Search Results: "John Nieuwenhuizen"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ABOUT ANNA? by Jan Simoen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2001

"I am Jonas. I am dead," opens Anna's older brother whose body was ravished by AIDS five years ago. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING by Guus Kuijer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Those who open themselves up to it will be repaid. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This austere little example of Dutch magical realism takes readers to Amsterdam in 1951, into the life of nine-year-old Thomas, whose only ambition is to grow up to be happy. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE ARK by Anne Provoost
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The ending is both sad and relieving as it touches both the bible and the modern political world. (Fiction. YA)"
This beautiful, solemn, heavy retelling of the story of Noah's ark is narrated in first person by Re Jana, a dark-skinned young woman of a different race from Noah's light-skinned family. 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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NINE OPEN ARMS by Benny Lindelauf
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A challenging and entirely unique Dutch import. (translator's note, character list, slang word list, map, contents) (Fiction. 11-14)"
At the end of an isolated road outside a small village in Holland in 1937, Fing and her eccentric family find themselves in a strange house that gives up its secrets reluctantly and with far-reaching consequences. Read full book review >

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JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

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JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

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JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >

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JOHN BROWN by John Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not a story for the younger set, but an important view of one of the most controversial men in American history. (author's note, sources, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
John Brown, with a makeshift flag in one hand and a tiny African-American tot cradled in the other, stands heroically on the jacket of this handsome picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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JOHN LENNON by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Intelligent and sympathetic, but overlong and unfocused."
Comprehensive biography of the Beatles' most outspoken and controversial member, whose murder by a demented fan in 1980 only added to his legacy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A more traditional biography and a more selective use of excerpts from primary sources might have been more interesting and effective, though report writers may find this helpful. (time line, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
John Adams was short, overweight, pale and bald. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by David McCullough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Despite the whopping length, there's not a wasted word in this superb, swiftly moving narrative, which brings new and overdue honor to a Founding Father."
A great, troubled, and, it seems, overlooked president receives his due from the Pulitzer-winning historian/biographer McCullough (Truman, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >