Search Results: "R.P. Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

TUA AND THE ELEPHANT by R.P. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A rousing adventure that introduces the issue of elephant trafficking in a gentle and appropriate way. (Fiction. 8-12)"
How do you hide an elephant? Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH BOOK OF FIVE by R.P. Poe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A playfully surreal but enthralling story of society's castoffs."
In Poe's (The Long Forgetting, 2016, etc.) dramatic novel, a drifter and a wayward teenager find common ground at a boardinghouse for people with disabilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR OF MY COFFEE by R.P. Heinz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2017

"A coming-of-age tale that bridges cultural gaps with sincerity and laughs."
In this debut novel, a white suburban teenager runs a car detailing service in 1960s California, finding among his employees a mentor in a charismatic, Southern black man. Read full book review >

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AS EAGLES SWARM by R.P. Wollbvaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A historically astute and powerful account of a world fractured by war."
In this thriller, a Canadian regiment joins the fight in the thick of World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Father Patrick Gets His Hat Trick by R.P. Ringland
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"A positive, uplifting story that, despite its occasionally distracting style, will entertain young readers. "
In this debut children's story told in the form of an epic poem, an Englishpriest fields a team in a soccer tournament to raise money for necessary church repairs. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

APART by R.P. MacIntyre
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"In an age of instant messaging and e-mails, this tender epistolary novel tells a timeless story about the shaping of a friendship. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Contemporary teens living on opposite sides of Canada develop a close relationship as they correspond by snail mail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 25, 2017

"Of great interest to policy wonks and would-be political analysts, perhaps less so for general readers."
Why we should heed the warnings of qualified experts and how the failure to do so in the past has led to avoidable disasters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOT, COLD, SHY, BOLD by Pamela Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"One picture that spans an entire spread—of two girls facing each other—is spoiled because the book's binding falls at a crucial area of the photograph; it shows that their 'how-do-you-do' faces are aimed not at each other, but at the buggy occupant of a jar. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A concept book in photographs that holds nothing new for those familiar with Tana Hoban's or Margaret Miller's work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARMALADE AND THE MAGIC BIRDS by Robin Harris
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"No magic here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An intrepid orange cat and a larcenous magician are the protagonists of this offbeat tale. Read full book review >