Search Results: "John Wray"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST TIME ACCIDENTS by John Wray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"An omnium-gatherum of 20th-century physics and spirituality that ultimately gathers too much."
A sprawling, heady tale of time travel with detours into alternative religion, pulp science fiction, the Holocaust, and much, much—much—more. Read full book review >

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CANAAN’S TONGUE by John Wray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Wray is the real thing, and Canaan's Tongue is itself a masterpiece."
A plot to resell escaped slaves and the wisdom of the kabala are ingeniously linked, in Whiting Award winner Wray's ambitious successor to his superb debut (The Right Hand of Sleep, 2001). Read full book review >

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LOWBOY by John Wray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2009

"The opening pages recall Salinger's Holden Caulfield, but the denouement and haunting aftertaste may make the stunned reader whisper 'Dostoevsky.' Yes, it really is that good."
A teenaged paranoid schizophrenic risks his fragmenting grasp of reality in a quixotic attempt to save a world threatened by global warming, in Whiting Award winner Wray's deeply disturbing third novel. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT HAND OF SLEEP by John Wray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2001

"A first novel that's really about something, blessedly free of authorial navel-gazing."
Wray, a young writer of Austrian-American descent, slowly and surely creates a moving characterization of a casualty of both war and peace who finds himself both a son without a family and a man without a country. Read full book review >

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THIS BELONGS TO ME by Anna Wray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"All in all, nifty stuff for the artistically inclined. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Snazzy! Funky! Cool stuff, not boring! Somehow the vocabulary seems a little dated, but the idea is fairly neat: making stencils, collages and other items to personalize backpacks, tabletops, jeans and even your skin (jagua or henna tattoos). Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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HOME IS WHERE WE LIVE by Cornerstone Community Outreach
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Despite the good intentions shot through this project, the confusing, jumbled presentation does no service to its subject or readers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
In a book subtitled, ``Life at a Shelter Through a Young Girl's Eyes,'' an unnamed girl describes her life in a homeless shelter, from the night she arrives with her family to their departure for a new apartment. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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