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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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 >

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Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"A welcome testament to the intricate challenges of belief."
Norris presents an approachable piece of theological reflection that challenges believers to embrace the unexpected complexity of the godhead. Read full book review >

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BLUE PLATE SPECIAL by Frances Norris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"If Norris is trying to satirize LA and/or Kentucky, Julia's whiny condescension kills her case. She has to be one of the least appealing chick-lit chicks that ever clucked."
Disjointed first novel, this about a young woman fighting over her father's estate with her stepsister in Kentucky between struggles with romance and career in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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TOY GUNS by Lisa Norris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2000

"Stories wider in range than in power, from a writer who could grow."
The winner of Helicon's 1999 Willa Cather Fiction Prize debuts with stories that, albeit earnest, are too effortful and familiar to take flight. Read full book review >

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EVE by Pamela Norris
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"With a balance of humor and feminist irony, Norris links fact and fiction, myth and history to provide a sometimes chaotic but often edifying story of the First Mother. (41 b&w, 12 color illustrations, not seen)"
Eve, the "mother of all living," has taken the flak for the woes of man- and womankind for millennia, and only now is her image being revamped, as recounted in this wide-ranging overview of stories from before Genesis to contemporary feminist thought. Read full book review >