Search Results: "Brenda Sexton"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNE SEXTON by Diane Wood Middlebrook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

Frustrated as a housewife and mother in suburban Boston and plagued by mental problems including suicidal obsessions, Sexton, beautiful, intense, and gifted, began writing poetry at age 29 on the advice of her therapist. Read full book review >

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Brenda Corrigan Went Downtown by Donna Brookman Kaulkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2013

"A sometimes overly detailed story of intrigue, pain and strength."
A tragic event brings a family together in Kaulkin's novel. Read full book review >

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BRENDA AND EDWARD by Maryann Kovalski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Once readers give themselves over to the hybrid world in which the dogs dwellthey are clearly canine, with doggy features and abilities, but in all other ways act humanthey will relish this two-hankie telling and the tidy illustrations of love lost and found. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kovalski (Pizza for Breakfast, 1991, etc.) introduces two lovable dogs that live happily together behind a French restaurant. Read full book review >

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BRENDA BERMAN, WEDDING EXPERT by Jane Breskin Zalben
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2009

"Brenda's endeavors to reconcile her hopes with reality tell a tale of acceptance that will help young readers struggling with their own life transitions. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When her Uncle Harry becomes engaged, Brenda reluctantly adjusts to the concept of a new aunt and cousin. Read full book review >

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NORMAN AND BRENDA by Colin Thompson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"This deeply affecting story makes clear just how elusive happiness can be, and how wonderful it is when you finally find it. (Picture book. YA, adult)"
Norman and Brenda toddle separately toward middle age desperately lonely, believing they will never find a companion. Read full book review >

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THE MOURNING SEXTON by Michael Baron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 2005

"Attractive and credible characters in slightly-less-credible circumstances."
The redemption of a once-jailed, once-super lawyer accelerates when he's asked to file suit on behalf of a young woman killed in the crash of an SUV. Read full book review >

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DESERT FLOWER by Rex Sexton
Released: June 4, 2009

"Despite problems with suspension of disbelief, this story is a thrill seeker's dream."
High-stakes greed in the Badlands of South Dakota causes unremitting violence by the protagonists Desert Flower, a 17-year-old girl, and Greenleaf, a pool-playing Indian. Read full book review >

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THE TIME HOTEL by Rex Sexton
Released: Feb. 2, 2009

"A collection of writing and visual art that expresses the pain of the human experience."
A gritty, unflinching and deeply thought-provoking collection of poems, short stories, songs and artwork which loosely weaves together down-and-out characters, harsh urban jungles and beautiful imagery. Read full book review >

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CONSTANT IS THE RAIN by Rex Sexton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2015

"The bleakness may be hard to take, but Sexton's talent for social commentary and character sketching marks him as—in a title he gives a character in 'Chop Suey'—'the Modigliani of the Mean Streets.'"
Relentless pessimism about the state of the nation infuses Sexton's (Paper Moon, 2013) accomplished poetry and short fiction about down-and-out drifters and starving artists. Read full book review >

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PAPER MOON by Rex Sexton
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Good eats for readers with a taste for gall and wormwood."
This novel seems calculated to cure the reader of any optimism he may have, to smash his rose-colored glasses. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2011

"A plainspoken history book demonstrating subtleties galore."
A British scholar untangles one of the most infamous pieces of American foreign-policy legislation. Read full book review >