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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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 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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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 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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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 SHIMMERSHINE QUEENS by Camille Yarbrough
Released: Jan. 3, 1989

Angie learns to take pride in her African appearance and heritage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"An absorbing and scholarly analysis of one of the Supreme Court's truly great jurists. (Nineteen halftones—not seen.)"
Yarbrough (Political Science/East Carolina Univ.) offers the first major—and excellent—biography of one of the Warren Court's most interesting and brilliant figures. Read full book review >

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JUDICIAL ENIGMA by Tinsley E. Yarbrough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"After this unenlightening account, Harlan remains an enigma. (16 halftones, not seen)"
A serviceable but bloodless biography of the Supreme Court justice who penned some of the most celebrated judicial dissents of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S HAT by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily close to the most recent royal birth, this whimsical, British-themed picture book provides a kidcentric introduction to the geography of London and a great opportunity for spontaneous counting and observation activities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pursued by a corgi sporting an argyle vest, a cartoonish queen figure runs through London chasing her hat, which is being whisked away by a strong breeze. Read full book review >

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EYE TO EYE by Steve Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Another impressive presentation from a master craftsman. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The evolution of the eye and the surprising ways animals see the world are displayed in a thoughtfully designed and engagingly illustrated album. Read full book review >