Search Results: "Kelle Groom"


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I WORE THE OCEAN IN THE SHAPE OF A GIRL by Kelle Groom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"A visceral, darkly lyrical narrative that reads with the immediacy and rawness of an open wound."
A critically acclaimed poet's account of her anguished descent into alcoholism and self-destruction. Read full book review >

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SMILE FOR THE CAMERA by Kelle James
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Compelling and fascinating—a striking debut. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
This completely absorbing memoir follows the author from age 16, when she escaped from an abusive home in the late 1970s to become a model in New York City. Read full book review >

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VICKSBURG, 1863 by Winston Groom
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2009

"Vivid Civil War storytelling in the tradition of Shelby Foote."
Novelist and historian Groom (Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans, 2006, etc.) recalls the Union's campaign against Vicksburg, Miss., "the Gibraltar of the West." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A gripping document of a brilliant era in our history and a few of the men who helped make it so."
Joint biography of three legendary pilots. Read full book review >

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THE GENERALS by Winston Groom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Military history that reads like a novel, full of great stories and vivid scenes."
Interwoven biographies of three of the great American military leaders of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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SUCH A PRETTY, PRETTY GIRL by Winston Groom
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1999

"Pleasantly thoughtless, told with wit and without pretense. (Author tour)"
A study in decay, showing what happens when an apparently nice girl is forced to confront her own vice: by the author of Forrest Gump (1986), etc. Johnny Lightfoot, like many a small-town boy made good, can never really find his ease among the great and the good of high society. Read full book review >

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GUMP & CO. by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Guess which Oscar-winning actor Gump runs into at Elaine's? (Film rights to Paramount; author tour)"
An infrequently funny sequel to 1986's wildly successful (via movie) Forrest Gump. Read full book review >

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BLOOM by Kelle Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"Sunny and inspiring."
A mother's optimistic account of the first year of life with her daughter, Nella, who was born with Down syndrome. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"East. (photos, maps, not seen) (First printing of 40,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The Civil War's western theater is the focus of this vivid history by the author of Forrest Gump (1986). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Galloping popular history, guaranteed to entertain."
Manifest Destiny fulfilled: Groom (Vicksburg, 1863, 2009, etc.) spotlights four journeys during two tumultuous years in American history that marked a "stupendous westward shift." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Groom brings little news, but that may be beside the point; he means the book, it appears, to make 'the average American reader' feel a little better about the present war on terror. Skillfully written, but not his best effort."
Novelist-historian Groom (A Storm in Flanders, 2001; etc.) turns his hand to WWII, with mixed results. Read full book review >