Search Results: "Alice Randall"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

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REBEL YELL by Alice Randall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An intriguing premise poorly executed."
Placing a black conservative born into the civil-rights aristocracy at the center of her new novel, Randall (Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, 2004, etc.) explores race in contemporary America. Read full book review >

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PUSHKIN AND THE QUEEN OF SPADES by Alice Randall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"Striking cover, scattershot prose. Not quite a novel, and not quite anything else either."
Black mother with a singular case of the blues. Read full book review >

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ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

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THE WIND DONE GONE by Alice Randall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2001

"Sure to outrage a few diehard traditionalists—and entertain everyone else."
Songwriter Randall's audacious, highly controversial (the Margaret Mitchell estate is not amused) debut retells Gone With the Wind from the point of view of Scarlett O'Hara's mulatto half-sister. Read full book review >

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ADA'S RULES by Alice Randall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Well-intentioned and readable, but very broadly drawn and often gratingly rah-rah."
A feisty middle-aged black woman sheds 70 pounds and rekindles the flame with her preacher husband. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"An eccentric story, but timely and ultimately worthwhile. (Author tour)"
Randall was 24 when told that he—d be blinded by severe glaucoma before he turned 30. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Young readers will respond to the voice as well as the predicament, while grown-ups will appreciate the values. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Sweet, sassy and mystical, this novel deftly melds an old-fashioned story of princess preparation with the modern twist of body image and self-esteem. Read full book review >

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Alice Chang by Robert Gilberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A fast-paced technology tale with enough international intrigue and luxurious details to rival a James Bond adventure.
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In this debut thriller, an engineer investigates a plane crash only to discover a global conspiracy to hack digital satellite television systems that may involve a woman from his past. Read full book review >

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ALICE NEEL by Phoebe Hoban
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"An intimate look at one of American art history's unsung heroes."
Culture and arts writer Hoban (Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, 1998) presents an accessible biography of painter Alice Neel (1900-1984). Read full book review >

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ALICE WALKER by Evelyn C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A bodacious hagiography that intelligently fills in details around the movements of early feminism, civil rights, and African-American arts."
Authorized, immensely supportive and informative, though very premature account of the political life and times of The Color Purple author, still vibrant at age 60. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2004

"A light, travel-going pleasure. (Line drawings throughout)"
A rangy gathering of travel pieces without airs. Read full book review >