Search Results: "Mark Harrison"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"While a valuable contribution to the history of epidemiology, the book contains more than average readers may want to know about sanitary laws over the centuries and the accompanying diplomatic and medical quarrels."
AIDS probably began in Africa and the influenza of 1918 in Europe. Modern transportation spread them across the world, but pre-modern transportation did the same with surprising efficiency, according to this detailed, scholarly examination of the politics of pandemics. Read full book review >

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The Millennial Reincarnations by Daniel Mark Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2015

"While ambitious and high-flying, this millennial tale remains bedazzled by the elite."
A novel follows the fortunes of young people in Shanghai and New York City who seek status, wealth, and sex against the backdrop of dynastic reincarnation. Read full book review >

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RORY HARRISON
by Alex Heimbach

A boy and girl go on a road trip to California. They visit the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. They fall in love. The plot of Rory Harrison’s debut novel, Looking for Group, sounds typical enough; the book itself is anything but.

Dylan is 17 and just found out that he is not, in fact, going to die. After years ...


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COLIN HARRISON
by Gregory McNamee

In his 1954 James Bond novel Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming observed that owning a large number of books tends to go hand in hand with “serious criminal tendencies.” Bibliophiles may object to the thought, but over the long run of history, collectors of many things—paintings, postage stamps, golf courses—have been implicated in all sorts of crimes connected ...


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GEORGE HARRISON by Olivia Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A rare and revelatory look at a rock legend."
Highly personal photos, letters and commentary illuminate the extraordinary life and times of late Beatles guitarist and songwriter George Harrison (1943-2001). Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AT THE PLAYGROUND by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A brightly lit 'find it' game that focuses more on laughs than skill. (Board book. 2-3)"
Harry the hippo plays hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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MARK HELPRIN
by Rhett Morgan

In both his travels and his writing, novelist Mark Helprin purposefully avoids the well-known icons and emblems associated with Paris, opting instead for everyday suburban streets and lesser-known architectural gems like the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière. “That’s one of the reasons that Paris is so beautiful,” the author of Paris in the Present Tense points out. “They’ve taken such great ...


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GRIZZLY DAD by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"In a season full of saccharine, this is the real thing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Dad wakes up one morning, he is in a GRRRRIZZLY mood, and after grrroaning, grrrizzling and GRRRUMPing, he goes back to bed where he can't do any more damage. Read full book review >

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HOW I BECAME CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"It's a nonviolent, humorous, and happy outcome that youngsters will find immensely satisfying; the perfect antidote to WWF fever. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Call it the WWF for preschoolers, if you will, but with cream pies and squirt guns instead of body slams and head locks. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AROUND THE HOUSE by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Not likely to be a longstanding favorite, but good for a brief bit of fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
A quick game of hide-and-seek with an enthusiastic but easy-to-find hippo. Read full book review >