Search Results: "Joseph and Alan Adams Hunt"


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BLUE DHARMA by Joseph and Alan Adams Hunt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

"A winning and complex fantasy tale."
In this epic spiritual fantasy, the forces of good and evil battle for control of a distant planet much like our own. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"One real drawback as a piece of nonfiction for children is that the bibliography, while extensive, includes no titles for young readers. (chronology, bibliography, Web sites, acknowledgments for archival illustrations, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
As the subtitle indicates, this dual biography focuses on the remarkable marriage of one of the nation's founders and his publicly silent but privately very vocal wife. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH AND KOZA by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Released: Sept. 29, 1970

"In sum, the exhibit format is unwarranted as well as impractical."
A Michelangelesque setting for a simple story of how Joseph, a goldsmith of Jerusalem, brought the word of God to Mazovia, a Polish realm on the Vistula, challenging the practice of human sacrifice, discrediting the witch Zla and the evil spirits she invokes, and gaining the love of Koza, the Chieftain's beautiful daughter who was to have been offered to the river. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH AND THE SABBATH FISH by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Heartwarming for Jewish collections and religious-school settings. (Picture book/religion. 5-7)"
Award-winner Kimmel retells a Jewish fable of greed and generosity. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Moses's heart-wrenching story of a young man's struggle to cut ties with his mother and a dead-end life will leave readers profoundly moved. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It is hard to imagine a more irresponsible, indifferent, negligent mother than the one 15-year-old Joseph Flood has endured. Read full book review >

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HENRY ADAMS AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2005

"It seemed like a great match: one historian fascinated by the paradoxes of power writing about a great predecessor. But Wills loses his focus—and, oddly enough, even his own familiar provocative voice."
Wills (The Rosary, 2005, etc.) may have attempted something beyond even his considerable powers in this overly ambitious examination of the great American historian Henry Adams (1838-1918). Read full book review >

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LOVE AND RERUNS IN ADAMS COUNTY by Mark Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Raymond Carver without the soul."
Low-life America has its day in this first novel by an eight- time Pushcart nominee: a tale of a high-school baseball star, the cheerleader who married him, and their long, painful, post-teenaged decline, first explored in novella form in Spencer's collection, Wedlock (1990). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1991

"The vigor and creativity of the Pulitzers have never been in question, but who they were as people comes through richly here. (Sixty-nine photographs—not seen.)"
Solid biography of the longtime editor-publisher of the St. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"His own story, however, turns out to be mundane. (8 pages b&w photos)"
Alexander sets a standard of thoroughness for future works on Paton, but the treasures unearthed by his impressive research are few and far between in this tell-too-much biography. Read full book review >