Search Results: "John Bingham"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"More than a meditation on adult athleticism, this is a winning blend of wisdom and motivation."
In a brisk memoir, former Runner's World columnist Bingham (Running for Mortals, 2007, etc.) recounts his transformation from overweight, chain-smoking couch potato to avid runner, cyclist and swimmer. Read full book review >

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TO HEAR A NIGHTINGALE by Charlotte Bingham
Released: April 28, 1989

British novelist Bingham's US debut novel: the story of a mistreated girl from New Hampshire who is swept off her feet by charming Irishman—and into the world of high-stakes horse-racing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"Deeply researched, Bingham's engrossing biography brings her glamorous, tormented ancestor vividly to life."
A colorful portrait of a daring woman. Read full book review >

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MUMMY'S LEGS by Kate Bingham
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"Efforts at seriousness that read like daytime TV on the page."
Sarah Ellis is ten when her mother Catherine tries to commit suicide—in a first novel from Britisher Bingham that tries hard but fails to be meaningful or moving. Read full book review >

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MORDECAI by Emily Bingham
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Depicted with precision and sympathy: the adventures of a single family prove to also be the story of how America changed Judaism in the 19th century. (16 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Bingham's debut presents Jews in knee-breeches and hoop skirts, capturing the chosen people's romance with America in a family history through three generations. Read full book review >

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MATRON OF HONOR by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"Bingham's satire is softer, neater here, and you care for her people—with all their several moral glitches."
In Bingham's last two, women were dog-tired and dog-tied within the fiefdoms of stultifying men (a lethally jovial politico in Small Victories; a nice rejecting husband and a not-so-nice rejecting lover in Upstate, p. 387). Read full book review >

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PURE SLAUGHTER VALUE by Robert Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Still, there's enough distinctive work here to indicate the appearance of a disturbing new talent."
A promising if somewhat repetitive first gathering of short fiction, charting the rather aimless, amoral behavior of generally well-to-do twenty- and thirty-somethings. Read full book review >

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UPSTATE by Sallie Bingham
Released: June 1, 1993

"Disappointing, in the light of Bingham's other work, but diverting."
Bingham's blistering, high-voltage portrait of a woman tantruming through a life-crisis-within-sexual-obsession lacks the icy control of the shrewd Small Victories (1992), but, still, her latest has a wayward fascination. Read full book review >

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CORY’S FEAST by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Bingham (Transgressions, 2002, etc.) serves up an uneasy mixture of New Age self-realization and Cosmo feminism, less interested in whodunit than in 'who done me.'"
Why exactly is the eponymous heroine so bent on investigating the death of her ex-lover Roy Cross, a Navajo activist in New Mexico's Pueblo country? Read full book review >

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FORMERLY SHARK GIRL by Kelly Bingham
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"An absorbing, genuine and uplifting tale of a strong girl making difficult decisions. (Fiction/verse. 12 & up)"
This sequel to Shark Girl (2007) chronicles Jane's recovery from her injuries. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING ON THE SUN by Robert Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2000

"As subtle as a blunt-force trauma. Not without flaws, but a work of some promise that, sadly, can never be fulfilled."
The first and last novel by the highly regarded short-story writer (Pure Slaughter Value, 1997) and founder-editor of Open City.Read full book review >