Search Results: "Joy Harjo"


BOOK REVIEW

CRAZY BRAVE by Joy Harjo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2012

"A unique, incandescent memoir."
A lyrical, soul-stirring memoir about how an acclaimed Native American poet and musician came to embrace "the spirit of poetry." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS PARTY by Joy Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A relatively harmless if unnecessary purchase. (Picture books. 4-8)"
A sugar-shock of pink coats this perfectly nice if less-than-extraordinary addition to the princess shelf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD LUCK CAT by Harjo
by Harjo, illustrated by Paul Lee
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Anyone who has loved a cat will find plenty to identify with here, and those who haven't had the pleasure will get a sense of what they are missing in terms of affection and missed heartbeats. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Poet Harjo's first children's book is a highdrama tale of a cat with more than nine lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE A-WORD by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"This series seems to be in a bit of a sophomore slump; here's hoping subsequent volumes will again take flight. (Paranormal fiction. 13-16)"
Sassy, smart-mouthed, cowboy-boot fan Jenna Samuels is back once again, fighting evildoers with the aid of her angelic cohorts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANASTASIA FOREVER by Joy Preble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Satisfying, but start with the first book. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
The trilogy that began with Dreaming Anastasia (2009) comes to an exciting, if cluttered, conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLONIAL TIMES, 1600-1700 by Joy Masoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The author concludes with a few titles for further reading, Web sites, picture credits, and an index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Imagine compressing one hundred years of American history into 48 pages! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW NATION by Joy Hakim
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Chronology; wide-ranging bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
``Now this is confusing, so pay attention.'' Deftly simplifying difficult issues, Hakim continues her vivacious tour in this fourth volume (of a projected ten) in the Oxford History of US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROAD TO ESMERALDA by Joy Nicholson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Without qualification: take the road to Esmeralda."
Second-novelist Nicholson (The Tribes of Palos Verdes, 1997) blends the trenchant politics of Barbara Kingsolver with the emotional insight of Sue Miller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST TIME by Joy Fielding
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"For the most part, though, a tonic account of how one woman discovers her truest self in the face of supreme disaster."
Fielding forgoes the criminal emphasis of her recent soccer-mom thrillers (Missing Pieces, 1997, etc.) to focus on the greatest noncriminal peril of all: an early death sentence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN PAST TIME by Len Joy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2014

"A well-crafted novel that will particularly appeal to sports and history aficionados."
Dancer Stonemason, a minor league pitcher, falls into a downward spiral in Joy's debut novel. Read full book review >