Nancy Pearl on McBride and L’Amour

Who but Nancy Pearl could talk about both James McBride and Louis L’Amour in the same breath?  To hear her new reviews; click on the link at the upper right.

She calls McBride’s third book his “strongest yet;” his first was the ever-popular readers group selection, The Color of Water; his second, Miracle at St. Anna, is the basis for Spike Lee’s latest movie.


Song Yet Sung

James McBride

  • Hardcover: $25.95; 368 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover (February 5, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1594489726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594489723
In Louis L’Amour, Nancy meets a fellow reader, who has no patience with people who say they have no time to read. In his memoir, he claims he read 25 books in one year just in the time he spent waiting for people (you can easily imagine Nancy doing the same). 
L’Amour was born in 1908. To mark the centennary, Bantam reissued his 1989 memoir in hardcover earlier this year.
Education of a Wandering Man
Louis L’Amour
  • Hardcover: $25; 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (April 29, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0553057030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553057034 

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