Search Results: "Sandee Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

MEAN-SPIRITED TALES by Sandee Harris
Released: Feb. 17, 2012

"An occasionally intriguing but imperfect collection."
Harris' debut collects 17 short "mean-spirited tales" that largely deal with the difficulties of satisfaction—both sexual and artistic. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MEET MEN AS SMART AS YOU by Sandee Brawarsky
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 1994

"Get out and meet someone, already."
Matchmakers and matchees alike will find help in this good- humored, complete guide, which advises women to leave no stone unturned—and no phone call unreturned—in the determined quest for a mate. 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

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 >

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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 >

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TUESDAY IN ARIZONA by Marian Harris
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"The illustrations, making use of all the exaggeration of political cartoons, feature familiar details of the Sonoran Desert, and readers will have fun poring over every page, in search of the punch line that gives the deadpan text its edge. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An atmospheric tale about a prospector and a pack rat in the desert lopes along at a leisurely pace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 6, 2015

"May appeal to a straight, Christian audience who haven't had sex before marriage."
A transcript of an extended conversation between a husband and wife about their theories on what makes for the best sex, including descriptions of specific acts and emotional exercises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEMON DERBY by Carrie Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"A paranormal adventure with both style and heart (on wheels). (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
A resolutely tough cancer survivor winds up battling more than just the opposing team when she goes out for roller derby and comes face to face with supernatural enemies in this fast-paced, often funny offering about demon hunters. Read full book review >

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100 DAYS OF SCHOOL by Trudy Harris
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A math-class must, but also at home in story hours. (Picture book. 5-8)"
100 Days Of School (32 pp.; $21.90; Sept.; 0-7613-1271-4): Readers will want to try the more interesting variations on math Harris has devised, e.g., addition and subtraction using clowns, trains, blackberry pie, and centipedes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS DRINKING NATION by Jonathan Harris
NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Further reading; index (not seen). (Nonfiction. 10+)"
An insightful history of the social effects of drinking alcoholic beverages and the dramatic seesaw struggles between ``wets'' and ``drys.'' In Harris's view, beliefs and stereotypes (poverty-stricken women wailing at the doors of their husbands' taverns) have as much power to determine social policy as do economic trends (e.g., transportation difficulties that led farmers to rebel against liquor taxes). Read full book review >

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DRUGGED AMERICA by Jonathan Harris
HEALTH
Released: May 30, 1991

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Not a self-help book but an intriguing report on how we got into the international drug mess and our chances of getting out. Read full book review >