Fiction. 9-13)"
On the edge of adolescence, Magenta McPhee spends a lot of time thinking about love. Read full book review >

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THE PINE BARRENS by John McPhee
NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 1968

"All in all, enlivened facts, some well remembered events, and the customary pleasant softshoe styling."
This is one of John McPhee's extended profiles (The Headmaster, Oranges, etc.) guessably of New Yorker derivation. Read full book review >

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A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE by John McPhee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 1965

"Twenty-one, and an Olympic champion, he has retired to the cloisters!"
What a rare sports book! Read full book review >

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SILK PARACHUTE by John McPhee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 2010

"Reading these vignettes is like finding the bean in the Twelfth Night cake—each is a surprising, rewarding delight."
Ten gem-quality bemusements from New Yorker veteran McPhee (Uncommon Carriers, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON CARRIERS by John McPhee
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"Read this colorful journalism and you will never view an 18-wheeler, freight train or UPS truck in quite the same way."
McPhee (The Founding Fish, 2002, etc.) rides the rails, sits shotgun in a tanker truck and climbs aboard a river towboat as he investigates the ways in which the staples of modern life travel from one place to another. Read full book review >

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ASSEMBLING CALIFORNIA by John McPhee
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Intolerable if one has no taste for mysteries beneath the soil; otherwise, riveting."
The final entry in McPhee's four-volume hymn to geology, known collectively as Annals of the Former World (most recently Rising from the Plains, 1986). Read full book review >

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LEVELS OF THE GAME by John McPhee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 1969

"Your advantage."
From The New Yorker where it appeared as a two-part profile, this is the kind of job that Mr. McPhee did on Bill Bradley (A Sense of Where You Are — 1965) and gives an on and off court photomontage of Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner at Forest Hills. Read full book review >

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ME AND ANNIE MCPHEE by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"There's not much new under the sun, or in the sea, but a bouncy rhythm—and full-on shouted conclusion—can't be beat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two curious monkeys think they are alone on an island in the middle of the sea. 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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THE FOUNDING FISH by John McPhee
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"'I'm a shad fisherman,' says McPhee. True, but also a talented portraitist of the fish, a Gilbert Stuart of the species, and a William Hogarth, too, sticking an elbow into the ribs of his obsession."
A blue-chip tour of the American shad from McPhee (Annals of the Former World, 1998, etc.), maestro of the extended essay, if not the fly rod. Read full book review >