Search Results: "Darryl Shelly"


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The Hobbyist by Darryl Shelly
Released: March 13, 2013

"An honest, often hilarious and occasionally sluggish tale of a man who loves sex too much.
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The fictional account of a self-confessed sexaholic reviewing the path that led to his addiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"The illustrations are compelling throughout, but the narrative is more powerful when it is more personal and specific."
An illustrated primer on mental illness that builds to personal revelation. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S SLEW by Darryl Wimberley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Wimberley knows his weaponry, swamp terrain and small-town prejudices better than most. If hard-boiled is what you're after, Raines qualifies as the black hero du jour."
A special-ops cadre kicked out of Afghanistan resurfaces in northwestern Florida. Read full book review >

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A TINKER’S DAMN by Darryl Wimberley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2000

"Wimberley turns from mysteries (A Rock and a Hard Place, 1999, etc.) to mainstream fiction with fine results: characters to empathize with, and the kind of solid, no-nonsense storytelling altogether too rare these days."
A moving, deeply felt story about fathers and sons, sin and redemption. Read full book review >

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PEPPERFISH KEYS by Darryl Wimberley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2007

"If Black Mask magazine were still around, that's exactly where you'd expect to find Wimberley (Strawman's Hammock, 2001, etc.), who pumps up his overloaded plot with some supremely grisly set pieces."
A hardboiled potboiler set in the Florida Keys. Read full book review >

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The Care Card by Darryl Bollinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"A nightmare scenario of an insurance industry run amok that makes for often entertaining—and troubling—reading."
A hotshot hedge fund manager uncovers an insurance industry conspiracy in this gripping medical thriller. Read full book review >

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RACHEL'S SECRET by Shelly Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2012

"Critical for its underexplored subject. (historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
This novelization of the 1903 Kishinev pogrom graphically describes the carnage as Christian Russians slaughter their Jewish fellow townspeople. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A well-documented, brave, and useful overview."
A journey through the Middle East in the post-Arab Spring landscape. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND by Shelly Stratton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A touching, nuanced, adult coming-of-age novel that includes an interracial romance and keen studies of guilt, bias, and small-town America."
When a Washington, D.C., executive hears her grandfather has disappeared in South Dakota, she hops on a plane, risking her relationship and her job, only to discover it was a ruse—but now he's disappeared for real. Read full book review >

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BLACKBALLED by Darryl Pinckney
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Not a manifesto but a thoughtful examination of ideas that others have been circulating."
A slim volume of two essays that challenge the very notion of a "post-racial" America. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF COLORED TOWN by Darryl Wimberley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Truly heartfelt storytelling."
Fate deals two African-American teens different hands in Northern Florida's mean, segregated backcountry. Read full book review >