Search Results: "Michele Norris"


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THE GRACE OF SILENCE by Michele Norris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Outstanding."
In her debut memoir, veteran journalist and All Things Considered co-host Norris deftly explores the "unprecedented, hidden and robust conversation about race" now taking place throughout the United States. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF FRANK NORRIS by Frank Norris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Others likely won—t."
The career of novelist Frank Norris was tragically short—he died in 1902, at the age of 32—but crowded with work. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"These stories about often-overlooked characters find sharp observations on the indignities of modern life."
Brosky's darkly witty stories describe the major and mundane problems facing ordinary Midwesterners. Read full book review >

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KOOKOOLAND by Gloria Norris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An intelligent and bracing memoir."
An independent film producer's story of how she grew up dominated by her charismatic, troubled father but managed to break free of his influence. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN YOU & ME by Mary Norris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2015

"A funny book for any serious reader."
A New Yorker editor since 1978, Norris provides an educational, entertaining narrative about grammar, spelling and punctuation.Read full book review >

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THE CLOISTER WALK by Kathleen Norris
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1996

"A down-to-earth and accessible introduction to a powerful tradition."
Ruminations on the perennial relevance of Benedictine monastic life from Norris (Dakota: A Spiritual Biography, 1993), who acts as a sympathetic and perceptive outsider. Read full book review >

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DAKOTA by Kathleen Norris
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Quiet and clearheaded, with typical first-book flaws."
A meditative mÇlange of observations on Midwest land and spirit. Read full book review >

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Released: May 30, 1989

In this second of a series, a gaggle of contemporary short-fiction writers select their favorite stories, explain their rationales and, sometimes, comment on the creative process as well. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGIN OF BENNINGTON by Kathleen Norris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"There just isn't anything unusual enough about the author's experiences and perceptions to make this more than a near-stereotypical tale of a provincial American emerging from a sheltered, small-town environment to confront the dangers and temptations of a big metropolis."
Poet and nonfiction author Norris (The Cloister Walk, 1996, etc.) focuses in this autobiography on her years at Bennington College in the mid-1960s and a subsequent period of maturation in New York City. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING GLASS by Helen Norris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 1992

"Groundbreaking, not."
A lackluster collection of short stories from Norris (Walk With the Sickle Moon, Water into Wine, etc.) that have all the zip of a soda left too long uncapped. Read full book review >

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MARY MCGRORY by John Norris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Norris is plainly in love with his fascinating subject, which is not only McGrory, but newspaper journalism in general."
Mary McGrory's life (1918-2004) as a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington columnist is so interesting that it's hard to understand why there hasn't been a book about her until now. Enter Norris (The Disaster Gypsies: Humanitarian Workers in the World's Deadliest Conflicts, 2007, etc.) with this balanced, page-turning biography. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF SKULL ISLAND by Zack Norris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Fans can follow the twins to the Amazon, Paris and the Rockies later this year…if they haven't found something better. (Mystery. 8-11)"
Is Black Heart's treasure still on Skull Island? Read full book review >