Search Results: "Sherry B. Ortner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Academics steeped in the work of Pierre Bourdieu will get the most out of this, yet film fans will also find some revelation."
Some incisive insight into independent films framed within a Marxist ethnographic critique that is occasionally impenetrable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

Anthropologist Ortner's (Columbia) ethnographic immersion into Sherpa life and how it has been affected by the international climbing culture is a remarkable display of agile fieldwork, sensitive to all the distinctive shadings that compose her subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

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B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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SHERRY GOES SANE by Sherry M. Joiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"An affecting, honest memoir useful to anyone trying to understand life with psychosis."
In this debut memoir, a woman describes how she came to understand, treat and live successfully with her mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Mister B by A. Lynn Byk
Released: March 31, 2016

"A diary-style retelling of one year in a unique family's life that provides insightful, entertaining anecdotes."
A debut author documents a year spent in her eccentric, brainiac father-in-law's house. Read full book review >

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ZOM-B by Darren Shan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A series opener to sink your teeth into. (Horror. 12-18)"
Shan's baaa-aaaack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A poignant, affirming, and often funny debut from a promising new author. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When Ida B's mother undergoes cancer treatment, the idyllically secure world that has informed her character crumbles. Read full book review >

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IDA B. by Karen E. Quinones Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Third-novelist Miller gets the details down, but the characters remain clichés without inner lives or credibility."
Inner-city chronicler Miller (I'm Telling, 2002, etc.) returns to drug dealers, welfare moms, and violent teenagers. Read full book review >

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BABY B by Michael Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"A very lovely piece of work, like a musical comedy on the art of ART."
From poet Ryan (Secret Life, 1995, etc.), a classy, nimble, week-by-week chronicle of getting pregnant the hard way—and then delivering the baby the hard way. Read full book review >