Search Results: "Pearl Jam"


BOOK REVIEW

PEARL JAM TWENTY by Pearl Jam
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fun, photo-filled day-in-the-life chronicle of one of America's hardest-working rock bands."
Grunge monsters Pearl Jam compile 20 years' worth of firsthand remembrances, photos and tour-related ephemera in this oversized career-encapsulating scrapbook. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"A highly selective discography will give readers who want to become listeners a jump start; those seeking more background will want to follow this up with James Lincoln Collier's Jazz (1997). (glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A busy page design—artily superimposed text and photos, tinted portraits, and break-out boxes—and occasionally infelicitous writing ("Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie became . . . bandleader of the quintet at the Onyx Club, from which bebop got its name") give this quick history of jazz a slapdash air, but Lee delves relatively deeply into the music's direct and indirect African roots, then goes beyond the usual tedious tally of names to present a coherent picture of specific influences and innovations associated with the biggest names in jazz. Read full book review >

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JAM by Alan Goldsher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"With a sharp feel for the music and the sharks that feed on it, all this first novel lacks are characters that transcend caricature."
Upbeat and hip, bassist/journalist Goldsher's debut features a pair of jazz kids who grow up talented and tight, only to be undone by the big bad music business after crossing over and rocketing to the top of the pop charts. Read full book review >

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JAM by Margaret Mahy
Released: Feb. 1, 1985

"And for anyone whose appetite is whetted by the story, a recipe for plum jam appears on the endpapers."
Mr. and Mrs. Castle and three small Castles ("more like Cottages, really") live in a white house with a big lawn. Read full book review >

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PEARL by Deirdre Riordan Hall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A character-driven book for readers who like their fare on the intense side. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-18)"
The daughter of a drug-addicted rock star tries to change her life when her uncle sends her to an exclusive prep school. Read full book review >

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PEARL by Jo Knowles
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 19, 2011

"Knowles' fine ear for dialogue and her sensitive, nuanced portrayal of ordinary people's mishandling of complex situations allow her to play with soap-opera conventions without being crushed under their clichéd weight. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A touching family melodrama about the corrosive nature of secrets and the cleansing power of honesty. Read full book review >

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PEARL by Mary Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Elegant prose, thought-provoking plot, mammoth themes—and sometimes slow-going."
An overly intense, multilayered tale about three characters facing a life-and-death situation, a state of affairs brought into being by religion, class, social consciousness, and political activism. Read full book review >

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JITTERBUG JAM by Barbara Jean Hicks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2005

"Not going to bed. Now nor never." Read full book review >

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TRUCK JAM by Paul Strickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"There are no fancy or multiple effects here (unless you count the moving truck parts) just straight-ahead, crowd-pleasing traffic. (Picture book/popup. 4-6)"
Small truck fans will be riveted by these huge popup trucks: a pick-up bounces along over a bumpy road; a bright purple semi- grinds to a halt with clouds of steam shooting out from under the hood; a tow truck's crane prepares to hook it up; a fire truck's ladder rears up; a yellow dump truck drops its load. Read full book review >

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CULTURE JAM by Kalle Lasn
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Organized, like Walden, by season, this is the best call to simplify and renew natural life since Thoreau and the American Renaissance."
An eloquent manifesto of anti-commercialism worthy of predecessors like Thoreau and Huxley. Read full book review >

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HENRY IN A JAM by B.B. Bourne
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Traffic jams, it turns out, can be good fun, and children might even learn a word or two. (Early reader. 3-5)"
A genial elementary reader that taps into the electricity generated by Brian Biggs' Everything Goes: On Land (2011). Read full book review >

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Pearl Harbor by Kevin O'Connell
NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2015

"A convincing analysis of Japan's role in World War II and a reasonable argument for a logic process that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor."
A re-evaluation of the attack on Pearl Harbor in the context of Japanese regional and domestic politics. Read full book review >