Search Results: "Bonnie Greer"


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A PARALLEL LIFE by Bonnie Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Greer's mellifluous work should introduce her to new readers."
A lyrical, mannered memoir in which the American-British playwright and novelist returns to the South Side of Chicago, where she grew up in the 1950s and '60s in a poor, segregated neighborhood. Read full book review >

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HANGING BY HER TEETH by Bonnie Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Greer takes a powerful and refreshingly unusual stand, rejecting conventional notions of home and roots in favor of singularity and independence that add a new dimension to standard conceptions of black heritage and power."
In her debut novel, playwright Greer infuses the oft-told story of a woman's search for self with a rich African-American flavor. Read full book review >

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I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW ME FROM by Judy Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers will wish Greer was their conspiratorial best friend."
A memoir by a rare breed of Hollywood actress: happy, well-adjusted and working. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2014

"A successful, engaging book about shamanic ideas and psychological archetypes, among other concepts."
A rich guide to spiritual awakening and emotional balance. Read full book review >

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LIMITED TIME by Robert Greer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"Among white-bread scientists, he seems colorless, pointless, and as lifeless as the rest. (Author tour)"
A world-class swimmer breaks a record, then dies gruesomely. Read full book review >

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WHITE BEECH by Germaine Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"Passionate and well-intended but not especially accessible."
A controversial scholar/journalist's quasi-academic account of how she helped transform Australian land dedicated to dairy farming back into rain forest. Read full book review >

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GIRL IN DISGUISE by Greer Macallister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"A celebration of a singular woman's life that's guided by facts but features some inviting imaginings."
The story of the very first female detective traces her growth from determined young woman to seasoned pro. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2005

"Hard knocks for Australian 'whitefellas,' though perhaps less compelling for American readers."
From native daughter and well-known feminist Greer (The Whole Woman, 1999, etc.), a provocative essay insisting that Australia can achieve political maturity only when its white citizens transform their whole way of thinking about themselves and their country. Read full book review >

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THE MONGOOSE DECEPTION by Robert Greer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Greer is a confident and generous storyteller. His sixth CJ Floyd mystery (The Fourth Perspective, 2006, etc.) entertains more with its picturesque detours into the backstories of a large cast of characters than its layered theory of the Kennedy assassination."
Who really killed JFK? Read full book review >

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VEILED MADNESS by Greer Noble
Released: March 3, 2011

"An occasionally overwrought narrative with skillful prose."
In her adventure novel, Noble animates the setting of early-1960s Africa. Read full book review >

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HEAT SHOCK by Robert Greer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2003

"Carmen and Walker are an appealing pair, but Greer (Limited Time, 2000, etc.) squanders their charm with draggy pacing."
Who killed the fighting-cock flock and why? Read full book review >