Search Results: "Joseph L. Dorris"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A quest for gold that will take readers on an enlightening tour of the 1870s West."
A father and son try their luck at gold prospecting in Dorris' historical account of mining camps in Idaho Territory. Read full book review >

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SALMON RIVER KID by Joseph Dorris
Released: March 7, 2014

"An excellent read. Let's hope there's more to come."
Welcome to the Idaho Territory of 1872, where a boy and his father eke out a livelihood. If the winters don't kill you, the claim jumpers might. Read full book review >

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Released: March 26, 2013

"An engaging, humorous take on a familiar topic."
No-nonsense fitness tips from a New Jersey tough guy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2014

"A combination of workbook and fable that offers managers a road map to happily-ever-after."
Apes and chimpanzees lead by example in Garcia's (Talk to the Hand, 2012, etc.) third book on being a successful manager. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2004

"Neatly removes the genetic explanation for racism from the equation, taking science out of the racist's arsenal."
Squelching bad science, evolutionary biologist Graves (The Emperor's New Clothes, not reviewed) explains how race is a social construct without basis in biological understanding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT BALL GAME by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Oops. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How the bat found its niche in the animal kingdom and why birds fly south in winter are explained in this Muskogee tale, one of a dozen similar stories on the topic found in Native American lore. Read full book review >

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SEES BEHIND TREES by Michael Dorris
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The exquisitely crafted language remains so simple it can be enjoyed by middle-graders, while the brevity and adventure promise wide readership among less-skilled teenage readers. (Fiction. 8+)"
With characters who are wholly believable yet true to their era, Dorris (Guests, 1994, etc.) has created a coming-of-age novel from the myopic perspective of a sight-impaired Native American boy in 15th-century Virginia. Read full book review >

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MORNING GIRL by Michael Dorris
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

"Saddening, compelling—a novel to be cherished for its compassion and humanity. (Fiction. 8+)"
Like the quiet lap of waves on the sand, the alternating introspections of two Bahamian island children in 1492. Read full book review >

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WORKING MEN by Michael Dorris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Crisp, convincing, and often affecting stories of men's lives. (First printing of 50,000)"
Fourteen handsomely crafted stories showing sympathy for a broad range of mostly male characters—from stalwart small-town workingmen to a homosexual traveling salesman and an obedient Native American boy on the verge of marriage—by memoirist (The Broken Cord, 1989) and novelist Dorris (coauthor, The Crown of Columbus, 1991; etc.). Read full book review >