Search Results: "Bebe Moore Campbell"


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BROTHERS AND SISTERS by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1994

With this daring and insightful novel Campbell requites the unfulfilled promise of her first book, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine (1992). Read full book review >

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YOUR BLUES AIN'T LIKE MINE by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Till, and the Movement, deserve better."
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old black Chicagoan whose lynching in 1955 in Mississippi outraged much of the nation. Read full book review >

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72 HOUR HOLD by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"Campbell (What You Owe Me, 2001, etc.) transforms one mother's heartbreaking dilemma into a compassionate and suspenseful story that reverberates long after the final chapter is over."
Campbell's provocative fourth novel explores our culture's treatment of mental illness through the story of one mother's desperate attempts to save her manic-depressive teenaged daughter. Read full book review >

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SINGING IN THE COMEBACK CHOIR by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 1998

"Rich and fluid storytelling, peopled with believably illuminating characters. (First serial to Essence; Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
Campbell (Brothers and Sisters, 1994, etc.) continues her thoughtful exploration of contemporary black life, this time featuring a female TV producer torn between her upwardly mobile L.A. existence and the crumbling Philadelphia neighborhood where she grew up. Read full book review >

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Released: June 12, 1989

Campbell, a one-time author of psychobabble (Successful Women, Angry Men, 1986), here successfully converts personal experience into a lively, creative memoir. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU OWE ME by Bebe Moore Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2001

"Another warmhearted, carefully crafted, if not especially original story from Campbell (Singing in the Comeback Choir, 1998, etc.)."
An Imitation of Life saga of two cleaning ladies, one black, one white. Read full book review >

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STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY by Bebe Moore Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2006

"Yarde's gorgeous illustrations, rendered in gouache and pastel, raise the modest story to something special. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A young girl is magically transported to the legendary jazz ballroom. Read full book review >

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I GET SO HUNGRY by Bebe Moore Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Bates's beautifully composed watercolors deserve better than these misleading messages. (Picture book. 5-7)"

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SOMETIMES MY MOMMY GETS ANGRY by Bebe Moore Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Carefully designed to lend subtle support to families and counselors as well as to the child with a limited understanding of the situation. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Campbell addresses the frightening and depressing effects a parent's mental illness can have on her child and subtly presents coping strategies for the youngster. Read full book review >

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THE <i>FROM HELL</i> COMPANION by Alan Moore
Released: May 1, 2013

"Aimed at a very narrow audience, but a treasure trove for would-be comic scribes and artists and independent comic aficionados."
A man-behind-the-curtain look at a seminal graphic novel. Read full book review >

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THE PLACE AT THE EDGE OF THE EARTH by Bebe Faas Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"These few examples of Rice's embarrassing portrayal of a Lakota boy render her weak story unsuitable for any reader. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Rice, the author of several mystery and suspense paperbacks, inaccurately portrays Lakota culture in this thin ghost story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"In the end, though, it all feels a little sad, and Buell has the smarts to know it: 'I wanted to make others happy more than I wanted to make myself happy.'"
A name-dropping memoir ("I had a similar experience with Salvador Dalí") by the ex-model who became lover and muse to a 30-year stretch of American glitterati. Read full book review >