Search Results: "Grace Boykin"


BOOK REVIEW

SOUTHERN HUNT by Grace Boykin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A charming, though slightly disorienting, story that will delight Southern readers."
The story of an Alabama family is set against the history of the nation in this biographical novel. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Paul Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"This is a writer who wrenches beauty even from the horror that makes a starving girl think her 'blood is trickling over the rocks of my bones.'"
A gifted Irish author offers another take on his country's Great Famine through the eyes of a teenage girl as she travels through a land wracked by want. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Natashia Deón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A haunting, visceral novel that heralds the birth of a powerful new voice in American fiction."
Fifteen-year-old Naomi flees slavery in Alabama for a better life of freedom up North—only to run into trouble along the way. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Grace Coddington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Great read for those interested in events in the fashion industry and the personalities who shape it."
A lively glimpse of the fashion industry and the characters behind it from American Vogue creative director Coddington. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A unique perspective on a period of critical transformations in China. (b&w photos)"
The extraordinary life of a courageous, outspoken American woman who survived 40 years of upheaval in 20th-century China. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Elizabeth Scott
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Moody and compelling, without the easy moralizing so common in dystopian settings. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
In a hellish country ruled by megalomaniac Keran Berj, Grace has been raised by the People, a freedom-fighting sect dedicated to the overthrow of Keran Berj, to be an Angel. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Jill Paton Walsh
ADVENTURE
Released: June 3, 1992

"A provocative contrast to Avi's Nothing But the Truth (1991). (Fiction. 11+)"
At dawn on a stormy morning in 1838, Grace Darling, 22, a lighthouse keeper's daughter off England's northeast coast, spied a wreck and nine survivors. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Calvin Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2015

"A muddled spiritual inventory that could have used a lighter touch."
An American man's existential journey is aided by various women in Baker's cerebral fourth novel (Dominion, 2006, etc.).Read full book review >

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GRACE by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2005

"Slenderly executed work of stunning emotional magnitude."
An elderly man dying of cancer finds redemption through his wife's love, in this Norwegian novelist's minimally drawn, quietly detached, very moving third outing (Stella Descending, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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GRACE by Mary Cartledgehayes
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"A beguilingly straightforward account of the religious experience."
Recently ordained United Methodist minister Cartledgehayes debuts with no-holds-barred reflections on her decision to be ordained, her experiences while in charge of a church, and her uncertainty about her future in the ministry. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Robert Lacey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

"And if she couldn't do it, what chance do the rest of us have? (32 b&w photos, most not seen) (100,000 first printing; first serial to Vanity Fair; Literary Guild main selection)"
A highly readable and workmanlike history of Grace Kelly— still one of the saddest stories ever told. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Elizabeth Nunez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Muted, somewhat anemic, minus the florid excesses of Nunez's previous four (Discretion, 2001, etc.)."
Love grows cold during a Brooklyn winter, in an equally chilly tale from Nunez. Read full book review >