Search Results: "Claire Conner"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"An invaluable contribution to understanding the mentality of extremist conservatism and its supporters."
Prompted by the rise of the modern-day tea party, Conner writes of her experiences as the child of leaders in the radical right-wing John Birch Society. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DEDERER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Longtime critic and essayist Claire Dederer has always had a slight obsession with film director Roman Polanski. So in the summer of 2011, a year after the release of Poser, her gutsy, bestselling debut memoir about yoga and motherhood, she set out to write her next book with him in mind. “I was working on that book,” Dederer recalls ...


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LUPE VELEZ AND HER LOVERS by Floyd Conner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1993

"A benchmark in the art of paste-pot bio—and winner of the Plan Nine from Outer Space Award as the worst movie book ever written. (Sixteen pages of photographs)"
Dizzyingly dreadful bio of the once-famous ``Mexican Spitfire,'' who racked up lovers like billiard balls and married Tarzan, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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ARCHANGEL by Mike Conner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Still, despite some problems with plot credibility, an intriguing and inventive hardcover debut."
In Conner's alternate 1930, a lethal hemorrhagic fever (known as Hun for its supposed origins in the German trenches of 1918) has repeatedly swept the world, leaving few white survivors; oddly, black Africans are wholly immune. Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY PARTS OF THE BIBLE by Sammy Conner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2007

"A good-humored but incurably cornball tale."
Naïve, sex-starved son of a hellfire Baptist preacher sets out across Depression-era America to find his father's hidden fortune and save his family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"A love story that just keeps on going."
A sassy dame who sounds tough—but at heart isn't—tells her life story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"While the amount of detailing makes the book a sailor's dream and a lubber's chore, anyone even remotely interested in the America's Cup will find plenty of nuggets here to keep their curiosity perking. (b&w photos, not seen)"
America's Cup winner Conner (The Art of Winning, 1988) and sailing writer Levitt's history of the most visible race in sailing blends politics, rarified technology, personalities, and a healthy dose of the sport's runic patois in thorough, if prolix, fashion. Read full book review >

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What She Saw by Rachel A. Conner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An inspiring adventure with a strong heroine."
In Conner's first novel, a young woman starts seeing visions, changing her world forever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"Lots of useful technology history here, but the volume shouldn't stand alone."
Revisionist history with a strong proletarian bent. Read full book review >

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CUT TO THE BONE by Robert P. Conner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Promising but affectless: a crime novel that sprints quickly into nowhere."
Cross-border action debut flares brightly but fades fast. Read full book review >

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MANAGING AT THE SPEED OF CHANGE by Daryl R. Conner
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A schematic diagram that will prove both useful and reassuring but that fails to address the layperson's most basic question about change: Why must it happen at all?"
``Change doctor'' and corporate-crisis intervener Conner explains why some managers instinctively thrive on change while others founder and fail, and how the latter can learn to be more like the former. Read full book review >