Search Results: "Debra J. Dickerson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"Arguments that are crisply delivered and guaranteed to irritate vast constituencies."
A full-bore assault on white racism on one hand and black orthodoxies on the other, one that finds the author well-prepared for the inevitable backlash. Read full book review >

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BEST AFRICAN AMERICAN ESSAYS: 2009 by Debra J. Dickerson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"A cracking good read, something that all too few essay anthologies manage to be."
Inaugural edition of a new series proves that there's always room for another delivery method for quality short nonfiction. Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER by Melanie Dickerson
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A virtuous romance with characters who 'fall in love with each other's inner beauty in spite of outward appearance.' (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Living in rural Glynval, England, in 1352, a beautiful but penniless merchant's daughter discovers appearances can be deceiving. Read full book review >

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THE HEALER'S APPRENTICE by Melanie Dickerson
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Female readers should savor this romantic fare. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In this debut romance set in Hagenheim, Lower Saxony, in 1382 and loosely based on "Sleeping Beauty," a lowly woodcutter's daughter apprenticed to the town healer falls in love with a handsome nobleman who's betrothed to a mysterious woman. Read full book review >

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Zero Hour On The Grid by Art Dickerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"An unmemorable thriller whose cautionary message never really hits home."
Dickerson's (Mature Single Man's Cookbook, 2014, etc.) novella looks at how vulnerable the United States' power grid might be to outside attack. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A breezy guide that takes readers inside the sometimes hair-raising world of do-it-yourself filmmaking, capturing its many frustrations and challenges."
An instructional manual on film directing, inspired by the making of a "microbudget" movie. Read full book review >

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NO ALTERNATIVE by William Dickerson
Released: April 5, 2012

"A cool diagnostic tone helps capture the teenage experience but occasionally obstructs the emotional trip."
Dickerson's debut tells a sympathetic coming-of-age story deeply embedded in '90s music. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Still, A blockbuster indictment not only of southern intransigence and racism, but of the corrupt way power works in America. (photos, not seen)"
An incredible, infuriating exposÇ of the abusive power of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, whose recently unsealed files reopened old wounds from the 1960s. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"It adds up to an engaging mix of science and story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a true incident, this fact-laced, handsomely illustrated episode follows a young pet tortoise as she lumbers into a wide but rarely threatening world. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS SPY by Melanie Dickerson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Light reading for those who like romantic medieval romps and who enjoy or easily tolerate Christian prayers and references. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Lady Margaretha proves her mettle and her worth to the lord of her dreams in this romance set in Western Europe in 1413. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"A fascinating, if somewhat distant, portrait of a cultural icon who happened to also be a mom."
Slate.com political correspondent Dickerson explores his mother's complicated legacy. Read full book review >