Search Results: "Stephen Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

APPRECIATE THE FOG by Stephen Harrison
Released: Oct. 17, 2012

"While some readers may find here a surfeit of idiosyncratic terms and broad precepts, others may indeed find several useful blueprints for resolving their own problems."
In this self-help guide, Harrison offers a plan of action for overcoming psychological obstacles to living life fully. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2010

"At least two will be unfamiliar to kids: a guiro and a contrabassoon. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An alphabetic array of animals dressed in spiffy, sparkly human attire gathers every year in the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool for a dancing competition: affluent alpacas, bears in bright boleros, camels who conga, all the way to wolves and wolverines who do the Watusi and beyond. 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 >

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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 >

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JOHN CREASEY'S CRIME COLLECTION 1990 by Herbert Harris
Released: Dec. 15, 1990

The best of the assorted yearly stow volumes offers one imaginative frame-up (Julian Symons's "Waiting for Mr. McGregor"); two war stories (Peter Lovesey's final Comeuppance for a loser, and Mike Ripley's plight of a brewery); two identity mixups (involving Antonia Fraser's errant husband's mistress, and Basil Copper's traveling salesman); five tales of retribution (the ultimate in landlord/tenant relations by Michael Gilbert; a debacle in the bathtub, from the droll George Sims; a bad lie for a member of a golf club, from Judy Chard; a husband-killer from Margaret Yorke; and a scheming copper from lan Stuart); three family difficulties (Glyn Hardwicke's brother-bashing; editor Harris's brother-sister poker party; and Tony Wilmot's abusive wife); one confessional (an overlong mental-aberration story by Peter Godfrey); and two joyous standouts: H.R.F. Keating's bit of classic detection from a char at the British Museum, and Jean McConnell's "Last Post," a chilling creative bit of blackmailing. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE CITY by M.G. Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2010

"A gee-whiz website, secret (crackable) alphabet and vigorous hand-selling might help this find an audience among patient thriller seekers. (Adventure. 12-14)"
British-Mexican 13-year-old Josh Garcia has always been a fan of UFOs and conspiracy theories, but he never thought he'd find himself actually mixed up with both. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

A partially successful exploration of the stereotypical images and overriding themes through which many women live their lives. Read full book review >

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LOST AND FOUND by Marilyn Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Your basic seek, find, and sunburst resolution tale with an eerie period ambiance and Hallmark characters."
Harris's penchant for lassoing the casual reader with a far- fetched yarn—even one with vacant characters and cuckoo coincidences—has boosted the popularity of her period Eden series and the chill-factor of ghost/terror items like The Diviner (1982) or Night Games (1987). Read full book review >

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Dark Side of the Looking Glass by Vernon Harris
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 19, 2013

"A creative, suspenseful time-travel tale laced with historical detail from the Vietnam era."
Harris' debut novel presents an intriguing take on time travel, as a man in a coma travels back to 1965, inhabiting the body of an American soldier in the midst of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >