Jo Ann Campbell
American musician
Jo Ann Campbell
Jo Ann Campbell is an American pop singer. Campbell began attending music school at the age of four, and won many honors as a drum majorette at Fletcher High School. In 1954 she travelled Europe as a dancer, then moved to New York, where she joined the Johnny Conrad Dancers and made several television appearances on shows such as The Milton Berle Show and The Colgate Comedy Hour. In 1956, Campbell decided to quit dancing and become a singer.
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7 Prize-Winning Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down
Huffington Post - about 1 year
So many awards, so many amazing choices. Here are our picks from this year's critically acclaimed honorees, including a few surprises. Fortune Smiles By Adam Johnson 320 pages; Random House   The winner that blows your mind -- and opens your heart This story collection -- and winner of the National Book Award in fiction -- is full of characters that challenge and perplex. They are not like you, probably -- and yet, as a reader, you feel compelled to find out what drives them. In the title piece, two North Korean defectors miss their rigid homeland. Later, a former East German prison warden dreams of his old job tormenting citizens; a father tries to reassemble his family after being whipsawed by Hurricane Katrina; and, an ailing woman takes strange comfort in a hologram of the President. Expect emotional intelligence from these characters, yes. But also humor. "I appreciate democracy, freedom and the variety of television programming," says a North Korean defec ...
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ENEMIES OF READING: Where they’re going and the books they’ll carry – Our readers travel
chl Chestnuthilllocal.com - over 4 years
One reader's pick: "Swamplandia" by Karen Russell by Hugh Gilmore The following appeared at the bottom of my column last week: Readers: Are you traveling this summer? We’d like to know: (1) Where you’re going; (2) Why you’re going there; (3) What you’ll read while you’re away. Amma Napier of Chestnut Hill was first to reply, saying that she, her husband and two daughters were leaving for Brazil this week to visit her sister who has a Brazilian husband. They live in Niteroi, just outside of Rio de Janeiro, on a hill that overlooks a lake and the Guanabara Bay. And her reading? Amma says, “I feel I should be reading ‘Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands,’ by the Brazilian writer, Jorge Amado, since my sister gave it to me for my birthday. I tried it, but couldn’t keep up with all the characters right before bed (when I do most of my reading). I’m definitely bringing “Hope in the Dark.” by Rebecca Solnit. I loved her book about traveling in Ireland, and it is supposed to be a great bo ...
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Enemies of Reading: A personal journey through ‘redneck noir’ concludes
chl Chestnuthilllocal.com - almost 5 years
"American Salvage," by Bonnie Jo Campbell, is one of Gilmore's favorite redneck noir novels. by Hugh Gilmore When you search for books online, either to purchase or simply to research an author, you inevitably run into the “lumping” problem. Yahoo, Google, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other Internet giants use sophisticated computer programs to say, in effect, “If you liked that book, you’ll probably also like this one too.” They’re suggesting that these other books are substantially similar to what you sought. I must admit these suggestions are often useful and lead me to authors I’d not known about – but sometimes the similarity they cite is superficial and misleading. That’s “the lumping problem.” For example, after I read my first Chris Offutt book (“Kentucky Straight”), I started looking for more titles by him. That was easy enough. He’s published five books since 1992, a small enough output to track them all down easily. When I finished reading all of him, I wished th ...
