Search Results: "Haywood Smith"


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OUT OF WARRANTY by Haywood Smith
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"In Smith's sure hands, this funny tale of unlovable misfits is a gentle, romantic surprise."
Can a middle-age woman with a chronic fungal condition find love, or at least decent medical coverage? She might find both in this unlikely winner from the best-selling Haywood Smith. Read full book review >

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THE RED HAT CLUB by Haywood Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Much livelier than Smith's first (Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, 2001). Great title and fabulous cover art will have readers reaching for it."
Rowdy southern feminist fantasy for women of a certain age. Read full book review >

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THE RED HAT CLUB RIDES AGAIN by Haywood Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2005

"Potty humor worthy of the Golden Girls, plus musings on friendship and the metaphysical as true religion—all rolled into one."
A spicy sequel offers an engaging ode to the lasting bonds of southern sisterhood and life-begins-at-50 optimism that will melt the most cynical of Yankee hearts. Read full book review >

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QUEEN BEE OF MIMOSA BRANCH by Haywood Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Derivative plot, limp humor, dull heroine."
Fifty-year-old divorcée starts over, in a lackluster first hardcover from Smith. Read full book review >

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A FINDERS-KEEPERS PLACE by Ann Haywood Leal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Mature beyond her years, able to make the best of a bad situation and blessed with impressive survivor skills, Esther proves an admirable heroine in this poignant story. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
As her single mother's mental state degenerates, a resilient little girl desperately tries to hold life together. Read full book review >

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EDDIE'S FRIEND BOODLES by Carolyn Haywood
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Only for collections with an insatiable demand for this popular author. (Fiction. 6-9)"
One last book (Haywood died last year at 92) from an author whose wholesome neighborhood stories are still widely read, if somewhat dated. Read full book review >

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NATIVE by William Haywood Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1993

"Mostly it works, though the stitches show through sometimes."
A Wyoming ranch-hand represses his homosexuality until he meets a drifter and then a Native American berdache, or wise man, and finds his own identity in the New West—in a first novel that mixes lyricism with a strong sense of place to chronicle the travails of being gay in a straight world. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LUCKY ONES ARE DEAD by Gar Anthony Haywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"It's the African-American backgrounds that get the sharpest treatment."
Carlton William Elbridge was worth $17 million when he died at 25, too young and too rich. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN DIE TRYING by Gar Anthony Haywood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 1993

"Haywood's freshest, leanest yet—and it won't be hurt by the Rodney King echoes."
Eight months after racist cop Jack McGovern guns down 12-year-old liquor-store thief Lendell Washington and insists—despite the evidence—that the kid fired on him first, McGovern's remorseful suicide flushes out Mitchell Flowers, a cowed, guilty witness who corroborates McGovern's unlikely story and hires L.A. shamus Aaron Gunner (Fear of the Dark, Not Long for This World) to prove it. Read full book review >

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BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST by Gar Anthony Haywood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 1995

"The Loudermilk chronicles are an irresistibly rollicking riposte to the family-values crowd, though Haywood does seem to be making it all up as he goes along."
The Airstream trailer that's become home to retired California cop Big Joe Loudermilk and his wife Dottie pulls up outside the D.C. apartment of their radical pacifist son Eddieand weird and wonderful adventures commence. Read full book review >

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90-DAY GEISHA by Chelsea Haywood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2009

"An entertaining but shallow read that reveals more about the author than Japan."
The high and low times of a temporary hostess in Japan. Read full book review >