Search Results: "Jayne County"


BOOK REVIEW

MAN ENOUGH TO BE A WOMAN by Jayne County
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"County's lively memoir illuminates the original intermingling of gay and punk subcultures that's experiencing an energetic resurgence today. (2 b&w photo inserts)"
The memoirs of a '70s punk/drag sub-icon whose unique trajectory across the counterculture has supplied her with great troves of decadent gossip as well as novel insights into life as a transsexual. Read full book review >

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DEFIANCE COUNTY by Jay Brandon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1996

"Even the courtroom cut-and-thrust—a trademark of Brandon's Lone Star thrillers (Local Rules, 1995, etc.)—is tired this time."
Even after she's fled criminal law for a safe berth in the Texas Attorney General's Office—after impugning her own witness when she doubted an identification—Kelsey Thatch is condemned to the courtroom once again when her boss sends her to cozy Galilee to try Billy Fletcher, general manager of Smoothskins, the town's only reason for existing, for killing his sister-in-law and her husband and kidnapping the only witness to the crime, their five- month-old daughter. Read full book review >

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TAMARACK COUNTY by William Kent Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Lacking mystery and low on suspense, this installment reads more like a family in extremis soap opera larded with Native American lore. Wait till next year."
Minnesota private eye Cork O'Connor's 13th case is a family affair in all the worst ways. Read full book review >

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P.G. COUNTY by Connie Briscoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"Designer names and hackneyed plot can't liven up this tawdry, uninspired soaper from the author of Big Girls Don't Cry (1996), etc."
Schemers and sluts in Prince George County. Read full book review >

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ORANGE COUNTY by Gustavo Arellano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"A youthful, likable, irrepressible voice for the new Promised Land."
Jazzy, energetic work by Arellano (¡Ask a Mexican!, 2007, etc.), who alternately builds and deconstructs the mythology of the southern California county he calls home—as do lots of other Mexican-Americans, immigrants legal and illegal, and rich white Republicans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH STALKS DOOR COUNTY by Patricia Skalka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 19, 2014

"An atmospheric debut with enough twists to tempt puzzle aficionados."
A Chicago ex-cop seeks solace in a Wisconsin forest. Read full book review >

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DUTCHESS COUNTY by Todd Hill
Released: Sept. 9, 2011

"Unappealing leads prevent this otherwise compelling exploration of human relationships from fully resonating."
Following in the tradition of the marital narrative, Hill's debut novel tracks a young couple from meeting to marriage, divorce and resolution of their separate paths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORY COUNTY by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Chicken rocking her eggs to sleep, here's a cheery invitation to children to imagine stories or story stages of their own. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In a fit of metafictional worldbuilding, Farmer and four animals march gaily onto blank pages and proceed in steps to build a barn, pour out brown fields (from a bag of "Instant Farm Field"), plant tall cornstalks and haystacks, erect a scarecrow (a princess, thanks to Miss Cow) and finally paint in an evening sky. Read full book review >

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PARADISE COUNTY by Karen Robards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Robards does a steamy, creditable job for those who don't mind all those charred bodies."
Robards reprises elements of her successful Ghost Moon (1999): a southern setting, lovers with children, a serial killer, and enough graphic violence to appeal to the Hannibal Lecter fan club. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TILLMON COUNTY FIRE by Pamela Ehrenberg
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"A quiet tome that will require promotion if it is to find its select group of readers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An introspective look at truth and consequences in small-town America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Antichrist of Kokomo County by David Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A stylish novel from a fine comedic storyteller who hopefully has more than one book in him."
Skinner's debut novel is a clever, funny chronicle of an apocalypse narrowly averted and of greatness diverted. Read full book review >