Search Results: "Wayne Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

GOING HOME by Margaret Wild
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Appealing and gently insightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eagerly awaiting the day he can leave the hospital, Hugo turns down fellow patients Nirmala and Simon's invitations to play cards or watch TV for imaginative journeys inspired by the zoo he can see out the window. 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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ARCTIC A TO Z by Wayne Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

This entry in a limited series that offers surveys of various topics in abecedarian form focuses on the adaptations that allow the people, animals and plants that make their home in the Arctic to survive, as well as on the natural phenomena that make this such a special place, from the Aurora Borealis to zooplankton. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Perfect for readers who grew up before the dawn of the Internet era."
An instructive guide for LinkedIn novices. Read full book review >

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US by Wayne Karlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 1993

"Karlin layers the novel with mythological Vietnamese riffs, but most readers will be too weary—after battling superficial characterizations and one plot contrivance after another—to care much one way or the other."
Karlin's fourth novel (The Extras; Lost Armies, etc.), set in Thailand and Burma, is part MIA adventure, part opium-lord showdown. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Pacelle is an activist and an optimist who believes that change will come and that, as with every great cause, 'it begins with each one of us.'"
In this debut memoir, Pacelle describes the activities of the Humane Society of the United States, under his direction, and presents the compelling case that by challenging cruelty to animals we are defending our own humanity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Makes pure hockey of a much-manipulated moment. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An exciting replay of the American hockey team's defeat of the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics from Daily News sportswriter Coffey, who provides generous background on both teams. Read full book review >

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THE LONE WOLF MURDERS by Wayne Littrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2013

"This thriller's full-throttle pace leaves minor plot points and characters in the dust, but most readers will enjoy the ride nonetheless."
In Littrell's debut thriller, a biker witnesses a murder and flees, but he must contend with two killers who leave more bodies in their wakes as they search for him. Read full book review >

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UNION OF WORDS by Wayne Fields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 1996

"Excellent political, social, and intellectual history—and eloquently presented, as befits its subject."
An engrossing history of the American presidency and its practitioners, from Washington to Clinton, as told in their own words. Read full book review >