Search Results: "Leslie Jamison"


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THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2014

"A fierce, razor-sharp, heartwarming nonfiction debut."
A dazzling collection of essays on the human condition. Read full book review >

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HONEY BADGERS by Jamison Odone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"His free-ranging, outdoorsy lifestyle, along with the carved stone animals, rumpled-looking trees and other odd details tucked into the pictures, may engage readers for a bit, but most will just scratch their heads and move on. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Wearing influences from Maurice Sendak to Edward Gorey on his sleeve, Odone debuts with a child's terse, surreal self-introduction. Read full book review >

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MOLE HAD EVERYTHING by Jamison Odone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Mole finds a comfortable balance in the material world without getting apoplectic about it—a worthwhile lesson, neatly presented. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mole's idyllic existence is threatened when the bug of acquisition bites him. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

"The appealing Jamisons prove themselves consummate guides to culinary travel."
Charming journal of three globe-hopping months, largely around Southeast Asia, by a pair of seasoned food professionals. Read full book review >

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PERISHABLE by Dirk Jamison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2006

"Recollections in a fresh voice—with sharp teeth."
Journalist and filmmaker Jamison offers a wicked, wonderfully crafted memoir about growing up in California and Oregon amid a nutty, unlovely clan. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS WANNABE by Leslie Lammle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Despite the can't-miss lesson, it's nice that storytime is such a big deal, even in the castle, and children will enjoy seeing all the familiar characters gathered here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A frothy bit of storytelling and soft, squiggly art full of easily recognized folk from other tales. Read full book review >

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ALBERT'S PLAY by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"Any school would be fortunate to have the unflappable Albert—and every child should have a chance to meet him. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The second book from this talented author-illustrator is as delightfully fresh and innovative as Albert's Alphabet (1991). Read full book review >

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ALBERT'S FIELD TRIP by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"The book makes a fine introduction to apple farms—or to class trips—but best is following the entrancing animal individuals through the colorful, beautifully designed illustrations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Albert's third is not quite the imaginative extravaganza of his first two (Albert's Alphabet, 1991, ALA Notable, and ...Play, 1992); it's a fairly straightforward trip to an apple farm, with the amiable duck driving the school bus. Read full book review >

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PIDGE AND JAMIE by Marjorie Jamison Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"An exhaustive family history that will likely appeal to romantics and World War I aficionados."
Through their letters, Douglas tells the story of the life and love of her parents during the turbulent World War I era. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"But overall, a well-written, vivid depiction of a devastating mental illness. (First printing of 75,000; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Mood-disorder specialist Jamison (Psychiatry/Johns Hopkins) comes clean about her own mood disorder: manic-depression. Read full book review >