Search Results: "Brenda Sexton"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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EVERYBODY BUT YOU by Thia Sexton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A collection that's spirited and endearing in its best moments, but other pieces are unsatisfyingly aimless."
These short, memoiristic essays from debut author Sexton touch on her life in Los Angeles as a young actress and musician. Read full book review >

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A KIND OF FREEDOM by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A well-crafted—and altogether timely—first novel."
A multigenerational exploration of systemic racism in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARTY FAVORS by Nicole Sexton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"There's nothing here to attract either chick-lit or Washington novel readers."
Chick lit scales Capitol Hill in this breathless first novel about a perky blonde fundraiser. Sexton has a Republican fundraising background; Johnston is a playwright. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1994

"In deceptively fluid prose, Linda explores her complex relationship to her mother and strips raw the nerves of a troubled family. (Photo insert, not seen) (Author tour)"
In a dramatic memoir, Sexton (Private Acts, 1991, etc.) offers her account of life with suicidal poet Anne Sexton. Read full book review >

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BESPOTTED by Linda Gray Sexton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A heartfelt testimony about the importance of dogs, especially Dalmatians, in one woman's life."
The story of the Dalmatians that filled a woman's life. Read full book review >