Search Results: "Michael Bishop"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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NELLIE BISHOP by Clara Gillow Clark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Clark (Annie's Choice, 1993) models the fast-paced story on events in her own family's past; this well-researched slice of history combines a suspenseful plot with an unusual love story, making this a book readers are likely to cherish. (Fiction. 12+)"
Nellie Bishop's parents are quite a pair: Her greedy, cruel mother and her drunken, gambling father are anxious to give their daughter's hand in marriage to any lout of a canal worker who comes up with a few dollars for them. Read full book review >

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SARA BISHOP by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: April 23, 1980

"It is, though, her own resourcefulness that gets her out each time; there is some small, undramatic progression in her withdrawal and incipient healing; and the adventure, historical background, survival mechanics, and inner condition are well integrated."
In the early days of the Revolutionary War, Sara Bishop's Tory father is killed and their farmhouse burned by hoodlum Patriot Boys. Read full book review >

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NIC BISHOP FROGS by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A chatty author's note gives insight into both Bishop's enthusiasm and the painstaking techniques behind the spectacular images; a glossary and index complete the superlative whole. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Gliding frogs, glass frogs, growling grass frogs—who knew there were so many frogs in the world? Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH BISHOP by Megan Marshall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Bishop shared with Marianne Moore a 'near obsession with accuracy of detail and precision of language.' This fine biography demonstrates the magnitude of Bishop's achievements without ignoring her flaws."
A new biography of one of the most celebrated American poets of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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NIC BISHOP SPIDERS by Nic Bishop
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This splendid title should leap off the shelves. (index, glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Striking close-up and highly magnified photos of a wide variety of spiders are the heart of this fascinating and versatile introduction to the order. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"But there's a muddiness here—Bishop is revealed but then covered up again without psychological or literary acuity—that can't quite convince us that Bishop's life or her art matters as much as these pages assume that it does."
Nappy with the sympathy, solicitude, and slightly off-kilter admiration that the fans of Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) are known for, Millier (American Literature/Middlebury College) delivers a long, detailed life of the woman who wrote contemporary American poetry everyone seemed to respect without ever being able to say quite why. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN'S BISHOP by Gustav Niebuhr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A pleasant surprise for the average history buff."
Enlightening tale of Abraham Lincoln's other war. Read full book review >

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COUNT GEIGER'S BLUES by Michael Bishop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"Witty, often admirable work but with a hidden agenda that grates."
Another distinctive fantasy featuring a dying protagonist (as in Unicorn Mountain, 1988), this one set in the mythical southern state of Oconee and its largest city, Salonika. Read full book review >

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AT THE CITY LIMITS OF FATE by Michael Bishop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Chilly, intellectual, extended metaphorical ruminations for the most part, with the emotions only rarely engaged: for minority tastes only."
Bishop's latest collection (One Winter in Eden, 1984, etc.) brings together 15 tales, 198696, drawn from a wide variety of periodicals and anthologies, many with a strong mainstream/experimental flavor. Read full book review >