Search Results: "Alice Randall"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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DREAMS OF THE DEAD by Thomas Randall
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"While a rather mediocre horror offering that tends to rely too heavily on plot to drive its action forward, it does incorporate many elements of contemporary Japanese culture and thus may appeal to those with an interest in it, especially manga fans. (Horror. YA)"
Newly transplanted to Japan, 16-year-old blond-haired, blue-eyed Kara Foster is a gaijin, or outsider. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

"A solid sequel; buy where the first is popular. (Fantasy. YA)"
Clovermead Wickward, erstwhile innkeeper's daughter, has accepted her heritage as the heir of Chandlefort—but hates it. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF GOOD by Randall Reneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An effervescent ride chock-full of memorable action and characters."
A Texas sheriff tries to take down a drug lord pushing cocaine across the Mexican-U.S. border and winds up dodging bullets in Cuba and the Cayman Islands in Reneau's (Ruby Silver, 2014, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

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AN OCCASIONAL HELL by Randall Silvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Playwright-novelist Silvis (Excelsior, 1988) settles into the detective genre with unassuming authority and a refreshing lack of condescension."
Goaded beyond endurance by months of knowing about her husband Alex's Saturday-morning dalliance with waitress Jeri Gillen, Elizabeth Catanzaro phones Jeri's rock-singer husband Rodney to tell him where the couple's enjoying themselves—and a few hours later she's facing police inquiries about Alex's murder and Jeri and Rodney's disappearance. Read full book review >