Search Results: "Deborah W. Trotter"


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HOW DO YOU KNOW? by Deborah W. Trotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"A heartwarming look at the bond between an inspiring mother and her child as they share the natural world with each other. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A foggy morning is a wonderland for a curious child in Trotter's debut. Read full book review >

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BRUNO CASSINI by Rosalind Trotter
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A pleasant novel, but one that reaches for revelations it can't quite grasp."
In Trotter's debut novel, an Italian family man's love affair forces him to confront the shifting cultural landscape. Read full book review >

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FROM A RAW DEAL TO A NEW DEAL? by Jr. Trotter
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

In a new series, The Young Oxford History of African Americans, comes this powerful volume, subtitled ``African Americans 19291945.'' Trotter finds that the period was paradoxical for blacks; for perhaps the first time since Reconstruction, there were rays of hope that full equality with whites was possible even though African-Americans—traditionally ``last hired, first fired''—had a higher unemployment rate than any other group. Read full book review >

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JUNIOR SEAU by Jim Trotter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Although the text benefits from the author's deep knowledge of the game—and from many important interviews—excessive sentiment corrodes."
ESPN NFL reporter Trotter debuts with a very sympathetic account of the life of NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau (1969-2012). Read full book review >

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WINTER FIRE by William R. Trotter
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"Excessively melodramatic on occasion, but still a stunning evocation of Finnish landscapes, myth, and music, while the desperate conditions under which war was waged in northern Europe are brought savagely to life."
A passionate tale of deep, mysterious Finland forests and complex moods in the music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, ably set in the fire and ice of WW II by historian/first-novelist Trotter (A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-40— not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE SANDS OF PRIDE by William R. Trotter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2002

"A success both as guts-and-glory melodrama and as a collection of eye-opening true stories from the Civil War."
Monumental, bombs-bursting-in-air epic of nearly 50 characters who fight, steal, seduce, scheme, and have the time of their lives in and around Civil War-era North Carolina. Read full book review >

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THE FIRES OF PRIDE by William R. Trotter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Excessive, obsessive, overlong but filled with moments of grandeur, insight, tearful tragedy, and rousing derring-do: War and Peace, American style."
A long, exhausting but worthy conclusion to The Sands of Pride (2002), following the roles of more than fifty historical and fictional characters depicting North Carolina's role in the Civil War. Read full book review >

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STORM CATS by Malachy Doyle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"When they find and free the pets, their owners clean, feed, and care for them and the new friendship ultimately brings both families together to admire the ultimate result: four winsome kittens. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Though they lived next door, the black female and white male have never met until one night when these felines flee together from lightning strikes, raging wind, and thundering rain to the relative safety of a storm drain; their neighboring young owners have never met either until the after-storm reality hits: their pets are missing. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"Humanizing, a valuable panorama of US classical music culture, and an irresistible inducement to seek out the Mitropoulos performances left to us on records. (66 b&w photos, not seen)"
A first-rate biographical study of one of the century's more important conductors, Dimitri Mitropoulos (18961960). Read full book review >

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The Fourth Ship by Paula M. Trotter
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A romantic, entertaining novel, unfortunately plagued by complexity and confusion."
A tale of love, intrigue, and nautical conspiracy set in 18th-century England. Read full book review >