Search Results: "Ebony Joy Wilkins"


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SELLOUT by Ebony Joy Wilkins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2010

"Some at the center are predictable tough-girl characters, but the dialogue is authentic, and NaTasha's growth feels right. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
NaTasha has well-meaning parents and a supportive best friend, so being nearly the only African-American teen at school only occasionally gives her problems. Read full book review >

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JOY by Abigail Santamaria
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With access to unpublished documents and family papers, Santamaria has fashioned a compelling narrative, remaining cleareyed about her subject's many personal failings."
A woman's quest for faith and love. Read full book review >

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Joy by Lucindi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Sweet reflections on adopting a positive perspective."
A career woman-turned­-stay-at-home mother shares her thoughts on embracing inner joy in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >

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JOY by Marsha Hunt
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Released: Jan. 30, 1990

Hunt, famous for 15 minutes during the late Sixties as the Broadway star of Hair and the mother of Mick Jagger's first child, makes her fiction debut with a dark, flash-backed tale about three poor black sisters—and a God-fearing old woman—burned by fleeting fame. Read full book review >

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ROY WILKINS by Yvonne Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Brings deserved attention to the accomplishments of a dedicated, savvy man."
A solid biography of the man who headed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for nearly a quarter of a century. Read full book review >

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THE EBONY SWAN by Phyllis A. Whitney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"A sound, well-crafted mystery with every thread tied and knotted—plus Whitney's usual tour-guide view of some fine coastal scenery. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for Summer)"
Whitney's 36th mystery suspense is tighter, neater, better than ever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A groundbreaking history that will no doubt contribute to a reappraisal of some deep-rooted founding myths."
An eye-opening examination of how America's colonial-era colleges were rooted in slave economies and "stood beside church and state as the third pillar of a civilization built on bondage." Read full book review >

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THE EBONY TOWER by John Fowles
Released: Nov. 8, 1974

"And as always he proceeds with splendid ease and confidence to catch the eye at a pleasurably decorative level and then turn it inward."
Maugham once said "The artist's egoism is outrageous; it must be; he is by nature a solipsist and the world exists only for him to exercise upon it his powers of creation." Read full book review >

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PURE JOY by Danielle Steel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Featherweight, loving moments of one woman and her many dogs. For Steel's fans and die-hard dog lovers."
The mega-selling novelist shares happy memories of her numerous dogs. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER'S JOY by Madison Smartt Bell
Released: June 8, 1989

Bell's gritty urban first novel, The Washington Square Ensemble (1983), has been followed by cliched genre efforts. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 8, 2009

"A readable story of one woman's reevaluation of faith and finding peace with God."
A woman's account of her spiritual journey from unquestioning compliance with learned Christian practices and beliefs, to discovery of a more personal relationship with God. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A fun, successful collection of concepts, thoughts, and strategies about maintaining joy and living creatively."
Debut author and educational administrator Popish offers innovative springboards, exercises, and tools for a more inspired life. Read full book review >