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 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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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 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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"An uneven work that addresses pressing problems facing the black community but offers debatable solutions."
Shelton addresses the continuing effects of slavery in America and calls for new leadership and new ways of thinking in his debut nonfiction book. Read full book review >

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COLLECTED STORIES by Leslie Norris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Attractive work, if in a minor key, from a likable and estimable craftsman."
Collected Stories ($19.95 paperback original; Sept. 1996; 260 pp.; 1-85411-133-7): An omnibus volume that gathers the contents of Welsh storyteller Norris's previous volumes, The Girl from Cardigan (not reviewed) and Sliding (1976), as well as some previously uncollected work. Read full book review >

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FLYING INTO THE STORM by Bill Norris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2014

"Authentically details a ferocious year in Vietnam and delivers an unforgettable ending."
Norris' debut historical drama follows a young U.S. soldier sent to Vietnam the same year as the Tet Offensive; he's confronted with dwindling support back home and mutual animosity and distrust between Americans and South Vietnamese. 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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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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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 >