Search Results: "Sharman Apt Russell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Agile, cerebral, ruminative, entirely satisfying."
A leisurely, recondite crawl through various conundrums besetting today's archaeologists, elegantly handled by one of their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"The West needs a new image, and she's given us many to choose from."
Take the cowboy, please, and send him packing, along with all his mythological baggage—or so argues Russell (Writing/Western New Mexico University) in this provocative and iconoclastic study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR by Sharman Apt Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"By turns bawdy and bold, Russell shifts between precise, accurate scientific description and sheer absurdity, which renders this ambitious tale of human hubris quite uneven and eventually implausible."
Struck by catastrophes like a fatal supervirus, 23rd-century Earth has become a world of peaceful, nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes living harmoniously in nature alongside telepathic animal clones resuscitated from the Pleistocene era, until an invention created by an unlikely alliance alters the future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"Highly enjoyable: a modest lepidopterous encyclopedia that piques and prods the reader into wanting to know much more. (Illustrations)"
Consider the butterfly, says Russell (Anatomy of a Rose, 2001, etc.), and it will expand your appreciation of the natural world just as it has, for centuries, expanded our souls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMPBACKED FLUTEPLAYER by Sharman Apt Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"And neither May, who never expresses any yearning for her lost family, or Evan, homesick but unbelievably lacking in initiative for one so smart, develops into the kind of dynamic protagonist such a fantasy requires. (Fiction. 9-12)"
On a class field trip outside Phoenix, Arizona, May and Evan are swept into the area's mythological past when May touches a petroglyph of a flute-playing man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"A modestly satisfying read for flower fanatics."
Twelve poetic essays in which a nature writer draws on botanical research, theories of evolution, and her own emotional experiences to explore the roles flowers play in our lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A deep reverence for nature shines throughout Russell's rich, enjoyable text."
The author weaves together an account of a single year in rural New Mexico with a history of the pantheistic tradition from ancient Greece to the present day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNGER by Sharman Apt Russell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"<\b>Against Hunger for reducing hunger in the world. While the subject is often somber, the presentation is one of verve and style-and the end-of-book notes provide a useful guide for readers whose interest has been piqued."
An engrossing account of the myriad aspects of hunger, from its psychological and physical effects on the body to the spiritual, therapeutic and political motivations for fasting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTSHIFT NYC by Russell Leigh Sharman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Could use a jolt of caffeine."
Workers at all-night diners, laundromats and subway-station token booths all get their 15 minutes of fame in this slightly overdrawn exploration of a mildly intriguing topic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 17, 2016

"A zany and satisfying story for fans of YA tales that pack as much humor as they do heart."
A grand misunderstanding disrupts the lives of high school sweethearts in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S YOUR SIGN?
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Zodiac (Book 1) by Romina Russell

Cover Story: Cosmos-esque
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale:
 3
Talky Talk: Exposition Overload
Bonus Factor:
 Zodiac
Bonus/Anti-Bonus Factor: Houses
Relationship Status: First Date Fizzle

 

Cover Story: Cosmos-esque

This reminds me of the artwork for many a scientific docu-series: neat to look at, but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

The Tale of Old Man Fischer by Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A capably written, genre-bending story filled with creepy-crawlies and refreshingly curious humans."
Neighborhood lore becomes a frightening reality for a young boy who dares to trespass on the property of Old Man Fischer in this debut mystery. Read full book review >