Search Results: "Maxine Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

A partially successful exploration of the stereotypical images and overriding themes through which many women live their lives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"A little clunky, a little slow: a blip in the spy genre."
Evil, upright, or misunderstood? It's possible to see Red spy Kitty Harris—a.k.a. Elizabeth Dreyfus, Alice Read, Gypsy, Norma, Ada, et al.—as all three in this biography by retired KGB officer Damaskin. Read full book review >

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HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A lovely lesson delivered with a deft touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather hare takes a frisky youngster on an odyssey of (self-)discovery. Read full book review >

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MAXINE BANKS IS GETTING MARRIED by Lori Aurelia Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"It's a pleasure watching her learn from experience and apply that earned wisdom, especially the dawning recognition that if Demonee has the right to be loved and accepted for who she is, so has Maxine herself. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
From the first line, the eponymous narrator—affectionate, funny and smart—draws readers into her story with the same strong will she uses to persuade her longtime boyfriend, Brian, to tie the knot. Read full book review >

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THE HARRIS MEN by RM Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

An effortful first novel that features an African-American father seeking reconciliation with the sons he abandoned 20 years earlier. Read full book review >

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HARRIS AND ME by Gary Paulsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"The fecund Paulsen continues to extend his range: an earthy, wonderfully comic piece. (Fiction. 11-15)"
As the boy explains, he's 11 years old that early-50's summer when a deputy sheriff dumps him with distant relatives on a north country farm—one in a long succession of makeshifts arranged in lieu of the parents who drink Four Roses neat from jelly jars and are "pretty much mean whenever they [are] conscious." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 1994

"Worthwhile if only for Phebe Davis's pungent observations, but also for framing historic patterns of abuse of the mentally ill."
A hundred years of first-person reports from women committed to mental institutions that seem no less distressing in the 20th century than in the 19th. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2013

"An unflinching portrait that will surely satisfy Harris' fans."
A candid narrative deconstructs the turbulent personal and professional life of the late Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2006

"All the plights and possibilities of traditional life, viewed through an exquisitely sensitive wide-angle lens. (39 line drawings)"
Yeadon (Seasons in Basilicata, 2004, etc.) chronicles a garrulous, well-spent year on the Scottish island where the famous tweed is woven. Read full book review >

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THE HARRIS FAMILY by RM Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Well-intentioned, sometimes compelling, but far too agenda-driven."
Sequel to The Harris Men (1999), offering emotional punch if little else as it revisits an African-American family. Read full book review >