Search Results: "Debbie Singleton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KING WHO WOULDN'T SLEEP by Debbie Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"For pluckier princesses, try Cornelia Funke and Kerstin Meyer's Princess Pigsty (2007) and Mary Jane and Herman Auch's The Princess and the Pizza (2008). (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this clever retelling of a common story, a king is determined to find the perfect prince for his lovely daughter. Read full book review >

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DEBBIE HARRY SINGS IN FRENCH by Meagan Brothers
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Teens probably won't mind, however, and will most likely get sucked right in to Johnny's world of punk, strife, curiosity and confusion. (Fiction. YA)"
After a trip to the emergency room occasioned by an adverse drug-alcohol interaction, troubled, Blondie-obsessed Johnny moves from Tampa to South Carolina to stay with his uncle. Read full book review >

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TOM, DICK AND DEBBIE HARRY by Jessica Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The Tasmanian-born author's US debut may not quite know what it wants, but it makes a valiant effort of getting there: Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry should find a respectable following by virtue almost of its name alone."
Goofy goings-on in Tasmania as the aftershocks of a guy's second marriage send tremors through the surrounding characters' lives. Read full book review >

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DEBBIE DOESN'T DO IT ANYMORE by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"A well-told redemption song about the most unlikely of heroines."
A porn star experiences an epiphany of sorts in the wake of her husband's death. Read full book review >

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THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON by Elizabeth L. Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"Like Suzanne Rendell in the novel The Other Typist (2013), Silver explores convolutions of guilt and innocence beyond the law's narrow scope with a sharpness and attention to detail that can be unnerving but demands attention."
Trained as a lawyer, Silver has written a darkly witty, acerbic jigsaw puzzle of a first novel about legal versus moral culpability. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Enjoyable like a slice of chocolate cake, minus the guilt."
In Singleton's debut novel, a compulsive eater finds health, love and happiness. Read full book review >

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WORK SHIRTS FOR MADMEN by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The canned southern whimsy is rather self-consciously cute and provides gags rather than character development."
A nominally comic novel in which a Southern artist contends with his wife, his drinking, his buddies and his out-of-control life. Read full book review >

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DARK SIDE OF VALOR by Alicia Singleton
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"By no means perfect the book is an enjoyable tale that is well worth a few hours of the reader's time."
A well-paced novel of suspense that veers into romance and ends like a thriller. Read full book review >

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DROWNING IN GRUEL by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2006

"A strong appetite for Southern shtick (if not for gruel itself) might enhance readers' appreciation for the down-home whimsy of these tales."
From South Carolina writer Singleton (Novel, 2005, etc.), a collection of 19 reprinted stories, some of them suffering from a slight case of the cutes. Read full book review >

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WHY DOGS CHASE CARS by George Singleton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2004

"As funny as it is, Singleton's humor has a sharp edge, and his episodic account of life in the hinterlands is as poignant as it is outrageous."
Fourteen interconnected stories depict the strange and ineluctable process by which an odd teenager grows into a semi-serious young man. Read full book review >

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CRUSH by Cathy Alter
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 5, 2016

"The seemingly lightweight premise of an anthology built around celebrity crushes yields an outstanding selection of poignant and thought-provoking stories."
A few dozen writers recall their childhood infatuations with celebrated media stars or iconic characters (literary or animated) and how these crushes influenced their future lives. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE SHADOWS by Sarah Singleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Distinctive. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 11-15)"
Moving deftly between 13th-century and 16th-century England, this beautifully written historical fantasy explores malignant religious persecution, an alternate realm and fierce devotion to loved ones. Read full book review >