Search Results: "Jr. Neely"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A challenging perspective on one of America's cherished heroes, depicting Lincoln as a consummate politician, more determined than scrupulous, without diminishing the magnitude of his achievements. (One hundred illustrations)"
Smoothly written and solidly researched biography by Pulitzer- winning historian Neely (Saint Louis University; The Fate of Liberty, 1991, etc.—not reviewed) that focuses particularly on the moral dilemmas and accomplishments of Lincoln during his presidency and years in public office. Read full book review >

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BLANCHE PASSES GO by Barbara Neely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2000

"A trenchantly written feminist manifesto for women of color, women who've survived abuse, and men who don't mind having their hackles raised."
Fed up with housecleaning and her employers' genteel condescension in Boston (Blanche Cleans Up, 1998, etc.), Blanche White takes her attitude and hard-won independence back home to Farleigh, North Carolina, where she joins her best buddy Ardell in her catering business, tentatively enters a relationship with Thelvin, a widowed train conductor, and tries to come to terms with David Palmer, the man who raped her years ago, though she had been too terrified to report it. Read full book review >

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BLANCHE CLEANS UP by Barbara Neely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"The title says it all. (Author tour)"
Good thing Blanche White's housekeeping stint for right-wing gubernatorial hopeful Allister Brindle (a would-be politician who doesn't know anything about the Massachusetts electorate) is only temporary. Read full book review >

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BLANCHE AMONG THE TALENTED TENTH by Barbara Neely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1994

"Even so, tracking down the victims of Faith's treachery makes for a pretty limp mystery that, as in Blanche's debut, takes a back seat to an acerbic portrait of class infighting at its most corrosive."
Segregation is alive and well at Maine's exclusive Amber Cove seaside resort. Read full book review >

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MURDER, D.C. by Neely Tucker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2015

"There's no more satisfying sight than a writer who knows exactly what he's doing—and only gets better at what he does."
A follow-up to Tucker's debut, The Ways of the Dead (2014), that's leaner and (much) meaner than its predecessor.Read full book review >

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BLANCHE ON THE LAM by Barbara Neely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 1992

"Primarily for southern gothic aficionados."
Blanche, a street-smart black domestic on the run from the sheriff for passing a bad check (again), winds up cooking and caring for edgy Miz Grace, her husband Everett, her wealthy, reclusive Aunt Emmeline, and her somewhat retarded Cousin Mumsfield at their summer home in Hokeysville, North Carolina—in a quirky mystery debut that pits Blanche against a Faulknerian cast of oddballs who may be trying to kill each other off to claim a southern fortune. Read full book review >

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COAST RANGE by Nick Neely
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Neely capably explores the complexity of his subjects with polish and finesse, looking carefully and thinking deeply."
A collection of essays that focuses on the interaction between humans and the natural world in and around the Rogue River in Oregon, where the author spent six months doing a writing residency. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"Exciting reading for your honeymoon or any other time."
Have you ever wondered what it's like to fly the world's fastest plane—the X-15—or the Goodyear blimp; the space shuttle or a medivac copter in Vietnam; or a B-17 Flying Fortress, under attack by a dozen German fighters, running out of gas and throwing everything not bolted down out of the plane, trying to make it across the English Channel? Read full book review >

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LOVE IN THE DRIEST SEASON by Neely Tucker
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"The resilient lilt to Tucker's writing allows him, and the reader, to negotiate even the direst moments without despondency."
Debut memoir by Washington Post staffer Tucker describes his attempt with his wife to adopt a sick and abandoned child, setting their saga against the backdrop of Zimbabwe's social disintegration. Read full book review >

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THE WAYS OF THE DEAD by Neely Tucker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2014

"Rich yet taut description, edgy storytelling, rock-and-rolling dialogue, and a deeply flawed but compelling hero add up to a luminous first novel."
Clinton-era Washington, D.C., provides the squalid, menacing backdrop for this crisp, crafty and sharply observed debut by a seasoned reporter. Read full book review >

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ONLY THE HUNTED RUN by Neely Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Tucker raises the stakes and ramps up the darkness in this series and makes you wonder, and even worry a little about, what's coming next."
A mass slaughter in the Capitol building sets off this third tense and twitchy installment in the adventures of investigative reporter Sully Carter. Read full book review >

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BROWN SUGAR BABIES by Jr. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"No candy is sweeter than these scrumptious babies in all of their delicious colors. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Poet-photographer, Smith (Tall Tales, p. 124) offers a delectable assortment of chubby-fisted, cherub-cheeked, African-American babies. Read full book review >