Search Results: "Colson Whitehead"


BOOK REVIEW

SAG HARBOR by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"Not as thematically ambitious as Whitehead's earlier work, but a whole lot of fun to read."
Another surprise from an author who never writes the same novel twice. Read full book review >

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THE INTUITIONIST by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 1998

A dizzyingly-high-concept debut of genuine originality, despite its indebtedness to a specific source, ironically echoes and amusingly inverts Ralph Ellison's classic Invisible Man. Read full book review >

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APEX HIDES THE HURT by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2006

"While making no attempt at depth of characterization, Whitehead audaciously blurs the line between social realism and fabulist satire."
Cultural insight, conceptual ingenuity and cutting-edge humor distinguish the third novel by a New York writer who never fails to engage and intrigue. Read full book review >

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JOHN HENRY DAYS by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2001

"Thoughtful, amusing tale-spinning with, one imagines, serious film potential."
Whitehead, author of the acclaimed Intuitionist (1998), returns with a hilarious, heart-tugging take on the evolution of the American folk hero John Henry—and on the theme of inevitability, or the power of fate. Read full book review >

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ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The latest from a generation of literary novelists who are erasing the distinction between art and pulp."
The zombie genre provides unlikely inspiration for the author's creative renewal. Read full book review >

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THE NOBLE HUSTLE by Colson Whitehead
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"A minor work by a major novelist, a busman's holiday, but engaging in its color and character."
An assignment to compete in the World Series of Poker allows the author to meditate on his identity, failings, writing, appetite for beef jerky and challenge to make the leap from decent house player to high-stakes pro gambler. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2003

"Poetry in paragraphs."
As ebullient as Walt Whitman and as succinct as Emily Dickinson, a young novelist (John Henry Days, 2001, etc.) looses his five senses on his native New York City—and allows the sixth some play, as well. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Whitehead continues the African-American artists' inquiry into race mythology and history with rousing audacity and razor-sharp ingenuity; he is now assuredly a writer of the first rank."
What if the metaphorical Underground Railroad had been an actual…underground railroad, complete with steam locomotive pulling a "dilapidated box car" along a subterranean nexus of steel tracks? Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR BONES by Rob Colson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2016

"A dino flop. (timeline, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Twenty large, fossilized skeletons pose amid fleshed-out reconstructions of the originals and selected relatives in this dino gallery. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE DESTINY by Diana Colson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2013

"An often compelling, if occasionally confusing, tale of star-crossed lovers and the child who brings them together."
A bewitching debut supernatural romance about a mother, her lost daughter and a kind stranger. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE A CRAB! by Jenny Whitehead
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Certainly not new fare, but any opportunity to help children understand emotions is never a misstep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A marine-themed look at all kinds of moods. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Children will have fun reciting the poems and sharing in reading the notes, jokes and two-line poems that decorate the margins. (Poetry. 6-8)"
This celebration of almost every event in a child's life is arranged by the four seasons. Read full book review >