Search Results: "Delta Burke"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1998

"It's unlikely that women fighting to come to terms with weight problems will find much new or surprising here, but Burke's frank style, and her portrait of the often turbulent backstage life at Designing Women, will likely appeal to fans."
Burke's long battle with her weight (she struggled to maintain a svelte starlet's look for years and repeatedly gained sufficient weight to give rise to peculiarly cruel criticism and bad jokes) and its role in her gaining or losing roles on television has been played out in the tabloids and on TV chat shows for some time. Read full book review >

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Sliding Delta by Thomas Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"A jazzy glimpse into history that will pluck at the heartstrings of musicians but may leave other readers feeling a bit blue."
A young man runs away to the South to learn the blues in this novel by Baldwin (The Fourth Domain, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >

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EDMUND BURKE by Jesse Norman
Released: May 7, 2013

"A top-notch introduction to Burke and his paternity of political systems throughout the Western Hemisphere. Even better, the author points out where ignoring Burke's thoughts have caused unnecessary difficulties."
Member of Parliament Norman (Compassionate Economics, 2008, etc.) comprehensively explains the history and the writings of the man whose thoughts have been quarried by politicians for hundreds of years. Read full book review >

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DELTA WEDDING by Eudora Welty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1946

"A remembrance of customs and personalities, the feel of old roots dying and new roots going down, in lucid yet tortuous prose,- this is quality, rather than quality, merchandise."
Critically acclaimed for her short stories, the author here presents a novel of a September wedding in Mississippi in the 20's, at Shellmound, homeplace of the Fairchilds, determinedly independent within their close-woven family pattern...Motherless, nine year old Laura McRaven, visits her mother's family as the preparations for Dabney's wedding rush to their finals. Read full book review >

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THE DELTA by Tony Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Don't expect damsels in distress in this novel. Do expect a thrill ride that won't disappoint."
A fast-moving thriller starring a female mercenary in a great setting, along with violence and a dollop of sex. Read full book review >

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DELTA LADY by Rita Coolidge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"Where memoirs from bigger stars often fail to deliver, this illuminating autobiography exceeds expectations."
A surprisingly rich memoir from a two-time Grammy winner and acclaimed backup singer. Read full book review >

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DELTA BLUES by Ted Gioia
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2008

"Comprehensive and smart—a solid text for blues aficionados."
The back roads of the blues are traveled anew in a biography-driven history. Read full book review >

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DELTA BELLES by Penelope J. Stokes
Released: June 13, 2006

"Similar in plot to her past works (Circle of Grace and The Blue Bottle Club, not reviewed), although fans aren't likely to complain."
Four friends under varying degrees of desperate circumstances meet at their 25-year college reunion.. Read full book review >

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THE DELTA by Marshall Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Brooks's love affair with Lee is predictable, but he himself is likably troubled, and the air scenes are nothing short of stunning."
The tale of a forward air controller, or FAC, in the early days of the Vietnam War—from the author of the novel Cadillac Flight and A Lonely Kind of War. Read full book review >

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THE DELTA STAR by Joseph Wambaugh
Released: March 4, 1982

"So, even more than before, it's hold on to your stomachs, forget about traditional police-novel satisfactions—and enjoy (if that's the word) Wambaugh's gritty, ghoulish flights of almost-fancy as a freeform side-show: sorely uneven, but undeniably vivid and occasionally inspired."
What could possibly be the connection between the 1981 Soviet-sub-in-Sweden crisis (the prologue here) and the cops of the L.A.P.D.'s Rampart Station? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Some solid observations ultimately get mired in the Mississippi mud."
A reconsideration of the Mississippi blues singer's legend in the context of the popular music of his time. Read full book review >

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DELTA:  The Men by Carol Crowson DeVille
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2015

"Often engaging historical fiction that entertains and informs."
DeVille's debut novel, the first in a planned series, is an expansive, detailed history of post-World War I Louisiana as told from the perspective of a principled reporter. Read full book review >