Search Results: "Kimberly Kincaid"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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VERBENA by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2002

"A bit melodramatic, but a well-told and likable tale nevertheless, in a strong colloquial style that avoids sentimentality."
A touching account of a middle-aged widow who puts her life back together even more spectacularly than it came apart. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An ingenious, varied, and pleasurable collection, certain to strike sparks of recognition in even the most modest gardener."
Kincaid (My Brother: A Memoir, 1997, etc.) has assembled an impressively varied collection of essays by writers living and dead concentrating on the plants that hold a special, often almost mystical, attraction for them. Read full book review >

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MY BROTHER by Jamaica Kincaid
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 1997

"These are my thoughts on his dying,'' and reveals the book's flaw: My Brother is a tirade of depression and confusion that fails to make sense of the maelstrom. (First printing of 75,000; author tour)"
The death of Kincaid's brother from AIDS results in a book that is lyrically beautiful and emotionally forceful, but lacking a deep examination of its many themes. 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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NON-FICTION

"Despite its admirable ambition, this book's advice lacks specificity, empirical support, and originality."
A comprehensive view of fitness and health based on a new interpretation of human evolution. 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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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 >