Search Results: "Andrew Lewis Conn"


BOOK REVIEW

O, AFRICA! by Andrew Lewis Conn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"To bring this full circle, maybe the Coen brothers could adapt the vision of the Grand brothers for the big screen."
A wildly ambitious and entertaining novel that manages to be both slapstick and deeply tragic. Read full book review >

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P by Andrew Lewis Conn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A writer to watch."
Patterned on Ulysses, crammed with an entire liberal arts education, this debut's vast ambition goes up against Conn's obvious and genuine talent: against all odds, talent wins. Read full book review >

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CIVIL RIGHTS THEN AND NOW
by Leila Roy

In celebration and honor of this weekend’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s take a look at some of the recent and upcoming books about the Civil Rights Movement!

While they are certainly not the most recent books on the list, John Lewis’ March: Book One, Two, and Three are most immediately on my mind—partly because Lewis is the last ...


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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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BITCH PLANET AND ANOTHER CASTLE - GRIMOIRE

I recently read two trades that on the surface, could not be more different but which underneath present similar arcs of feminist liberation.

Bitch Planet: President Bitch is the second volume in the ongoing dystopian science fiction saga written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and illustrated by Valentine De Landro. The series is set in a futurist world where the Patriarchy ...


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ANDREW SEAN GREER
by Megan Labrise

For bestselling novelist Andrew Sean Greer, Less represents a grand departure in more ways than one.

“I was writing another book that was my typical style,” says the author of five preceding fictions, including The Path of Minor Planets and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, “sort of poignant, sort of wistful. And I was getting nowhere with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A carefully crafted and readable, though scholarly, view of events past and their implications for the present."
Portrait of the activists, known and unknown, who fought what Lewis (History/Wesleyan Univ.; co-author: Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table, 1994) calls "a third American Revolution." Read full book review >

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MARCH by John Lewis
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"This memoir's unique eyewitness view of epochal events makes it essential reading for an understanding of those times—and these. (Graphic memoir. 11 & up)"
A living icon of the civil rights movement brings his frank and stirring account of the movement's most tumultuous years (so far) to a climax. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD OF GODS by Conn Iggulden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Well-paced and well-written; if not quite in the class of Robert Graves and Mary Renault, better than much historical fiction about the ancient world."
Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look—and the rest of the players in Iggulden's (Conqueror, 2011, etc.) spirited novel of ancient Rome are pretty tough, too. Read full book review >

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BLOODLINE by Conn Iggulden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"In this craftily plotted novel, Iggulden turns legends into real people, all passion, intrigue, and duplicity, so palpably realistic the sound of sword against armor rings from the page."
Margaret of Anjou spiked the rebel heads of the Duke of York and the Earl of Salisbury on York's city gate, but her husband, Henry VI, "who'd lost his wits" and turned more cloistered monk than king, remains rebel prisoner in the third volume of Iggulden's (Margaret of Anjou, 2015, etc.) Wars of the Roses series. Read full book review >