Search Results: "Earl Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2001

"A decidedly jarring echo from the Roaring Twenties, neatly culled from press reports."
The bizarre Jazz Age tale of a dopey aristocrat and the lowly young woman he wed then tried to shed, invoking some highly charged issues of sex, class, race, and forgotten niceties. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A comprehensive and vividly narrated history, enriched by well-chosen illustrations, that is as much an epic-in-progress as a scholarly record. (color and b&w illustrations)"
From historians in the field, ten essays (a few of them pedestrian in style or leftist in perspective) chronologically detailing the history of African-Americans from their arrival in the New World to the present—a dark story, unfortunately, relieved by a few radiant moments of hope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"An unusual tale of war and remembrance, with particular appeal—but perhaps disturbing undertones—for Vietnam and air-combat buffs."
Solidly detailed amalgam of military history and contemporary archaeology, tracing American attempts to recover fallen soldiers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LATINOS by Earl Shorris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Wide-ranging, groundbreaking, opinionated, and very important."
Personal, impassioned overview of the fastest growing minority in the US. Read full book review >

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VERTICAL BURN by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"His charismatic protagonist is both believable and admirable, and if he's also a tiny bit predictable, no matter: you'll root for him anyway."
Time was when veteran Seattle firefighter John Finney was unequivocal about his feelings for his job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOAT OF STONE by Maureen Earl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"The author's many interviews with survivors give this little-known chapter of the Jewish WW II exodus a gritty sense of reality."
In 1940, in a desolate Rumanian port, nearly two thousand Jewish refugees were transferred to the S.S. Atlantic, a crowded ship with scarce food and an indifferent crew. Read full book review >

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CATFISH CAFE by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"He's much too modest, but his 11th adventure really is lesser work from the accomplished author of Deception Pass (1997)."
Balinda Little, the daughter of Seattle p.i. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2011

"Despite occasional stalls along the narrative path, the book is a road geek's treasure—and everyone who travels the highways ought to know these stories."
Quick: Who built the interstate highway system? If you answered President Eisenhower, then you're not even half-right, writes Swift (The Tangierman's Lament: and Other Tales of Virginia, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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SALT by Earl Lovelace
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1997

"An evocative story that tries too hard."
Trinidadian writer Lovelace (The Wine of Astonishment, 1984, etc.) returns after a long hiatus with a tale that starts out as an affecting Caribbean version of It's A Wonderful Life, then disappointingly turns into a flat riff on race and the past. Read full book review >

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THE MILLION-DOLLAR TATTOO by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Though it's tamed by Thomas's quirky sweetness, his ninth case (The Vanishing Smile, 1995, etc.) is hands down the wildest of them all. (Author tour)"
Waking up with his current date dead in his bed, Elmer (Snake) Slezak offers his friend, Seattle shamus Thomas Black, a unique defense: She is the latest in a long series of aliens sent to seduce Snake in order to strengthen the extraterrestrial gene pool. Read full book review >

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IN THE YUCATAN by Earl Shorris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"A doggedly earnest parable salted with the legendary cadences of the Maya."
A short but grueling novel in which an insurgent union leader jailed for organizing watches his Mexican-American lawyer starve himself.. Read full book review >