Search Results: "Mitchell S. Jackson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 14, 2012

"An intense, authentic vision of thug life."
Dispatches from criminality form the backbone of this swaggering collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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THE RESIDUE YEARS by Mitchell S. Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A bleak and depressing—yet searingly forthright and honest—confrontation with the mean streets of urban decay."
The time Jackson chronicles here is indeed residue, particularly the little that remains of hope in the unforgiving life of a decaying urban neighborhood in Portland, Ore. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"In short, an instructive and ready reference to the debate on judicial restraint being conducted by the right wing of the domestic electorate—without benefit of coverage by the mainstream press."
A one-stop opportunity to assess in the round a durable dispute on the political right, set off by a symposium in last November's edition of First Things. Read full book review >

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We Hold These Truths by David S. Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An intelligent and bracingly honest look at the possibility of a post-racial America."
A debut political novel explores the cultural ramifications of the first black U.S. president. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2016

"A beautiful, meditative account of literary and historical merit.
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A debut memoir about adversity, identity, and a mystical quest for spiritual succor. Read full book review >

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TOBY by Hazel Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toby is a pleasing pup, but his story doesn't stand out from the crowded pack of dog tales. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
A timid rescue dog learns to get along with his new owners, a lonely boy and his single dad. Read full book review >

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MIMI’S DADA CATIFESTO by Shelley Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Completely spectacular. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
This engaging picture book delivers a pleasurable story, dazzling artwork and a fascinating introduction to Dadaism. Read full book review >

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THE GAGGLE SISTERS RIVER TOUR by Chris Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The kooky, droll watercolors are a decided plus, but it is the dryly humorous, theatrical text that keeps the story going strong to the end, as readers applaud Dorothy's saintly patience and try to figure a way to reach into the pages to strangle Sadie. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A prima donna goose who practically defines pomposity gets a glimmering that her entourage of one—her sister—may well be indispensable to her success. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The discoveries that compelled their change of heart lend surprising twists to the narrative—one likely to be of great interest to students of Cold War history and true crime."
A former FBI agent and his coauthor spouse revisit a bungled, long-forgotten spy case and turn up the smoking gun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD WOMAN AND THE WAVE by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Artful collage paintings, with snippets of maps to conjure terrae incognitae, allow the text to achieve its oblique promise of transcendence in the sudden, severe breach of routine. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this story of deliverance from Jackson, a curmudgeonly old woman discovers her liquid neighbor has greater things on its mind than raindrops and the occasional proffered fish. Read full book review >