Search Results: "Jonah Raskin"


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JONAH by Christful Apps
developed by Christful Apps, adapted by Laura Towers, illustrated by Brian Caleb Dumm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A minnow of a story at a whale of a price. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
This Bible story could've been spectacular on the iPad, but this version is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Raskin puts Hoffman into his American context and offers fascinating insight into both. (25 b&w photos, not seen)"
An insightful biography that paints provocateur extraordinaire Abbie Hoffman as the paradigm of the 1960s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fresh contribution to the public debate on the economics of consumption and the health of American communities."
A lyrical memoir of the relationship among farming, eating and sustaining community in Sonoma County, Calif. Read full book review >

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JONAH MAN by Christopher Narozny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"An original and promising literary debut."
Narozny draws an intriguing literary debut from the unexpected milieu of yucks and pratfalls, "browsers" and "sleeper jumps" of 20th-century vaudeville. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY WITH JONAH by Madeleine L'Engle
Released: Sept. 15, 1967

"This can be staged (and has been) but it makes intriguing reading also for the receptive young person."
The reluctant prophet comes full circle with the aid of various percipient animals in Mrs. L'Engle's verse-drama, offering an unusual entree into biblical themes. Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF JONAH BOYD by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"One hopes the gifted Leavitt is capable of much better work. But the clock is ticking."
Leavitt's ungainly sixth novel appears to be an amalgam of transposed autobiography, literary in-talk, and the emphasis on family dynamics that distinguished his early work (The Lost Language of Cranes, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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OH NO, JONAH! by Tilda Balsley
by Tilda Balsley, illustrated by Jago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A rousing rendition of the familiar tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The story of Jonah and God's command to him to warn the misbehaving people of Ninevah is retold in a rhyming narrative that brings out the reluctant prophet's continual noncompliance. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH JONAH by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Formulaic, but written brightly, and charmingly sincere."
A tropical version of The Paper Chase, describing a young woman's first year at an Indonesian medical school, by the author of The Cage (1994). Read full book review >

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JONAH, THE WHALE by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"His other dream, that Jonah's mother and boyfriend reconcile, is also realized, the one false note in an uplifting tale with an unpredictable plot and a sympathetic, likable hero. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An overweight boy transforms his fantasy of TV stardom into a formula for success in this poignant, affirming novel from Shreve (The Formerly Great Alexander Family, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SIGN OF JONAH by Boeli van Leeuwen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"An interesting debut."
The fifth novel but first US publication for noted Dutch Caribbean novelist van Leeuwen—a modernist fable of faith and affirmation in a vividly rendered setting. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF JONAH by Joshua Max Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Feldman is clever in his use of the Jonah story, and his novel is of the same strange and enigmatic quality as the original."
A modern retelling of the story from the Hebrew Bible, with a corporate lawyer standing in for Jonah and Amsterdam for the belly of the whale. Read full book review >