Search Results: "Michael Dorris"


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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GUESTS by Michael Dorris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1994

"A book that might have been outstanding had it delivered more or attempted less. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A brief look into Native American life just before it is irrevocably changed in this rite-of-passage tale of a young Indian boy. Read full book review >

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PAPER TRAIL by Michael Dorris
Released: April 1, 1994

"Collectively, the essays evoke the pathos, joy, and mystery of unaccountable suffering and unbearable loss, of spiritual triumph and enduring love, conveying universal experiences in a simple and touching language."
Known primarily as a novelist (Working Men, 1993; Morning Girls, 1992; The Crown of Columbus with his wife, Louise Erdrich, 1991) and for The Broken Cord, which described his oldest son Abel's affliction with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), Dorris here offers an array of previously published essays. Read full book review >

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SEES BEHIND TREES by Michael Dorris
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The exquisitely crafted language remains so simple it can be enjoyed by middle-graders, while the brevity and adventure promise wide readership among less-skilled teenage readers. (Fiction. 8+)"
With characters who are wholly believable yet true to their era, Dorris (Guests, 1994, etc.) has created a coming-of-age novel from the myopic perspective of a sight-impaired Native American boy in 15th-century Virginia. Read full book review >

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WORKING MEN by Michael Dorris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Crisp, convincing, and often affecting stories of men's lives. (First printing of 50,000)"
Fourteen handsomely crafted stories showing sympathy for a broad range of mostly male characters—from stalwart small-town workingmen to a homosexual traveling salesman and an obedient Native American boy on the verge of marriage—by memoirist (The Broken Cord, 1989) and novelist Dorris (coauthor, The Crown of Columbus, 1991; etc.). Read full book review >

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MORNING GIRL by Michael Dorris
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 14, 1992

"Saddening, compelling—a novel to be cherished for its compassion and humanity. (Fiction. 8+)"
Like the quiet lap of waves on the sand, the alternating introspections of two Bahamian island children in 1492. Read full book review >

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THE WINDOW by Michael Dorris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Dorris's lyrical writing and ability to create evocative moments will sustain those who have read his historical novels, but won't give them an idea of the real Rayona of the earlier books. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Rayona Taylor, the heroine from Dorris's adult novels, A Yellow Raft in Blue River (1987) and Cloud Chamber (1997), is featured in this prequel, about her life as an 11-year-old who is abandoned by her Native American mother, and shuffled from place to place by her African-American father. Read full book review >

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CLOUD CHAMBER by Michael Dorris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A little of John O'Hara, and rather more of A.J. Cronin, here, but the story's details will draw you in and keep you reading. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection; author tour)"
Dorris's first solo novel in almost a decade is a partial prequel to his successful A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (1987), and a generational saga that celebrates the enduring power of family ties. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >