Search Results: "Jesmyn Ward"


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SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"A superbly realized work of fiction that, while Southern to the bone, transcends its region to become universal."
An evocative novel of a family torn apart by grief, hardship, misunderstanding and, soon, the biggest storm any of them has ever seen. Read full book review >

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MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A modern rejoinder to Black Like Me, Beloved and other stories of struggle and redemption—beautifully written, if sometimes too sad to bear."
An assured yet scarifying memoir by young, supremely gifted novelist Ward (Salvage the Bones, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"As with the best and most meaningful American fiction these days, old truths are recast here in new realities rife with both peril and promise."
The terrible beauty of life along the nation's lower margins is summoned in this bold, bright, and sharp-eyed road novel. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE THIS TIME by Jesmyn Ward
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Timely contributions to an urgent national conversation."
Poets, scholars, and essayists reflect on race in America. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE LINE BLEEDS by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"A promising debut."
Blues on the bayou, and blood to boot. Read full book review >

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NINTH WARD by Jewell Parker Rhodes
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2010

"A good title for discussion when balanced with historical accounts of Katrina and her aftermath. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Born with a caul, 12-year-old Lanesha can see and sometimes communicate with spirits, and her guardian, former midwife Mama Ya-Ya, has dreams and visions that foretell the future. Read full book review >

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Released: April 22, 1992

"Superficial, then, but, for fans of medical drama, still a roller-coaster ride with plenty of peaks and plunges."
Stanley, a free-lance journalist from Portland, Oregon, chronicles her three-week sojourn as a fly on the wall in the labor-and-delivery unit of Oregon Health Services Univ. Read full book review >

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THE WARD by Jordana Frankel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"The checklist of what makes commercial teen dystopias may be complete here, but the clumsy writing and nonexistent worldbuilding prevent this subpar clone from making a splash. (Dystopian romance. 12-16)"
A society built atop a catastrophe-stricken United States of America, a feisty heroine torn between guys, an evil government—stop us if you've read this already. Read full book review >

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ISOLATION WARD by Joshua Spanogle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2006

"Readers of this engrossing and intellectually wrought first novel will happily await Spanogle's next."
A renegade virus strikes Baltimore and challenges the ethics of the medical community in med-student Spanogle's tightly woven debut thriller. Read full book review >

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VIOLENT WARD by Len Deighton
Released: July 28, 1993

"Like sugarcoating on a pill, Mickey's lively patter makes the contorted, lumpy storyline easier to swallow—but this kind of bumptious California thriller really isn't Deighton's bag. (First printing of 125,000)"
What's a veteran cold war novelist to do when there's no more cold war? Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S WARD by Patricia C. Wrede
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Something of an improvement over Mairelon the Magician (1991), but still leisurely, YA-ish, and lacking innovation."
No, not a hospital drama about ailing wizards, but another yarn set in a fantasy Regency England featuring Richard Merrill, a.k.a. Read full book review >