Search Results: "Georgia Davis Powers"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"One can't help but wish that Powers had decided what book she really wanted to write—her political autobiography or her schoolgirlish romantic diary. (photos, not seen) (First printing of 30,000; author tour)"
As one of the few women to hold a leadership position in the civil rights movement, Powers has a compelling story, but it is far overshadowed by her kiss-and-tell tales about her affair with Martin Luther King Jr. Read full book review >

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POWERS by Ursula K. Le Guin
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Billed as a 'companion' to Gifts (2004) and Voices (2006), in its musing on this power of story, it complements them beautifully, though readers hoping to reacquaint themselves with characters met in the first two novels will find themselves disappointed until the very end. (Fiction. YA)"
Reared in slavery, Gavir knows and understands his place in the world. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA by Dawn Tripp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A year before the centennial of that first one-woman show, Tripp's portrait makes a compelling primer to O'Keeffe's early career—and, yes, more than a love story."
A much-celebrated—and misunderstood—painter peers across decades to ask: what would I have become without the lover who first promoted my work? Read full book review >

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POWERS by Deborah Lynn Jacobs
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Jacobs writes Gwen's chapters in past tense and Adrian's in present, which is distracting; otherwise, a bewitchingly pulpy and enjoyable fast read. (Fantasy. YA)"
Two teenagers make sparks fly . . . really! Read full book review >

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GEORGIA TO GEORGIA by Laurie Dolphin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1991

"This innovative grass-roots initiative toward international understanding deserves a fuller, more careful report. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Joe Schulten's mother organized a program of letter-writing by children in Atlanta to children in Tbilisi, in the Republic of Georgia, U.S.S.R. (``Project Peace Tree''). Read full book review >

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MILES DAVIS by Ron Frankl
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

A superb short biography in the Black Americans of Achievement series. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by David Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Indispensable additions to any American film library."
The stars shine bright in this series of brief biographies of four of classic Hollywood's most enduring icons. Read full book review >

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BETTE DAVIS by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Excellent especially on Davis's tics and mannerisms and how they undermined her ferocious energy and greater possibilities. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
Strong, honest, vivid biography of a colossal egoist, by the author of distinguished lives of Rita Hayworth (If This Was Happiness, 1989), Orson Welles, and Roman Polanski. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 2012

"A thorough treatment from an atheistic perspective, with numerous examples but few original hypotheses."
Luce sets out to explain why only science and logic are reliable guides for morality. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA RULES by Nanci Turner Steveson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"When Steveson's stories can match her descriptions, she'll be terrific; this one doesn't hit that mark. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Maggie moves from Atlanta to Vermont. Read full book review >