Search Results: "John Sexton"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2013

"An elegant little meditation on life and the afterlife, well worth reading while waiting for spring."
A tour of religious thought from the vantage point of that most perfect of cathedrals, the baseball diamond. Read full book review >

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DESERT FLOWER by Rex Sexton
Released: June 4, 2009

"Despite problems with suspension of disbelief, this story is a thrill seeker's dream."
High-stakes greed in the Badlands of South Dakota causes unremitting violence by the protagonists Desert Flower, a 17-year-old girl, and Greenleaf, a pool-playing Indian. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY BUT YOU by Thia Sexton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A collection that's spirited and endearing in its best moments, but other pieces are unsatisfyingly aimless."
These short, memoiristic essays from debut author Sexton touch on her life in Los Angeles as a young actress and musician. Read full book review >

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THE TIME HOTEL by Rex Sexton
Released: Feb. 2, 2009

"A collection of writing and visual art that expresses the pain of the human experience."
A gritty, unflinching and deeply thought-provoking collection of poems, short stories, songs and artwork which loosely weaves together down-and-out characters, harsh urban jungles and beautiful imagery. Read full book review >

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CONSTANT IS THE RAIN by Rex Sexton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2015

"The bleakness may be hard to take, but Sexton's talent for social commentary and character sketching marks him as—in a title he gives a character in 'Chop Suey'—'the Modigliani of the Mean Streets.'"
Relentless pessimism about the state of the nation infuses Sexton's (Paper Moon, 2013) accomplished poetry and short fiction about down-and-out drifters and starving artists. Read full book review >

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PAPER MOON by Rex Sexton
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Good eats for readers with a taste for gall and wormwood."
This novel seems calculated to cure the reader of any optimism he may have, to smash his rose-colored glasses. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2011

"A plainspoken history book demonstrating subtleties galore."
A British scholar untangles one of the most infamous pieces of American foreign-policy legislation. Read full book review >

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A KIND OF FREEDOM by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A well-crafted—and altogether timely—first novel."
A multigenerational exploration of systemic racism in America. Read full book review >

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HALF IN LOVE by Linda Gray Sexton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An elucidating, caustic engagement with the author's depression."
Having affectingly grappled with the demons that led to her mother's suicide in Searching for Mercy Street (1994), Sexton takes on her own in this stinging chronicle of a road to three attempted suicides. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Though it lacks the stinging punch of Thompson, the book is a useful snapshot of a tumultuous presidential race."
The 2016 election finds the author on a search for the real America. Read full book review >