Biography & Memoir Book Reviews (page 94)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Deft, compelling, and unexpectedly entertaining."
Absorbing account of the author's sudden plunge into life with a quadriplegic. Read full book review >
STILL LOVE IN STRANGE PLACES by Beth Kephart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Particularly notable for the sinewy authorial voice, susceptible yet also dauntless and alert, conveying powerful insights with a strong eye for detail and color and a sure sense of what is important at a particular time and place. (19 b&w photos)"
A turbulent family drama enfolded in a nation's story. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Mauve-lous. (8 pages color illustrations, not seen)"
The life, times, and enduring influence of pioneering chemist Sir William Perkin, who at 18 discovered a substance that yielded a most lovely color. Read full book review >
THE UNWANTED by Kien Nguyen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2001

"Nguyen delivers a suspenseful tale rather than a sob story: anyone looking for a firsthand insight into America's tangled relations with Vietnam will not be disappointed."
In this compelling memoir, the son of an anonymous American GI and a wealthy Vietnamese woman relives ten years of hell in South Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. Read full book review >
SALVATION by Valerie Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2001

"Martin observes that she is not a Catholic or particularly religious, not a scholar of medieval Italy, 'not even a man.' Nevertheless, her nuanced, thoughtful portrait of the medieval Italian reformer, so torn between manhood and sainthood, will be of great appeal to many."
Literate, sympathetic vignettes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Read full book review >

RAISING FENCES by Michael Datcher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2001

"A beautiful story of real-life redemption."
This honest, brisk, and ultimately very moving memoir offers a strong alternative to the stereotype of the "playa": the irresponsible young black man who preys on women and nonchalantly fathers children out of wedlock. Read full book review >
CLARK GABLE by Warren G. Harris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"Fast-paced, informative entertainment, prodigiously researched. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Veteran Hollywood biographer Harris, who wrote Gable and Lombard in 1974, now gives Clark Gable a thoroughly engaging bio all to himself. Read full book review >
YEHUDI MENUHIN by Humphrey Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"A biography at once serious and entertaining, sensitive and critical: an unfailing joy to read."
A sensitive treatment of one of the best-loved musicians of a generation. Read full book review >
COMPASS POINTS by Edward Hoagland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2001

"A rich accounting of time well spent."
Hoagland's (Tigers and Ice, 1999, etc.) autobiography reads much like his essays—seemingly meandering, but masterfully grounded in an independent sensibility and enlivened by a joie de vivre. Read full book review >
FINDING FISH by Antwone Quenton Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A striking and original story of the journey from troubled childhood to self-aware adult, Fisher's account strikes the universal chords so often missing from contemporary memoir."
Producer and screenwriter Fisher debuts as a memoirist of first rank with his moving and unsparing story about growing up an African-American ward of the state in Cleveland in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >
REFLECTIONS ON EXILE by Edward W. Said
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A fascinating exploration of post-colonialism as seen through the eyes of its progenitor."
A compilation of 35 years' worth of critical essays from one of the boldest and most articulate cultural theorists alive today. Read full book review >
WHEN KATIE WAKES by Connie May Fowler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Insightful, generous, and perfectly pitched: a good nonfiction companion to Before Women Had Wings (1996), Fowler's novel covering similar territory."
From popular novelist Fowler (Remembering Blue, 2000, etc.), a searing and finely crafted memoir of youth and adulthood stunted by abuse. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >