Search Results: "Brent Hendricks"


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A LONG DAY AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Brent Hendricks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A tough journey. For Hendricks, the discovery that counts is that the conjuring of his father's presence during his bleak and lonely pilgrimage has brought him to realize that perhaps he can love him again after all."
A memoir in the form of a strange pilgrimage, filled with apocalyptic images, through the present-day South to the place in Georgia where hundreds of corpses were found rotting outside a crematory. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD by Nancy Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"An often vivid, heartbreaking story full of great historical detail and human pathos."
Five American Civil War survivors connect onboard the ill-fated steamer Sultana in Hendricks' (Senator Hattie Caraway, 2013) historical novel. Read full book review >

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LIVING WATER by Obery Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

An unusual first novel by Hendricks, immediate past president of the Payne Theological Seminary, depicts the life of a minor character in the Gospel of St. John. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A blistering, important work, updating Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allan Warrior's Like a Hurricane (1996)."
An excellent book that reopens the wounds of Wounded Knee—and that provides important new information for readers of Peter Matthiessen's long-suppressed In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2006

"A more appropriate title for this would be The Politics of Hendricks."
This study of Jesus turns into a statement on American politics. Read full book review >

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SKY BLUES by Vicki Hendricks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2002

"Less successful as narrative than as a comprehensive museum of neo-noir motifs."
The about-to-have-sex scenes have always been the most distinctive feature of Hendricks's steamy neo-noirs (Iguana Love, 1999, etc.), and here she extends them to cover practically every page. Read full book review >

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A KIDNAPPING IN MILAN by Steve Hendricks
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Despite an unsatisfying conclusion, Hendricks does a nice job sustaining interest in this convoluted spy case."
The vivid true story behind the kidnapping of Islamist troublemaker Abu Omar in Milan in 2003. Read full book review >

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Disconnected by Colin Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2014

"A quiet but complex novel of finding meaning in daily life."
In this debut novel, a young man tries to stay close to his best friends as they make their separate ways in life. Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE STRIKE ZONE by Randal Hendricks
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Tenaciously dull writing, but essential for anyone wishing to understand the business of baseball and how it got that way."
A labored, slanted, but worthwhile discussion of the often bizarre financial dealings of baseball, by a major player in the evolution of free agency and escalating salaries. Read full book review >

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LIFTING MY VOICE by Barbara Hendricks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"Operatically overdone."
An African-American opera star recalls her distinguished career. Read full book review >

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IGUANA LOVE by Vicki Hendricks
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"The novelty of those depths offers a form of satisfaction, but also this nagging question: How much hope for women's noir can there be when a story by one of its more promising proponents boils down to having sex with a dead iguana?"
Hendricks's debut novel (Miami Purity, 1995) drew favorable attention for its noirish perversity, and her second follows suit—this time with the Miami heat driving a sexy young thing hellbent on her own destruction to new heights of bestiality. Read full book review >

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MIAMI PURITY by Vicki Hendricks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 1995

"Perfect beach reading: Everybody around you will mistake your hours-long blush for a sunburn."
Hendricks's first is a guilty pleasure, a jolt of '90s female noir so close to the edge you have to wonder if it's another send-up Ö la Naked Came the Stranger. Read full book review >