Search Results: "Attica Locke"


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BLACK WATER RISING by Attica Locke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"Locke expertly etches a portrait of her anxiety-ridden protagonist, and she animates the complex plot with the assurance of a practiced screenwriter (she's currently working on an HBO series about civil rights)."
A debut thriller about an African-American lawyer with some difficult clients and a radical past. Read full book review >

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PLEASANTVILLE by Attica Locke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A thriller wrapped in an involving story of community and family dynamics. Locke serves up a panorama of nuanced characters and writes with intelligence and depth."
Race, politics and petty grievances muddy the quest for justice when a young election volunteer is kidnapped and murdered. Read full book review >

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BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD by Attica Locke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Locke, having stockpiled an acclaimed array of crime novels (Pleasantville, 2015, etc.), deserves a career breakthrough for this deftly plotted whodunit whose writing pulses throughout with a raw, blues-inflected lyricism."
What appears at first to be a double hate crime in a tiny Texas town turns out to be much more complicated—and more painful—than it seems. Read full book review >

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THE CUTTING SEASON by Attica Locke
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Locke's second novel (Black Water Rising, 2009) is written with fluidity and elegance, evoking the uniqueness of her setting and the nuances in the relationships of her characters, complicated by race, class and history. Her whodunit plot often seems like a MacGuffin but could well strike readers as a bonus."
A lush plantation is the scene of what could be the perfect murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Narrow in scope, uninteresting in execution."
Dispatches from the frontal lobe of a Web consultant: collection of personal essays originally published and distributed online. Read full book review >

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BUT REMEMBER THEIR NAMES by Hillary Bell Locke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Though she unleashes a few zingers, Locke's highbrow attitude puts a damper on a mystery that readers will solve long before her overeducated heroine."
Stuck-in-small-town lawyer makes the best of her time by investigating a murder. Read full book review >

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GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON  by Katherine Locke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An absorbing blend of historical fiction, mystery, and magical realism. (author's note) (Fantasy. 14-18)"
The granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor finds herself transported back in time to East Berlin circa 1988 in this time-travel mystery debut. Read full book review >

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BIRD, BIRD, BIRD! by April Pulley Sayre
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Puffin, Pelican, Roadrunner, Rail. / Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Quail Quail Quail!" Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"It doesn—t seem to occur to him that it and other new technological facets of contemporary life may undermine certain traditional mechanisms for achieving social closeness while offering new ones in their place. (First serial to Psychology Today)"
Two largely disconnected books in one: a phenomenology of talk and conversation, and a broad-based if not very convincing presentation of the thesis that interpersonal conversation is dramatically on the decline in modern Western society. Read full book review >

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UP AGAINST IT by M. J. Locke
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Gripping, well-rounded hard sci-fi, satisfyingly concluded while nicely poised for sequels."
Disaster threatens the survival of an asteroid colony in Locke's part thriller, part survival epic (as Laura J. Mixon, she wrote Burning the Ice, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >