Search Results: "Jr. McKay"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Elusive, always escaping from definitions and roles, McKay even escaped his own funeral: The train carrying his body was delayed, arriving four hours after the ceremony."
As much a study of self-defeat as of a struggle for survival, this is a well-documented and cautious biography of a tough, angry, and mercurial Jamaican writer during the interwar years in America. Read full book review >

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GOD JR. by Dennis Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A refreshing departure from the obsessive redundancy of its predecessors. Probably Cooper's best yet."
And now for something different from the master of homosexual punk sadomasochism. Read full book review >

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THE REAL MCKAY by Jim McKay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A pleasant walk down memory lane with a genuinely decent man. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
Broadcaster McKay tells his story in a voice grown familiar from 30 years of ABC's Wide World of Sports and 11 Olympic Games: unfailingly charming, friendly, noncombative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 10, 2012

"Deeply felt, humane, with every emotion and insight well-earned, this is a thick, rich, satisfying novel that deserves a wide audience."
McKay's adventure tale set in two timelines—present day and the 16th century—explores the complex fears and hopes that arise when very different cultures confront each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITTGENSTEIN JR by Lars Iyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Pieced together from terse vignettes and enlivened with a liberal scattering of exclamation points, the novel teeters between exaggerated gloom and moments of true tenderness. Existential angst is rarely this entertaining."
An enigmatic young philosophy lecturer infuriates, intrigues and ultimately beguiles his Cambridge University students in this droll love story about logic and learning from Iyer (Philosophy/Newcastle Univ.; Exodus, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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CARAVAN by Jr. McKay
by Jr. McKay, illustrated by Darryl Ligasan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The author's note includes geographic information and also acts as a glossary. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Jura is one of the nomadic Kirghiz people of Afghanistan, preparing for the first time to accompany his father on a caravan across the Hindu Kush mountains for supplies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Blending scholarship and ironic detachment, an admirably balanced treatment of a politician who provoked anything but objectivity during his Marion Barry-like career. (Thirty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The first full-length biography—and likely the authoritative one for years to come—of the flamboyant black congressman who, as civil-rights gadfly and as libertine, exemplified the gap between our nation's ideals and practices that was given a name in Gunnar Myrdal's ``American Dilemma.'' Blessed with good looks, eloquence, and a bully pulpit (he succeeded his father as head of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the nation's largest black congregation), Powell became ``Mr. Civil Rights'' in the pre-King era by combining agitation and electoral politics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"A compelling portrait of a conflicted feminist."
Finely detailed biography of a woman whose ascension as a cult figure writing as a man was the most visible facet of her fascinating and, in the end, tragic life. Read full book review >

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LOOK-ALIKES JR. by Joan Steiner
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Captioned by couplets, closed with a complete key to materials, these pages take Walter Wick's photographs for the I Spy series a step further, to an imagination- expanding realm where a pencil or a breadstick can play any number of amazing roles. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Steiner brings the dazzling ingenuity of her debut, Look-Alikes (1998) to a series of less dense, but no less savory, sight games for younger children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jane Doe Jr.  by Berta Briones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A slapdash attempt to address the very serious issues of gender identity and teen suicide."
A transgender teen, born as Mark but determined to live as Samantha, struggles for acceptance from her peers and family in this novella. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1989

Breezy, cheeky biography of the man who, as director of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), dominated modern art for decades. Read full book review >