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BOOK REVIEW

THE TOKELOSH MAN by Alan Reid
Released: June 7, 2011

"At times incoherent and simplistic, but extremely entertaining and a complete break from the formulaic crime thriller."
A compelling, rambling novel about a lifelong rivalry between a disciplined teacher and members of a murderous outlaw biker gang who fight battles from the sunny South African coast to the damp tube stations of England. Read full book review >

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ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FOX WALKED ALONE by Barbara Reid
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The quality of the wry, understated text and the fascinating, unusual illustrations make this version stand out in a crowded sea of Noah's Ark interpretations. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The appealing cover of this Noah's Ark story shows the dapper Fox strutting along, turning his head toward the reader to smile invitingly. Read full book review >

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TWO BY TWO by Barbara Reid
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Music included. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Adopting the verse scheme of the traditional song, Reid recounts the building of Noah's Ark and writes a new couplet for each number up to ten (``And in came the animals six by six,/Pandas and penguins, all in a mix''). Read full book review >

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SWEET 16 TO LIFE by Kimberly Reid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A cliffhanger ending will have readers clamoring for more. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Chanti Evans is back in another episode of street-smart crime-solving in the Langdon Prep series. Read full book review >

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SEX AND THE SINGLE SISTER by Maryann Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Reid's magazine-style demographic approach and unoriginal prose are anything but sexy. Flat characterization and dear-diary tone don't help. What's love got to do with it? Nothing at all, apparently."
Debut collection of graphic but not especially sensual novellas about black single women . Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Woolf's life, Reid's try for psychological insight here often reads like a psychiatrist's report. (60 illustrations, not seen)"
This year's newest contribution to the Bloomsbury collection is another rather lugubrious biography of Virginia Woolf, with special attention paid to her relationships with the painter and critic Roger Fry and her artist sister, Vanessa Bell. ``How on earth does one explain madness and love in sober prose with dates attached?'' Woolf asked in her diary, while at work on her biography of Fry. Read full book review >

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Evera Dark by S.L. Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2016

"A sexy start to unraveling a damaged heroine and killer."
A repressed Black Ops seductress and assassin falls for her latest target in this first installment of a planned romantic suspense trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAZIL by Michael Reid
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"A thorough study deeply informed by on-the-ground reporting."
Economist Latin American columnist Reid (Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul, 2008) provides a knowledgeable overview of the vast, vibrant country that will host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Read full book review >

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PRETEND WE ARE LOVELY by Noley Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"In prose that ambulates between stark, hallucinatory, fuddled, and chewy according to the guiding character's point of view, Reid masterfully denies her novel the impulse to solve its characters' problems, leaving the reader with the brutal task of lingering within their experience."
In Reid's debut novel, a family must navigate the secret currents of guilt, obsession, loss, and—most dangerous of all—hope in this pitch-perfect examination of two Southern seasons in 1982. Read full book review >