Search Results: "Catherine Zobal Dent"


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UNFINISHED STORIES OF GIRLS by Catherine Zobal Dent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"Keenly observed and lyrical, an evocative collection with emotional heft."
Dent's (English/Susquehanna Univ.) debut story collection explores the lives of a handful of characters living along Maryland's Eastern Shore. Read full book review >

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THE PEOPLE OF THE BROKEN NECK by Silas Dent Zobal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A powerful, moving allegory that reflects how post-9/11 missteps scarred the American soul."
In his debut novel, Zobal (The Inconvenience of the Wings, 2015) casts an empathetic eye on the unraveling of a good man, soul-damaged by war, who attempts to reclaim his home and family. Read full book review >

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The Inconvenience of the Wings by Silas Dent Zobal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"Haunting images and poetic prose flood this noteworthy collection."
Zobal's debut collection of well-crafted short stories leaves a lasting impression. Read full book review >

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ALEX WEBSTER AND THE GODS by David Dent
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 28, 2007

"A clever effort, but far from divine."
An inventive but slightly tone-deaf novel about the Roman pantheon's attempt to return to power in modern America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A book to savor. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen; 1 map) (Author tour)"
Dent (former executive director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation) not only recounts his 1991 trip across the South, he illuminates the odyssey of the black soul across the second half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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LBD: IT’S A GIRL THING by Grace Dent
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A Rennison imitation, or in LBD terms, not quite as big a 'fat sack of flatulent poo-flavored mess' as it starts out to be. (Fiction. YA)"
Stymied from attending the Astlebury Music Festival by their parents, three British girls in Year 9—they call themselves Les Bambinos Dangereuses—decide to have their own. Read full book review >

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THE KIDS GOT IT RIGHT by Jim Dent
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A passionate, well-reported history of the role Texas football played in America's racial integration."
Consummate sports chronicler Dent (Courage Behind the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story, 2012, etc.) examines a transformative football event in Texas that blurred racial boundaries. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE LACEY
by Vincent Scarpa

Ask Catherine Lacey for the origin story of her new novel, The Answers, and she won’t hesitate to give you the short answer: back pain. More specifically, an inexplicable and persistent back pain that greeted her in the midst of an emotionally turbulent period in her life marked by loss, upheaval, and complication; a time which occasioned, for Lacey, a ...


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LBD by Grace Dent
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2005

"Cotton-candy fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Following up her first offering about "Les Bambinos Dangereuses," Dent gives readers the same ultra-hip slangy rollicking ride through the leisure world of three—far from average—British teen girls. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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DIARY OF A CHAV by Grace Dent
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Hilarious and unflinching. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Shiraz Bailey Wood wanted an iPod for Christmas but got a diary instead. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Packed with British slang, this text requires the included glossary, but Shiraz's voice and earnestness shine through in any accent, making her an endearing character well worth rooting for. (Fiction. YA)"
Sassy and spirited British teen Shiraz Bailey Wood is back sporting her hooded sweatshirt and layers of gold chains in this second installment of the Diary of a Chav series. Read full book review >