Search Results: "Carlotta Walls LaNier"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Keenly observed and moving."
Well-crafted look at the wrenching experience of the youngest of the "Little Rock Nine." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2000

"Snoopy scatoscopy at its juiciest."
A cable TV gossip spills the beans about a lot, if not all, the tricks of her feline trade and, naturally, delivers plenty of old and new dirt along with it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Nonetheless, this is a harrowing glimpse into the destabilization caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the troubled road to independence and democracy faced by its non-Russian nationalities."
A combination of investigative journalism and historical overview that emphasizes the Chechens' role as the long-oppressed victims of Russian imperialism. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE BLOODHOUNDS by Virginia Lanier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"The Cancannon lawyers think so, and fans of the sour Georgia peach's four previous cases (Blind Bloodhound Justice, 1998, etc.) will be happy that, like Jo Beth, they didn't proceed along normal channels."
Ten Little Bloodhounds ($24.00; Jun.; 288 pp.; 0-06-017548-6): If a bloodhound trainer as expert as Jo Beth Sidden could find wealthy eccentric Alyce Cancannon's missing cat Amelia in record time, doesn't it make sense to hire her to investigate Miz Alyce's murder? Read full book review >

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HALF BROKE HORSES by Jeannette Walls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Like her grandmother, Walls knows how to tell a story with love and grit."
After a fascinating memoir about her vagabond parents (The Glass Castle, 2005), Walls turns her sights on her maternal grandmother Lily Casey Smith, who died when Walls was eight. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG ENEMY by Carlotta Gall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Gall admirably never loses sight of the human element in this tragedy."
A longtime New York Times war correspondent delivers a moving, on-the-ground chronicle of her years covering the Afghanistan War. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE NOT A GADGET by Jaron Lanier
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A well-intended and insightful but messy treatise."
Quirky but sprawling indictment of our Internet-dominated society. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER STAR by Jeannette Walls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"Walls turns what could have been another sentimental girl-on-the-run-finds-home cliché into a fresh consideration of both adolescence and the South on the cusp of major social change."
Memoirist Walls, who has written about her own nomadic upbringing (The Glass Castle, 2006) and her remarkable grandmother (the novelized biography Half Broke Horses, 2009), turns to out-and-out fiction in this story about two young sisters who leave behind their life on the road for the small Virginia town their mother escaped years before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BRACE OF BLOODHOUNDS by Virginia Lanier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"A restyling and a trim of Lanier's far-flown narrative, though, would add immeasurably to its suspense."
The third (The House on Bloodhound Lane, 1996; Death in Bloodhound Red, not reviewed) in Lanier's bloodhound series again stars Georgia feminist Jo Beth Siddon. Read full book review >

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BLIND BLOODHOUND JUSTICE by Virginia Lanier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1998

"Not everybody will consider this last plus a plus."
Finally, an authentic mystery for Jo Beth Sidden—though one as remote as ever from her bloodhound-raising skills (A Brace of Bloodhounds, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON BLOODHOUND LANE by Virginia Lanier
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"A meandering, episodic second from Lanier (Death in Bloodhound Red, not reviewed), with an amiable Brett Butlerlike narrator and a cliffhanger of an ending."
As if turning 30 isn't traumatic enough, feisty Jo Beth Sidden of Basla City, Georgia, has invested the $70,000 she inherited from her father into the business of putting 57 bloodhounds through six months of rigorous training. Read full book review >