Search Results: "Candida Pugh"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGE OF THE SINGLE HAIR by Candida Pugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"A sharp coming-of-age story that makes history come alive."
In Pugh's debut novel, a young woman from California joins the Freedom Riders in 1961, gets arrested and jailed in Mississippi, and learns that not everyone appreciates a hero. Read full book review >

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AMERICA DANCING by Megan Pugh
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pugh gracefully dances the fine line between critic and fan."
In her debut, a scholar and freelance critic transforms some key people and events into artful coat trees on which to hang the history of American popular dance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A strongly worded polemic on the dangers of defensive exceptionalism."
A prickly, uneven survey of Christian persecution that delves into modern-day fundamentalist intolerance. Read full book review >

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FAST FRIENDS by Dianne Pugh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Who says you can't go home again?"
Back in the days of the great earthquake of 1971, more than Los Angeles was falling apart. Read full book review >

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SLOW SQUEEZE by Dianne Pugh
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"So brightly written and fleetly paced that you barely notice how gossamer thin the plot is."
Who's going to strangle blowsy Mississippi flower Barbie Stringfellow on Easter weekend and leave her body, shorn of a superfluous pinky and negligeed in yards of purple satin, in the cabin she's rented in central California's exclusive Mariah Lodge? Read full book review >

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CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCE by Candida Lawrence
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1995

"These revelations challenge credulity, but they remain relevant due to the persistent newspaper headlines over vicious custody battles."
An autobiographical saga by a pseudonymous woman who kidnaps her children from their father and escapes with them into hiding. Read full book review >

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COLD CALL by Dianne Pugh
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A first novel that's breezily on target about sexual politics in the office, though it's a shame that only one of these guys actually gets tabbed for the killing."
Investment counselor Iris Thorne—a teacher of the deaf who changed careers to run with the wolves in L.A.'s financial district- -offers a fascinating mix of the contemporary and the nostalgic as she tracks down the killer of her deaf, polio-stricken office mailman Alley. Read full book review >

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WOMEN AND HORSES by Candida Baker
Released: April 13, 1992

"Good-natured, then, but strictly old hat—at least in this hemisphere."
Australian journalist Baker's first novel tells the tale of 35-year-old Deborah Jefferies's breakdown—but it does so jauntily, as if to keep one giggling through the worst, as Deborah climbs under her desk at the magazine where she works and determines to stay there. Read full book review >

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FOOLPROOF by Dianne Pugh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Pugh's fourth (Fast Friends, 1997, etc.) juggles computer gamesmanship, securities fraud, and murder most foul, seasoning the mix with her trademark office plotting, to come up with another winner that makes all manner of skullduggery look as natural as vanity and greed."
Bridget Cross has come to one of those rough spots. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"But despite some awkwardness in presentation, these stories deserve the attention of anyone interested in the power of autobiography to redeem a life."
An anthology of homeless women's writings that offers a glimpse of inner lives rarely seen. Read full book review >

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JUNK TO GOLD by Willis Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2014

"A memoir full of entrepreneurial spirit that may be inspirational to readers trying to make it in business on their own."
A fast-acting entrepreneur with a positive attitude, good gut instincts and endless energy relates how he made money on junked autos in thisdebut memoir. Read full book review >