Search Results: "Maurice D. Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

LYING BELIEFS by Maurice D. Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2014

"Though theoretically written for and aimed at, well, everyone, this book is more likely to find an appreciative audience among the popular philosophy and self-help crowds."
A proposed alternative to traditional religious ideologies, focusing on the inherent godliness of every human being. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1998

A full-dress study of a great general whose life spanned the life of his young nation—from the Founding Fathers to the Civil War—but who has been largely neglected by historians. Read full book review >

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THE SCIELL by Auden D. Johnson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 11, 2014

"A middling but occasionally intriguing dark fantasy."
Johnson, inher debut, offers the first installment of a new horror-fantasy series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW BORDER VOICES by Brandon D. Shuler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 7, 2014

"Students of Texas literature will want this as an index of both up-and-coming and canonical writers (absent Benjamin Sáenz and Cormac McCarthy). For students of borderlands literature writ large, a more general collection extending westward awaits its gatherer."
A mixed bag of writings from and about the Rio Grande country of Ojinaga, Terlingua and suchlike places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SAMURAI'S DAUGHTER by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Like Merrill's The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars (p. 1191), an unusual glimpse of an independent-minded girl in long-ago Japan; a handsome book that will have many uses. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
From medieval Japan (as detailed in a careful note), a wonderful legend about the dauntless Tokoyo, whose beloved father Kuma has taught her the samurai virtues, plus such manly arts as riding; and who insists, despite her noble birth, on learning to dive for pearls, a traditional skill of women of the Oki Islands. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW WIFE by Robert D. San Souci
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An excellent edition of a fine story. (Folklore/Picture book. 6+)"
A ghost story based on an ancient Japanese legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BROTHER'S BOOK by Maurice Sendak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The sharply felt humor and yearning that infuse both the verbal and visual narratives will kindle profound emotional responses in hearts of any age. (introduction by Stephen Greenblatt) (Illustrated poem. All ages)"
In his last finished work, Sendak tips a cap to intellectual and artistic influences, but he puts his own unique stamp on a lyrical flight that looks toward a reunion with Jack, his long-dead brother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA OWL FINDS A FRIEND by Maurice Pledger
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Despite some uneven moments, Olivia's tale is friendly-enough fare. (Board book. 2-4)"

An owlet named Olivia searches for friends of a feather in this lift-the-flap tale. Read full book review >