Search Results: "Wayne Harris"


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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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A Run of Luck by Wayne Overson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"A sometimes-digressive law-and-order story with important messages regarding the American criminal justice system."
A deputy sheriff is hailed as a hero after capturing two apparent murderers, but he comes to suspect that he may not have nabbed the right men in this police procedural. Read full book review >

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NINE LIVES OF A BLACK PANTHER by Wayne Pharr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A life and movement that deserve to be chronicled, but the book would have been improved by more judicious editing."
A story from inside the Black Panther party and its fight for black equality in the civil rights era. Read full book review >

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CLIMBING LIFE’S ETERNAL LADDER by Wayne MacPherson
Released: Oct. 28, 2016

"An inspiring and refreshingly open-minded treatise."
This debut inspirational self-help work draws on philosophy, psychology, poetry, and religion to guide readers searching for everyday spiritual fulfillment. 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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RUMORS AND STONES by Wayne Karlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A deft melding of disparate narratives, forming a unique and valuable addition to the literature of the Holocaust."
A deeply emotional, intellectual, and literary examination of the Holocaust, framed through one man's journey to a small Polish town in which 2,000 Jews were executed by the Germans in 1941. 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 >