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Prize-winning author Jaimy Gordon visits Ann Arbor - The Detroit News
Google News - over 5 years
Recently she found herself commiserating about her sudden fame with Bonnie Jo Campbell, another Kalamazoo-based author who's enjoying a bit of literary celebrity these days. Campbell was a writing student of Gordon's at WMU
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Five questions with Michigan author DE Johnson - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
He also will lead a discussion titled "Michigan Voices -- A Sense of Place," with Michigan authors Laura Kasischke, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Michael Federspiel and William Whitbeck, and sign copies of his book during the Kerrytown BookFest on Sunday in Ann
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FIVE QUESTIONS FOR AN AUTHOR: Bonnie Jo Campbell - Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
We caught up with novelist Bonnie Jo Campbell over the Labor Day weekend and pummelled her with questions, which she was gracious enough to answer. We sent her ten, thinking we'd choose the best five, but we should have realized that all of her answers
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UT changes mind about closing Dowd, Nash White Halls - Independent Collegian (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
UT has decided to leave Dowd, Nash and White Halls open after Director of Residence Life Jo Campbell told the Independent Collegian the halls were set to be closed last week. In a letter sent out to Dowd, Nash White residents yesterday,
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Modern Steinbecks emerge to chronicle tough times - Salon
Google News - over 5 years
The most prominent might be Bonnie Jo Campbell, whose searing "American Salvage" was a finalist for the both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2009. Campbell's first two books, while equally gritty as hell,
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ANN ARBOR: Michigan literary voices focus of Kerrytown BookFest Sept. 11 - Heritage Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
They are Michael Federspiel, William C. Whitbeck, DE Johnson, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Jaimy Gordon, Doug Stanton, Laura Kasischke, ML Liebler, John Gallagher and Lolita Hernandez. Panels are always popular with BookFest attendees
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Literary stars align to toast Western Michigan University's New Issues ... - Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Linda S. Mah | Kalamazoo Gazette KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University's New Issues Press will celebrate its 15th anniversary with an impressive list of guests, including National Book Award winner Jaimy Gordon and finalist Bonnie Jo Campbell
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Author Bonnie Jo Campbell to speak at Grand Rapids Public Library event - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Morgan Jarema | The Grand Rapids Press GRAND RAPIDS -- National Book Award finalist Bonnie Jo Campbell will discuss her new novel, “Once Upon A River,” at 7 pm Aug. 22 at the Grand Rapids Public main library downtown, 111 Library St. NE
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Fair turns focus toward seniors - Weakley County Press
Google News - over 5 years
... Aubree Anne Keeling, 9, of Union City, daughter of David and Tara Keeling and a student at UCES; second maid, Riley Jo Campbell, 8, of Troy, daughter of Cory and Sara Jo Sims and the late Shane Campbell and a student at Hillcrest Elementary School;
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The Attfield - inmycommunity
Google News - over 5 years
QUALITY crisp chardonnays and full-bodied reds are hardly what you'd expect from your neighbourhood sports bar or tavern. However, close inspection of newly renovated The Attfield, results in a few unexpected finds, most of all in the
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LETTERS; Sharpshooters
NYTimes - over 5 years
To the Editor: In her novel ''Once Upon a River,'' Bonnie Jo Campbell may have provided ''utterly convincing'' details about sharpshooting to Jane Smiley (''Survival Skills,'' July 24), but not to anyone who's actually been hunting. You do not take a ''deep breath,'' relax your shoulders and slow your heartbeat. You let out half a breath. You don't
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Author Bonnie Jo Campbell finds her own path, with help from Twain, Homer - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
This summer, Bonnie Jo Campbell published her novel "Once Upon a River" (WW Norton, $25.95) to wide acclaim and many comparisons to one of the American greats, Mark Twain. With its teenage heroine making her way along a Michigan river with a Marlin
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Book Notes: 'Once Upon a River' by Bonnie Jo Campbell - Corning Leader
Google News - over 5 years
“Once Upon a River” by Bonnie Jo Campbell is another such book. In her novel 16-year-old Margo chooses to make her life on the river. She starts out on the Stark River in Michigan but eventually situates herself on the Kalamazoo
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'Once Upon a River' by Bonnie Jo Campbell - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Well, the scene of the deer eating a bird comes from "Once Upon a River," a new novel from Bonnie Jo Campbell. (Her stories, "American Salvage," made her a finalist for the National Book Award in 2009.) Her novel contains a large number of other
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