Search Results: "Emily Bingham"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"Deeply researched, Bingham's engrossing biography brings her glamorous, tormented ancestor vividly to life."
A colorful portrait of a daring woman. Read full book review >

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MORDECAI by Emily Bingham
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Depicted with precision and sympathy: the adventures of a single family prove to also be the story of how America changed Judaism in the 19th century. (16 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Bingham's debut presents Jews in knee-breeches and hoop skirts, capturing the chosen people's romance with America in a family history through three generations. Read full book review >

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CORY’S FEAST by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Bingham (Transgressions, 2002, etc.) serves up an uneasy mixture of New Age self-realization and Cosmo feminism, less interested in whodunit than in 'who done me.'"
Why exactly is the eponymous heroine so bent on investigating the death of her ex-lover Roy Cross, a Navajo activist in New Mexico's Pueblo country? Read full book review >

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PURE SLAUGHTER VALUE by Robert Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Still, there's enough distinctive work here to indicate the appearance of a disturbing new talent."
A promising if somewhat repetitive first gathering of short fiction, charting the rather aimless, amoral behavior of generally well-to-do twenty- and thirty-somethings. Read full book review >

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MATRON OF HONOR by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"Bingham's satire is softer, neater here, and you care for her people—with all their several moral glitches."
In Bingham's last two, women were dog-tired and dog-tied within the fiefdoms of stultifying men (a lethally jovial politico in Small Victories; a nice rejecting husband and a not-so-nice rejecting lover in Upstate, p. 387). Read full book review >

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UPSTATE by Sallie Bingham
Released: June 1, 1993

"Disappointing, in the light of Bingham's other work, but diverting."
Bingham's blistering, high-voltage portrait of a woman tantruming through a life-crisis-within-sexual-obsession lacks the icy control of the shrewd Small Victories (1992), but, still, her latest has a wayward fascination. Read full book review >

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TO HEAR A NIGHTINGALE by Charlotte Bingham
Released: April 28, 1989

British novelist Bingham's US debut novel: the story of a mistreated girl from New Hampshire who is swept off her feet by charming Irishman—and into the world of high-stakes horse-racing. Read full book review >

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MUMMY'S LEGS by Kate Bingham
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"Efforts at seriousness that read like daytime TV on the page."
Sarah Ellis is ten when her mother Catherine tries to commit suicide—in a first novel from Britisher Bingham that tries hard but fails to be meaningful or moving. Read full book review >

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FORMERLY SHARK GIRL by Kelly Bingham
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"An absorbing, genuine and uplifting tale of a strong girl making difficult decisions. (Fiction/verse. 12 & up)"
This sequel to Shark Girl (2007) chronicles Jane's recovery from her injuries. Read full book review >

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LOVE STORY, WITH MURDERS by Harry Bingham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Not as surprising or carefully structured as Bingham's striking debut, but his remote, unquenchable heroine makes her stand apart from every one of her procedural brothers and sisters."
A pair of murders five years apart forms the basis of a fact-based sophomore case for DC Fiona Griffiths, of the South Wales CID, that's just as intense as her first (Talking to the Dead, 2012). Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING ON THE SUN by Robert Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2000

"As subtle as a blunt-force trauma. Not without flaws, but a work of some promise that, sadly, can never be fulfilled."
The first and last novel by the highly regarded short-story writer (Pure Slaughter Value, 1997) and founder-editor of Open City.Read full book review >

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STRAIGHT MAN by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Bingham's more characteristic satirical tone would have been welcome in this love story of an uninteresting pair."
A lonely Kentucky college professor and a peripatetic young actress bring out the worst in each other in this lackluster romance by Bingham, author of the much better Matron of Honor (1993) and Small Victories (1992). Read full book review >