Search Results: "Carolivia Herron"


BOOK REVIEW

THEREAFTER JOHNNIE by Carolivia Herron
Released: April 1, 1991

"Herron has tried to do too much."
An ambitious first novel by literary scholar Herron that sets out to create, in established epic form, a mythic exploration of traditional institutions and racial identity in America. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS AN OLIVIA by Carolivia Herron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"This will be useful for classroom studies and discussions with a rarely told perspective on families and coming to America. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little African-American girl named Carol Olivia, resembling a younger version of the author, listens as her great-grandmother Olivia shares a story from generations ago. Read full book review >

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NAPPY HAIR by Carolivia Herron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"She's clearly a child who stomps through life with a lot of spunk and energy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Uncle Mordecai calls out the story of Brenda's hair—the nappiest hair in the world—at the family picnic, while everyone else chimes in with affirmations: ``Yep,'' ``You said it,'' and ``Ain't it the truth.'' At first they think Mordecai is making fun of Brenda's hair; when he says that combing it out sounds like crunching through deep snow with two inches of crust on top, somebody says, ``Brother, you ought to be ashamed.'' But soon it's clear that his only purpose is celebration: ``One nap of her hair is the only perfect circle in nature,'' hair that is ordained by God Himself. Read full book review >

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DEAD LIONS by Mick Herron
Released: May 7, 2013

"Herron (Down Cemetery Road, 2009, etc.) provides a dour, twisty spy thriller with something for everyone: part post-Cold War miasma, part James Bond heroics, and elliptical withal."
A second anti-terrorist workout for the sorely tried denizens of Finsbury's Slough House (Slow Horses, 2010). Read full book review >

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RECONSTRUCTION by Mick Herron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Ingenious and heartfelt, though like Deaver, Herron is so eager to pile on the plot twists that he risks serious reader fatigue."
Herron (Why We Die, 2006, etc.) works some nifty changes on the familiar story of a terrorist who takes refuge—and hostages—in a London preschool. Read full book review >

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NOBODY WALKS by Mick Herron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Herron (Dead Lions, 2013, etc.) strips his revenge story to the bone, paring away unnecessary characters, episodes, speeches and gestures to produce a violent little elegy that grows both more clever and more sour as it hurtles along."
The suspicious death of his son brings an undercover spook for MI-5's Special Ops out of retirement with a vengeance. Read full book review >

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REAL TIGERS by Mick Herron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Even readers who don't care for the endless bureaucratic infighting will have to admire this tour de force, in which virtually every single player—good guys, bad guys, all the turncoats and in-betweeners—is somehow connected to British Intelligence."
The abduction of one of their own rouses the members of MI5's dead-end Slough House (Dead Lions 2013, etc.) to action once more. Read full book review >

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WHY WE DIE by Mick Herron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"The result is a dark, entertaining, off-kilter world in which anything can happen, and probably will."
Death-obsessed enquiry agent Zoë Boehm investigates a theft whose every new dimension gets trickier and nastier. Read full book review >

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THE LAST VOICE YOU HEAR by Mick Herron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The engaging heroine never loses her cool, from the melancholy opening to the whirlwind finale, a marvelously extended set-piece showing what happens when determined killers hunt for somebody equally determined to not be found."
An Oxford private enquiry agent with a distinct aversion to death takes on a series of adversaries with no such scruples. Read full book review >

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MIRAGES by Anaïs Nin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"In one late entry, Nin complains, mildly: 'My world is so large I get lost in it'; readers will do the same—and gratefully so."
In a book published in association with Sky Blue Press, the celebrated diarist, novelist and electric personality reappears with all the fire of her eroticism in pages untouched by a Bowdler or a Puritan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 1994

A rambling analysis of why the sexes don't get along and what to do about it, based on dialogues during a wilderness seminar. Read full book review >

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Reichold Street by Ronald L. Herron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2012

"Skillfully written and emotionally charged."
A loosely woven series of coming-of-age tales set in 1960s America. Read full book review >