Search Results: "Alexandra Fuller"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2004

"A worried, restless, and haunted piece of work, tattooed and scarred from beginning to end."
The author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (2002) takes a demon-haunted tour of Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the company of an ex-soldier who fought with the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Read full book review >

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COCKTAIL HOUR UNDER THE TREE OF FORGETFULNESS by Alexandra Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"Gracefully recounted using family recollections and photos, the author plumbs the narrative with a humane and clear-eyed gaze—a lush story, largely lived within a remarkable place and time."
Revisiting her family story first introduced in Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight (2001), Fuller (The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, 2008, etc.) employs her mother's exceptional life as a pivot point for chronicling her parent's perseverance overcoming personal tragedies and the political chaos of mid-20th-century Africa. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF COLTON H. BRYANT by Alexandra Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"A latter-day Silkwood, quiet and understated, beautifully written, speaking volumes about the priorities of the age."
A lyrical paean to an unsung…well, not exactly hero, but one of life's unsung people. Read full book review >

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QUIET UNTIL THE THAW by Alexandra Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A tender, wry homage to Native American wisdom and lore."
A lyrical tale of life on the Rez. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 26, 2001

"An illuminating, even thrillingly fresh perspective on the continent's much-discussed post-colonial problems."
Fuller's debut is a keen-eyed, sharp-voiced memoir of growing up white in 1970s Africa. Read full book review >

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LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME by Alexandra Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Although her batty and unhinged relatives emerge more vividly than her taciturn husband, Fuller's talent as a storyteller makes this memoir sing."
Fuller (Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, 2012, etc.) resumes her memories of growing up in Africa in this wry, forthright and captivating memoir.Read full book review >

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THE LAST DIARY OF TSARITSA ALEXANDRA by Alexandra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Sketchy diary notes from Alexandra's final days of captivity will interest only experts and the most dogged devotees of the doomed Romanovs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2002

"An inspiring tale of a remarkable life."
Detailed, colorful autobiography by one of America's most creative filmmakers. Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF EMILY DICKINSON by Jamie Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"Lovely in conception, words, character, detail—but extraordinarily motionless and still."
A private diary kept by the poet at age 37 (March 1867-April 1868), with introduction and notes by its imaginary scholarly editor. Read full book review >

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THE ELECTRIC by Rex Fuller
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An engaging novel, which successfully merges a drama and a thriller into a period piece."
A young boy's discovery of bones on his family's Oklahoma farm throws his life into a tailspin in Fuller's (Decency, 2012) post-World War II novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Despite its flaws, this work delivers a well-deserved tribute to a group that's been abused and overlooked; the volume should be useful for scholars and others seeking particular people, places, and themes for their research."
An academic traces the contributions of African-Americans to the United States and the world. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A CRITIC by Dean Fuller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 1996

"Delap's murder gets solved, too."
Moments after his late arrival for the premiere of Eurydice, theatrical critic Virgile de la Pagerie (``Delap'' to his enemies, who are legion) collapses and dies of cyanide poisoning. Read full book review >