Search Results: "Kerry Young"


BOOK REVIEW

GLORIA by Kerry Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"Not quite a love story and not quite a feminist bouquet, but a well-seasoned hybrid."
The hoodlum and the whore: Those labels are accurate but inadequate for the title characters of Young's debut Pao (2011) and this lively companion piece; both are set in mid-20th-century Jamaica. Read full book review >

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SHOW ME A MOUNTAIN by Kerry Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An ambitious work that unfortunately disappoints."
Fay Wong, a biracial girl caught between the worlds of her Chinese father and her African mother, comes of age in 1930s Jamaica. Read full book review >

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PAO by Kerry Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Young leads from the heart (her father served as a model for Pao) to celebrate a resilient world that tourists never see. You'll enjoy the view."
Against a backdrop of Jamaican history, a likable Chinese-Jamaican runs rackets in this eye-opening, rambunctious debut. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JANE YOUNG by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"This book will not only thoroughly entertain everyone who reads it; it is the most immaculate takedown of slut-shaming in literature or anywhere else. Cheers, and gratitude, to the author."
When a young political intern in South Florida has an affair with her boss, it leads to disaster—at least at first. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ELIZABETH by Kate Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"A celebratory and entertaining royal biography."
Early-life biography of the queen, who "in one sense…is the twentieth century."Read full book review >

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YOUNG MONEY by Kevin Roose
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Of particular interest to young people contemplating a career in investment banking and trading, though with plenty of discouraging news."
It's not all beer and skittles on Wall Street. After all, writes New York business and technology reporter Roose, a budding Rockefeller needs to be able to "write a coherent memo to your boss after your third or fourth Jäger Bomb." Read full book review >

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YOUNG HENRY by Robert Hutchinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Hutchinson provides insight into Henry's spoiled life and his self-orbiting attitude, but surely there was more to the young man than this."
Biography of the younger life of the infamous Tudor king. Read full book review >

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BRIGHAM YOUNG by John G. Turner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A scholarly yet thoroughly readable historical/biographical study, of considerable interest to students of 19th-century American history and religious revivalism."
Sprawling life of a larger-than-life character in the history of the American West. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2012

"An illuminating look at an influential artistic period, which may well inspire readers to pick up their own pen or paintbrush."
In Lee's novel, set in Victorian London and based on real events, a group of rebellious young artists battles the repercussions of their refusal to conform. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MANDELA by David James Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2010

"Smith vivifies the personalities and marshals the revolutionary events without overwhelming the reader."
A biography shepherded by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and written by an English journalist attains distance from and clarity on the life of the near-sainted South African leader. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"The Che shown here seems not just a man of history, but somebody it would have been great to know."
A welcome trove of fresh biographical material about a revolutionary who cast a gargantuan shadow over the 20th century. Read full book review >