Search Results: "Gregory D. Kincaid"


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TANTRIC COCONUTS by Gregory D. Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A spiritual guidebook that encompasses a sentimental love story, or vice versa."
A parable for those who prefer spiritual quests to be lightened by whimsy. Read full book review >

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THE LAWYER'S TALE by D. Kincaid
Released: Oct. 18, 1992

"Stricken Harry as a pinstriped Tamburlaine is too absurd to be very affecting, and the heavy-handed ironies of Kincaid's finale are eminently skippable—but the slash-and-burn courtroom tactics are as satisfying as a slice of rare roast beef."
Further legal adventures for Harry Cain (The Sunset Bomber, 1986), the supercharged L.A. lawyer who never seems to lose a case, no matter how guilty his clients are. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"For general readers, a useful refresher course on Vonnegut's life and novels; scholars should look elsewhere."
An introductory-level summary of Kurt Vonnegut's novels, with a biographical twist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"An entertaining, if a bit fluffy primer on the hold of terrorism in the more desolate reaches of the Middle East."
The first book-length treatment in English of al-Qaida's operations in Yemen. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Despite its admirable ambition, this book's advice lacks specificity, empirical support, and originality."
A comprehensive view of fitness and health based on a new interpretation of human evolution. Read full book review >

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CROSSING BLOOD by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1992

"Good intentions can't propel an otherwise belabored fiction, complete with a highly melodramatic, ironic ending."
Despite a slew of artful and engaging stories to her credit, Kincaid debuts with a dull, if skillfully written, coming-of-age novel, set in the civil-rights-era South. Read full book review >

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SEE NOW THEN by Jamaica Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"It's not a total success: Without the tether of a firm plot, all the time-folding makes the narrative feel static, an artful set of complaints. Yet Kincaid's audaciousness is winning. She's taken some much-needed whacks at the conventional domestic novel."
A recursive and beguiling tale of a collapsing marriage by the veteran Kincaid (The Autobiography of My Mother, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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EAT, DRINK, AND BE FROM MISSISSIPPI by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"An engaging but overlong and not wholly convincing lesson in opening up to commitment."
The lives of two Southern siblings, comfortably relocated to California but partnerless and childless, are transformed by an unlikely friendship. Read full book review >

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TALK STORIES by Jamaica Kincaid
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2001

"Some readers may wish Kincaid had occasionally turned her sharp eye on high culture, just to counterbalance all the pop coverage, but her admirers (and those of the magazine) will find this an enjoyable diversion."
Now better known as a fiction writer, Kincaid (My Garden, 1999, etc.) here collects "Talk of the Town" pieces written for The New Yorker between 1978 and 1983, offering a witty, quirky look at life in the Big Apple as seen through the eyes of a young, hip woman. Read full book review >

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MR. POTTER by Jamaica Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Disappointingly, too labored and self-conscious to achieve its ends."
An ambitious but often sententious attempt to link the story of a tropical island Everyman to great events of the era. Read full book review >

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AS HOT AS IT WAS YOU OUGHT TO THANK ME by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Sometimes denser than a tangle of snakes, but Berry's story never fails to engage."
Feisty teenager copes with first love, glasses, disasters, and wayward adults in this fourth novel from Kincaid. (Verbena, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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VERBENA by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2002

"A bit melodramatic, but a well-told and likable tale nevertheless, in a strong colloquial style that avoids sentimentality."
A touching account of a middle-aged widow who puts her life back together even more spectacularly than it came apart. Read full book review >