Search Results: "Dorothy Allison"


BOOK REVIEW

SKIN by Dorothy Allison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 1994

"But Skin is nonetheless a valuable record of a remarkable life and a testament to the struggles, triumphs, and growth of one bold and inspiring woman."
Allison (Bastard Out of Carolina, 1992, etc.) has assembled a nourishing compilation of articles and essays about being ``queer in a world that hates queers...poor [in] a world that despises the poor'' and a passionate writer and lover of literature. Read full book review >

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BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA by Dorothy Allison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1992

"Compassionate if not very compelling; after the often searing power of Allison's short stories, she seems not to have claimed her voice so much as tamed it."
A girl comes of age in '50's South Carolina fighting the label ``trash'' and the violent advances of her stepfather: an overly familiar story as Allison (Trash, 1988) handles the material in a surprisingly nostalgic way. Read full book review >

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TWO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW FOR SURE by Dorothy Allison
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"And we do, we let her tell away. (Author tour)"
``Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood,'' writes Allison in this rich memoir, which originated as a performance piece. Read full book review >

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CAVEDWELLER by Dorothy Allison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 2, 1998

An increasingly absorbing story of ``a family in pieces, pulling itself back together out of one woman's stubborn determination,'' by the author of the bestselling Bastard Out of Carolina (1992), a National Book Awardfinalist. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE FORKED ROAD by John Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2017

"A delightfully quirky series whose eccentric charms haven't faltered. (Graphic mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
In this seventh installment, the sleuths from Griswold's Grammar School unravel yet another case involving a mysterious portal and a time-bending troublemaker. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE LONELY ONE by John Allison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 21, 2015

"Funny and clever, but most likely to only satisfy fans who have been with the gang since the beginning. (Graphic mystery/sci-fi. 12-16)"
A group of students at a British school all become friends with a strange new boy who eats onions; one student suspects something odd's afoot and must discover the truth before it's too late. Read full book review >

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THE BONES OF THE HOLY by Jennifer Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"Augustine. (Mystery. 10-14)"
In this fifth Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator installment, amateur sleuth Gilda travels to historic St. Read full book review >

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GILDA JOYCE by Jennifer Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Offbeat and spine-chilling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Irrepressible Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, is at it again. Read full book review >

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GILDA JOYCE: PSYCHIC INVESTIGATOR by Jennifer Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Surprisingly spooky. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Ever since her father passed away, 13-year-old Gilda Joyce has been determined to contact spirits on the other side. Read full book review >

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OBSESSED by Allison Britz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Readers willing to share Allison's evident pain and humiliation may gain insight into a troubling disorder, but it's the joy of her slow recovery that they'll savor. (Memoir. 12-18)"
Can a girl fall off a cliff in s-l-o-w motion? That's how Allison's life seems to plummet during her sophomore year of high school in this fine debut memoir. Read full book review >

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I THINK I LOVE YOU by Allison Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Big-hearted exploration of the bittersweet pleasures of unrequited love."
Welsh teenager obsessed with pop star David Cassidy finally gets an opportunity to meet her idol, 24 years later than expected. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOOD GIRL by Allison Leotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Billed as 'ripped from the headlines,' Leotta's latest proves entertaining enough but feels more like a book that's ripped from Google."
Leotta's spunky heroine, federal lawyer Anna Curtis, takes on the timely topic of rape on college campuses and discovers an ugly underbelly in the academic system. Read full book review >