Search Results: "George Gurley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A farcical tale of two people loaded with emotional baggage who still manage to make their relationship work."
An offbeat memoir of a quirky writer and his life with his fiancée. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAPPHIRE’S GRAVE by Hilda Gurley-Highgate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"The incantatory style is a bit over the top, but, still, Sapphire's Grave is a lyric paean to black women through the centuries."
A Detroit attorney's first novel, the tale of an African slave and her many descendants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEANOR by Jason Gurley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An ambitious novel that explores grief with elements of the fantastic but sometimes stumbles on its own implausible efforts."
In a novel reworked after a self-published debut, Gurley (Deep Breath Hold Tight, 2014, etc.) follows the lives of identical twins Eleanor and Esmerelda as they struggle through a reality that is shaped and reshaped by tragedy and mysterious, otherworldly events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CARIBBEAN TALE by Rudy Gurley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A pleasant, inspiring read."
A man from the island of St. Lucia shares his experiences in this “non fictional” tale. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 1993

"For the woman who wasn't born yesterday and won't stop thinking about tomorrow's lover, these lubricated sentiments can offer humorous support—but for many, Brown's lifelong pursuit of happiness will seem no more uplifting than flimsy lingerie."
Thirty years after her Sex and the Single Girl assured women that acting smart and feeling sexy aren't incompatible, Brown (Having It All, 1982, etc.) returns to explain how aging also fits right into the formula. Read full book review >

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CAN WE HELP? by George Ancona
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"While this may be too didactic for many readers to choose on their own, it's a sure bet for groups and families focused on doing some community service. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
Kids don't often get a chance to help others outside their families in meaningful ways. This book may change that. Read full book review >