Search Results: "River Jordan"


BOOK REVIEW

CALL EACH RIVER JORDAN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

A "novel of historical suspense" wanders pleasantly through its plot: a mystery involving the slaughter of 40 escaped slaves between Civil War battle lines, and one man's attempt to find the killers. Read full book review >

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SAINTS IN LIMBO by River Jordan
Released: May 19, 2009

"Overly sentimental fare that will probably find some readers to cherish it as a spiritual balm."
An inspirational message drives this story about an elderly widow, a magic rock and some transformed lives. Read full book review >

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JORDAN by Mitchell Krugel
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Includes a handy listing of Jordan statistics and records, and some interesting basketball lore and history; but there's really little new here. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Yet another book about the ``retired'' basketball superstar, this one with passages written as if by Jordan, from ``Michael's perspective,'' though not in his ``exact words.'' Krugel, a sportswriter for the Hammond (Ill.) Read full book review >

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THE MESSENGER OF MAGNOLIA STREET by River Jordan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"What could have been a soppy parable, or prose meant for the converted, is turned into a delight in Jordan's deft hands. A beautifully written, atmospheric tale."
Hell's busted loose—literally—in Shibboleth, Ala., and the town's salvation resides in the form of Nehemiah Trust, reluctant prodigal son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"Commendable intent, inspirational concept, poor execution."
Southern writer Jordan (The Miracle of Mercy Land, 2010, etc.) commits herself to pray for a stranger every day as an ambitious New Year's resolution. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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CHASING JORDAN by Heidi W. Boehringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"A first novel as testimony to a mother's hell—without transcendence."
Motherhood sinks to an all-time low in Boehringer's bleak debut, set in the soulless suburbs of South Florida. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2002

"A chilling account."
From journalist Toth (Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, etc.), a disturbing story of a 14-year-old boy who axed to death his foster mother. Read full book review >

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RIVER by Debby Atwell
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"They wanted to share'), the message comes through clearly in the striking riverine scenes, as bright skies and blue waters change to lowering clouds and gray dinginess, then back to idealized views of grassy approaches and families at play. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a series of folk-art paintings, Atwell (Barn, 1996) charts an American river's decline from unspoiled to trash-strewn, then its recovery due to the efforts of concerned people. Read full book review >

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A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN by Dana Canedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"A gut-wrenching memoir of love unexpectedly eviscerated."
In spare, poignant prose, New York Times assistant national news editor Canedy bares the human cost of the Iraq war. Read full book review >