Search Results: "David J. Dent"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Beyond all the angry rap videos, Dent's eloquent reportage shows us that Dr. Huxtable is no fantasy, and the Fresh Prince may have family in Bel Air."
A myth-busting four-year catalogue of middle-class black life in small-town USA. 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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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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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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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 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Unfocused and repetitive, though the Mites' story is inspiring."
The latest work from Dent (Monster of the Midway, 2003, etc.) describes the rise of a group of orphans who defied the odds to become a power in Texas high-school football. Read full book review >

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NOUMENON
by Thea James

Noumenon

Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter

On Sale: July 2017, ISBN-13: 9780062497840

nou·me·non

ˈno͞oməˌnän

noun
(in Kantian philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, as distinct from a thing as it is knowable by the senses through phenomenal attributes.

Imagine it is the future. Not the distant future, mind you, but a close enough world in which large scale ...


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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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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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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 >