Search Results: "Alana Conner"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 2, 2013

"A tighter and better-organized argument would have helped, but the authors provide plenty of smart if debatable observations about who we are."
A grab-bag, pop-psych look at cultural determinism and its discontents. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Though the volume contains a certain amount of filler, Massey's unlikely insights into how women are shaped by the celebrities we idolize or despise are likely to prompt thought and discussion."
Odd but beguiling short essays about female celebrities toward whom the author has decidedly mixed feelings. Read full book review >

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ARCHANGEL by Mike Conner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Still, despite some problems with plot credibility, an intriguing and inventive hardcover debut."
In Conner's alternate 1930, a lethal hemorrhagic fever (known as Hun for its supposed origins in the German trenches of 1918) has repeatedly swept the world, leaving few white survivors; oddly, black Africans are wholly immune. Read full book review >

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THE SIGN OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN by Alana White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 2012

"One hopes that White's clever tale, meticulously researched and pleasingly written, is the first in a series that will bring Florence and its many famous denizens to life."
A Florentine lawyer must solve a murder to keep his city from imploding. Read full book review >

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REARVIEW MIRROR by Alana Stewart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Stewart's gritty story will appeal to readers interested in her ex-husbands and her own rags-to-riches tale, rife with kiss-and-tell vignettes and the personal insights she's gleaned as an adult."
Stewart reflects on her modeling and acting careers and her marriages to actor George Hamilton and rock star Rod Stewart. Read full book review >

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LUPE VELEZ AND HER LOVERS by Floyd Conner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1993

"A benchmark in the art of paste-pot bio—and winner of the Plan Nine from Outer Space Award as the worst movie book ever written. (Sixteen pages of photographs)"
Dizzyingly dreadful bio of the once-famous ``Mexican Spitfire,'' who racked up lovers like billiard balls and married Tarzan, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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THE LAST POINT by Alana Josephson
Released: Nov. 28, 2014

"A children's book with a fine moral and beautiful illustrations but uneven prose."
Josephson's illustrated children's book tells the story of a girl's triumphant tennis match. Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY PARTS OF THE BIBLE by Sammy Conner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2007

"A good-humored but incurably cornball tale."
Naïve, sex-starved son of a hellfire Baptist preacher sets out across Depression-era America to find his father's hidden fortune and save his family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"An invaluable contribution to understanding the mentality of extremist conservatism and its supporters."
Prompted by the rise of the modern-day tea party, Conner writes of her experiences as the child of leaders in the radical right-wing John Birch Society. Read full book review >