Search Results: "Kimberly Kincaid"


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THE SUGAR COOKIE SWEETHEART SWAP by Donna Kauffman
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Three writers, three fun, sexy Christmas romances—light, sugary holiday fare."
Three best friends attend their small-town community Christmas cookie swap, bemoaning their loveless state, but the holiday season will prove to be their most romantic ever. Read full book review >

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PRETENDING THE BED IS A RAFT by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Kincaid may well blossom into one of the better storytellers around."
An entertaining and occasionally dazzling first collection from Kincaid, the Florida-born author of the novel Crossing Blood (1992). Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS HOME by Greg Kincaid
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Although rated for adults, Kincaid's writing level seems more compatible with young adult novels in both verbiage and complexity."
The latest in Kincaid's series about a developmentally challenged young man and his penchant for helping dogs is pleasant enough, but breaks no new ground. Read full book review >

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MY GARDEN (BOOK) by Jamaica Kincaid
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Kincaid has given her fellow gardeners something far more engrossing than seed catalogues to look forward to this winter."
A quirky, entertaining, and richly emotional look at the inner life of one particularly introspective and perceptive gardener. Read full book review >

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EAT, DRINK, AND BE FROM MISSISSIPPI by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"An engaging but overlong and not wholly convincing lesson in opening up to commitment."
The lives of two Southern siblings, comfortably relocated to California but partnerless and childless, are transformed by an unlikely friendship. Read full book review >

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CROSSING BLOOD by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1992

"Good intentions can't propel an otherwise belabored fiction, complete with a highly melodramatic, ironic ending."
Despite a slew of artful and engaging stories to her credit, Kincaid debuts with a dull, if skillfully written, coming-of-age novel, set in the civil-rights-era South. Read full book review >

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MR. POTTER by Jamaica Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Disappointingly, too labored and self-conscious to achieve its ends."
An ambitious but often sententious attempt to link the story of a tropical island Everyman to great events of the era. Read full book review >

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SEE NOW THEN by Jamaica Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"It's not a total success: Without the tether of a firm plot, all the time-folding makes the narrative feel static, an artful set of complaints. Yet Kincaid's audaciousness is winning. She's taken some much-needed whacks at the conventional domestic novel."
A recursive and beguiling tale of a collapsing marriage by the veteran Kincaid (The Autobiography of My Mother, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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TALK STORIES by Jamaica Kincaid
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2001

"Some readers may wish Kincaid had occasionally turned her sharp eye on high culture, just to counterbalance all the pop coverage, but her admirers (and those of the magazine) will find this an enjoyable diversion."
Now better known as a fiction writer, Kincaid (My Garden, 1999, etc.) here collects "Talk of the Town" pieces written for The New Yorker between 1978 and 1983, offering a witty, quirky look at life in the Big Apple as seen through the eyes of a young, hip woman. Read full book review >

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THE EMPRESS  by S.J. Kincaid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Kincaid deftly juggles high-octane action with emotionally devastating punches, and readers will riot for the next installment. (Science fiction. 13-adult)<"
After winning the Empire's throne in The Diabolic (2016), will Nemesis and Tyrus be able to hold on to it—and to their humanity? Read full book review >

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AS HOT AS IT WAS YOU OUGHT TO THANK ME by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Sometimes denser than a tangle of snakes, but Berry's story never fails to engage."
Feisty teenager copes with first love, glasses, disasters, and wayward adults in this fourth novel from Kincaid. (Verbena, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >