Search Results: "Dolen Perkins-Valdez"


BOOK REVIEW

WENCH by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"Compelling and unsentimental."
A striking debut intimately limns a Southern slave's complicated relationship with her master. Read full book review >

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LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"And steamy kisses and tingly touches? There are still plenty of those, too. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Perkins avoids the second-novel curse with a delectable companion to her debut hit, Anna and the French Kiss (2010). Read full book review >

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ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Très charmante. (Chick lit. 13 & up)"
Since her father's Nicholas Sparks-like novels have been turned into blockbuster movies and he now has the means (and status) to give her culture, Anna Oliphant finds herself uprooted from her Atlanta home to become the newest senior at the School of America in Paris. Read full book review >

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THE TEAM by Dawson Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Moving, funny, and warm: executive-level African-American chick lit in which love helps put the past to rest."
Perkins debuts with an engaging romance about buppies slowly confronting and ultimately healing the scars of a violent, sexually irresponsible past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Will inspire readers to live life to the fullest—and to sign an organ-donor card."
Memoirs of a survivor who wasn't about to let a little thing like a heart transplant slow her down. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE MATTER OF TREASON by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Lovers of sea stories and English history will be saddened that Perkins's death in 1999 has brought the series to an end."
England is still at war with Napoleon when the curtain rises on this third and final adventure for Captain Bartholomew Hoare (Hoare and the Headless Captains, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME by Stephanie Perkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Holidays meet romance in a Christmas- and Hanukkah-themed collection featuring some of teen fiction's most prominent names. Read full book review >

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OPEN MIC by Mitali Perkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Leaves readers with more questions than answers. (Anthology. 12 & up)"
First the good news: Half the pieces in this uneven anthology are standouts. Read full book review >

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SECRET KEEPER by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Asha's struggles will enlighten and inspire young women, and encourage them to value their own freedom. (glossary, map) (Fiction. YA)"
Asha would rather be burning bras, studying psychology and playing tennis like Chris Evert (she's that good). Read full book review >

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MONSOON SUMMER by Mitali Perkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"In Bollywood fashion, she turns turmoil into happy endings. (Fiction. 12-15)"
With an athletic build, Jasmine "Jazz" Gardner barely resembles her petite, delicate Indian mother. Read full book review >

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NOVEL ABOUT MY WIFE by Emily Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Not perfect, but pungently observed, suspenseful and often funny."
The fourth book of fiction by Perkins (Leave Before You Go, 2000, etc.) is a smart, scary combination of neo-Gothic and comedy of manners, set in contemporary London. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2007

"Anecdotal inside info on the dirty deeds of the military-industrial complex, replete with sermons on resisting and changing it."
Perkins follows up the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004) with a still repentant but now broader view of the unconscionable plundering of the planet and endangerment of its future by the "corporatocracy." Read full book review >