Search Results: "John Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The discoveries that compelled their change of heart lend surprising twists to the narrative—one likely to be of great interest to students of Cold War history and true crime."
A former FBI agent and his coauthor spouse revisit a bungled, long-forgotten spy case and turn up the smoking gun. Read full book review >

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TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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BEING AUDREY HEPBURN by Mitchell Kriegman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Ideal for Audrey fans or anyone who wants to escape the mundane. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
A standard Cinderella tale is enhanced with a detailed sense of reality amid the wish fulfillment. Read full book review >

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THE ELEMENTALS by Saundra Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"The least successful of the three. (Paranormal historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
The final book in Mitchell's historical trilogy with paranormal overtones (The Springsweet, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SPRINGSWEET by Saundra Mitchell
Released: April 17, 2012

"A high-quality, absorbing drama. (Paranormal historical romance. 12 & up)"
A lovely historical romance takes readers back to the 1890 Oklahoma territory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2010

"An ample selection of well-captioned photographs, maps and archival material breaks up the text and demonstrates the tremendous impact of the Ford Motor Company. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
This well-rounded portrait depicts Ford as a complex, contradictory figure embodying qualities that are equally admirable and loathsome. Read full book review >