Search Results: "Warren St. John"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"Existentialism of the purest sort—that is, it includes laughter."
New York Times reporter St. John spends a season road tripping in an RV with the University of Alabama football fan club Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An uplifting underdog story that will appeal to readers interested in the immigrant experience and the surprising role sports can play in people's lives. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
An inspiring account of a young Jordanian immigrant who created Fugees, a soccer program for refugees from war-torn nations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"Readable, educational and enriching."
Richly detailed, uplifting account of a young Jordanian émigré who created a soccer program in Georgia for young refugees from war-torn nations. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EVEN DOGS GO HOME TO DIE by Linda St. John
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"At once poetic and crude, this is a raw story that provides horror and laughter in equal measure."
A collection of darkly comic thumbnail sketches that portray an abusive household from the perspective of a child whose intelligence (and maturity) surpass those of her parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Henderson will probably make about 600 guitars in his lifetime. Get on his list, but don't hold your breath."
Cheerful days spent in the company of master luthier Wayne Henderson as he oh-so-slowly handcrafts guitars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2007

"Articulates a dream and a love of Africa that makes Zimbabwe's fate under Robert Mugabe seem all the more crueler."
Journalist St. John (Hardcore Troubadour, 2003, etc.) remembers growing up on a Rhodesian farm in the twilight of colonial Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Radium Baby by St. John Karp
Released: April 25, 2013

"A devilishly rich, satisfying scientific confection."
In Karp's debut young-adult novel, three preteens compete to prove their connection to famous scientists who died more than a decade ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Action Taker by John JH Chang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2014

"An elegant writer and an inspiring businessman complement each other perfectly in this impressive business biography."
Korean-born entrepreneur Chang, nicknamed "Action Taker," and Korea Daily reporter Choi team up for this new biography of Chang and an inspirational business guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 1996

"Jorre shows the mercurial Girodias in all his guises- -debonair publisher, avant-garde patron, and unscrupulous opportunist. (b&w photos and sketches, not seen)"
A between-the-covers look at the Parisian Olympia Press of Maurice Girodias, the man Vladimir Nabokov (whom he published) called the ``Olympian Pornologist.'' De St. Read full book review >