Search Results: "Kris Holloway"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poignant and powerful book. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A respectful, unsentimental portrait of a village in Mali, and a moving story of a warm friendship between an American Peace Corps volunteer fresh out of college and a young Malian health worker. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2013

"A solid contribution to the history of the early republic."
Sturdy biography of an important, long-overlooked figure in the early development of the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Those who are already persuaded by the classical view of character and culture will find little new here; those who are not so persuaded will find much that is puzzling and little that might change their minds."
A controversial study of the moral effects of rock music. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"The book is useful for multicultural studies, but shines as a warm family story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An outstanding intergenerational tale that captures a slice of life in contemporary China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1994

"What could have been a dry technical and analytical study is enlivened by the immensity of the issues at stake and the extraordinary characters populating the story."
A measured account of the development of the Soviet bomb program by Holloway (Political Science/Stanford, The Soviet Union and the Arms Race, 1983) that contrives to be both technically comprehensive and gripping. Read full book review >

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DRIVING WITH DEAD PEOPLE by Monica Holloway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2007

"For funeral-home-cum-dysfunctional-family tales, stick with Alison Bechdel's Fun Home (June 2006)."
An uneven first memoir offers more undigested anger than wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 14, 2016

"A useful list of precepts for Christian parents."
A debut book offers a parenting guide based on personal experiences and the Bible. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF GODDESSES by Kris Waldherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1996

"Further, in a book that seeks to be inclusive, many races and cultures are portrayed, but more than a third of the paintings depict blond goddesses. (pronunciation guide, bibliography) (Folklore. 10-14)"
An abecedary of 26 goddesses from cultures around the world. Read full book review >

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BAD PRINCESS by Kris Waldherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Power to the princesses, right on! (further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The author of Doomed Queens (2008) examines "princess backlash" and asks: what makes a princess? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 10, 2008

"A source of support and information for families suffering through similar tragedies."
Holloway's memoir provides a touching, insightful look at the impact mental illness has on patients and patients' families. Read full book review >