Search Results: "Joy Sterling"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Touted by the publisher as a successor to Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence, Sterling's tale merely proves that charm, like wine, often doesn't travel well. (Ten watercolors)"
Rambling, sometimes rankling account of a year spent producing, promoting, and peddling the wines of the noted Iron Horse Vineyards in California's Sonoma Valley. Read full book review >

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HICCUPS! by Holly Sterling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2016

"No one ever enjoys this particular affliction, and it's certainly not a new literary device, but young listeners will still gleefully 'Hic! Hic!' hiccup along. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little girl is determined to cure her dog's hiccups. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"A serviceable biography adding to the lore of a difficult period of growth in US history. (Photographs—not seen.)"
From Sterling (ed., We Are Your Sisters, 1983), a full-scale biography that reveals the pioneering spirit of an early feminist and abolitionist. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAM BABY by Sterling Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2002

"A southern boy's fantasy of coming of age under the guidance of his languorous older aunt could make this a sneaky sleeper."
Watson (Deadly Sweet, 1994, etc.) serves up a nicely packed if sentimental and ultimately melodramatic teenage romp-turned-violent in an Eisenhower-era Florida town. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"An enjoyable, informative, and (as the first mainstream treatment of the subject) potentially important book; though occasionally obtrusive, Sterling is a fine and knowledgeable guide to this strange new world."
Thoroughly researched, this account of the government's crackdown on the nebulous but growing computer-underground provides a thoughtful report on the laws and rights being defined on the virtual frontier of cyberspace. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Meticulous and well researched: a solid tribute to black culture in America that might well ignite sparks of interest in a new generation of historians and artists."
An impressive array of 14 essays (most reprinted from scholarly journals) on aspects of African-Americanism, ranging in theme from black nationalism to the writings of Herman Melville— and spanning a quarter-century of the author's impressive career (History and Religious Studies/UC Riverside; Slave Culture, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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ZEITGEIST by Bruce Sterling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"An inspired and brilliant paean to the old millennium and harbinger of the new, brimming with wit, flair, and insight: Y2K's Catch-22."
Turn-of-the-millennium spectacular, from the estimable Sterling (Distraction, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILLER by Sterling Blake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 1993

"A nicely paced debut that holds up throughout, though George's misdeeds as a credit thief are far more compelling than his kill- sprees."
Cryonics medical technifiction in the Michael Crichton vein but—despite the title—more thriller than horror chiller. Read full book review >

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"An often clear and credible read that looks at how to clear space for one's priorities."
In this how-to book, an emergency physician provides strong rationales and helpful instructions for maximizing efficiency in many aspects of day-to-day life. Read full book review >

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DEADLY SWEET by Sterling Watson
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Six corpses, all without a clue."
Warmed-over Florida noir from rolling-stone novelist Watson (Blind Tongues, 1988). Read full book review >

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WANDERER by Sterling Hayden
Released: Oct. 21, 1963

"With the total unselective recall of a man who has had psychiatrists, Hayden has produced a surprising book that will be read."
The movie actor with the face of a wooden Viking—and the acting ability generally associated with that substance—has dropped the wheel of his famous schooner long enough to produce an autobiography. Read full book review >

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SEVEN DAYS by Sterling Nixon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2014

"A small but brawny thriller with religious, political and financial themes."
A former CIA operative tries to protect his pastor brother's congregation in an America close to civil war in Nixon's (The Sea Kings of Rome, 2009) dystopian thriller. Read full book review >