Search Results: "Steve Yarbrough"


BOOK REVIEW

PRISONERS OF WAR by Steve Yarbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2004

"Philosophically troubling, artistically thrilling, and thoroughly impressive."
Stark, haunting third novel by Yarbrough (Visible Spirits, 2001, etc.) limns a Mississippi Delta community whose destiny is grimly shaped by the war thousands of miles away. Read full book review >

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SAFE FROM THE NEIGHBORS by Steve Yarbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2010

"Loring is Yarbrough's Yoknapatawpha County, and he uses what in other hands could be a banal plot to bring to vital life the complicated interplay of cause and coincidence in history and individual lives."
A Mississippi high-school teacher can't separate his hometown's uneasy past from his own in this thoughtful novel from Yarbrough (The End of California, 2006, etc). Read full book review >

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THE END OF CALIFORNIA by Steve Yarbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2006

"Yarbrough fulfills the novelist's chief task, by giving weight and import to human actions."
Yarbrough returns to Loring, Miss. Read full book review >

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VISIBLE SPIRITS by Steve Yarbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2001

"Few characters here get what they deserve in life, a characteristically southern insight Yarbrough delivers in fluid prose."
A competent if slightly flat instance of classic southern gothic, set in shabbily reconstructed Loring, Mississippi, during1902, as the federal government appoints a "colored" woman postmistress. Read full book review >

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THE REALM OF LAST CHANCES by Steve Yarbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Eschewing flashy verbal fireworks, Yarbrough has written a deeply intelligent and wildly moving story about the many permutations of love, betrayal and redemption."
Having plumbed the moral complexities of his native Mississippi (Safe From The Neighbors, 2010, etc.), Yarbrough takes a risk in moving his focus to a New England town where a middle-aged married couple has relocated from California. Read full book review >

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THE OXYGEN MAN by Steve Yarbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"A wrenching, compassionate portrayal of wasted lives in explosive conflict."
A superb first novel, about a doomed Mississippi family, by the author of three story collections (Family Men, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >

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STEVE MCQUEEN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A dispiriting account of a great star and not-so-great human being."
On-screen and off with the "King of Cool." Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure well worth admiring—from a distance. (Biography. 11-14)"
An admiring though not entirely adulatory view of our era's greatest technology celebrity, rightly dubbed (by U2's Bono) "the hardware software Elvis." Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Jobs was an American original, and Isaacson's impeccably researched, vibrant biography—fully endorsed by his subject—does his legacy proud."
An unforgettable tale of a one-of-a-kind visionary. Read full book review >