Books by Yolanda Joe

Yolanda Joe is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia School of Journalism. She currently writes for CBS News in Chicago. Her first novel, Falling Leaves of Ivy, was a Blackboard bestseller in 1992.


VIDEO COWBOYS by Yolanda Joe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2005

"Georgia presents lots of FROTHY ACTION in a vernacular style heavily dependent on CAPITAL LETTERS readers are likely to find either AMUSING or IRRITATING."
Georgia Barnett, TV investigative reporter, plays video Cowboys and Indians, revising the role of Annie Oakley in her own Chicago image. Read full book review >
MY FINE LADY by Yolanda Joe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Lively mix from a popular author who's got it going on."
Rap singer with big dreams. Read full book review >
THE HATWEARER’S LESSON by Yolanda Joe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2003

"Warmhearted country romance, from the author of, most recently, Bebe's By Golly Wow (2000)."
Ain't nothing like the real thing. Read full book review >
HIT TIME by Yolanda Joe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2002

"Georgia blithely interferes with police investigations, callously retails people's private lives, and irresponsibly airs dangerous half-truths, all for the sake of film at eleven."
Joe's, or Garland's, second case for Chicago TV reporter Georgia Barnett (Details at Ten, 2000) begins with the discovery of an unidentified gunshot victim in Lake Michigan. Read full book review >
BEBE'S BY GOLLY WOW by Yolanda Joe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"A pedestrian story line, but as before, with lively dialogue and smart-as-a-whip female protagonists."
A lightweight follow-up to He Say, She Say (1997) provides a realistic, if uninspired, portrayal of remarriage in an urban middle-class African-American community. Read full book review >
HE SAY, SHE SAY by Yolanda Joe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 1997

Joe's second (Falling Leaves of Ivy, 1992) is a sassy, lively- -if thematically shopworn—exploration of dating and relationships in the '90s, told in the alternating voices of four African- Americans. Read full book review >
FALLING LEAVES OF IVY by Yolanda Joe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Wooden characters, bad prose, but the straight-on treatment of racial issues adds something new to this kind of schlock."
Four young best-friend Yalies—two white, two black—and their triumphs and troubles, including the consequences of two violent deaths: clunky contemporary suspense debut. Read full book review >