Search Results: "Sam Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRDSONG ASCENDING by Sam Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"More, please."
Harrison combines the violence and craziness of the southern gothic with the gentler spirit of magic realism in a second novel (following Walls of Blue Coquina, 1990) that sometimes works and sometimes doesn't but is never, ever dull. Read full book review >

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ISLAM AND THE FUTURE OF TOLERANCE by Sam Harris
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A wider range of viewpoints might have made this discussion even more valuable, but readers with a knee-jerk opinion of Islam will learn a lot."
Can an American atheist who has said that "the West is at war with Islam" and a secular, former Islamist Muslim find common ground? Read full book review >

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HAM by Sam Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Entertaining and occasionally moving tales from the wilds of showbiz."
One of America's first reality stars taps his way through five decades of life on stage filled with the highest highs and the lowest lows. Read full book review >

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WAKING UP by Sam Harris
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A demanding, illusion-shattering book certain to receive criticism from both the scientific and the religious camps."
Another challenging work from the founder of Project Reason, this time an attempt to separate spirituality from religion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREE WILL by Sam Harris
NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"Short enough to be read in a single sitting and provocative enough to arouse outrage and rebuttals."
In a brilliant and concise book, the co-founder of Project Reason argues that free will is an illusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2004

"Provocative is too pale a word."
In a debut certain to anger anyone who is not an atheist, the author argues that religious faith is the root of all evil. 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

OTTER LOVES HALLOWEEN! by Sam Garton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"This one's a real treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Halloween is coming, and Otter is taking the holiday quite seriously, picking out the best pumpkin, choosing an appropriately scary costume, and thoroughly decorating the house—but when trick-or-treaters come, she is in for an unexpected surprise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ODYSSEY by Sam Ita
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Homer himself would be agog. (Pop-up classic. 10-13)"
A highlight-reel version of Odysseus' journey home, framed as a graphic novel and plastered with fantastically dramatic pop-ups and other special effects. Read full book review >

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MR. PUSSKINS AND LITTLE WHISKERS by Sam Lloyd
ANIMALS
Released: May 20, 2008

"Feline fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Pusskins may have met his match in this amusing sequel to Mr. Pusskins: A Love Story (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN by Sam Usher
Kirkus Star
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Bright, colorful joy for the rainiest of days. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Seeing the window beaded with morning raindrops, the white child narrator can't wait to get out into the wet, but Granddad says they should wait until the weather clears. Read full book review >

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THE BANDIT OF BARBEL BAY by Sam Bosma
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 19, 2016

"Fans will be breathing down Bosma's neck for the third. (Graphic fantasy. 12-18)"
Just as its predecessor, Fantasy Sports, Vol. 1, did, this manga-inspired volume features Wiz-Kid, a brown-skinned young female wizard apprentice, and Mug, a barbarous tomb raider. Read full book review >