Search Results: "Kimberly Pryor"


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PRYOR RENDERING by Gary Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1996

"A near-perfect little tale, and a compelling alternative to the spate of gay epics that have lately inundated readers."
A slow-paced, gay coming-of-age debut novel set in the working-class town of Pryor, an impoverished but colorful and spiritually rich corner of Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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PRYOR CONVICTIONS by Richard Pryor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 1995

"This is a powerful autobiography of a talented man who made every effort to ruin his body and his career and lived to tell the tale. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Pryor reflects on a life of humor and hard living altered forever by the recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Read full book review >

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BECOMING RICHARD PRYOR by Scott Saul
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Better written and more thoughtful than David and Joe Henry's Furious Cool (2013). The latter remains worth reading, but this book is the place to start."
Smart blend of social history and biography centering on one of the funniest—and most tragic—people of our time. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF MAJOR PRYOR by Donald Honig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 1997

"A shade less well turned than its predecessor, if only because it's so talky, but effective (if unexceptional) entertainment nonetheless."
Veteran sportswriter Honig continues his new sub-career with this second historical crime novel (following The Sword of General Englund, 1996) featuring Civil War veteran Captain Thomas Maynard. Read full book review >

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THOMAS IN DANGER by Bonnie Pryor
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The historical details are vivid, the action unfolds at a strong pace, and as the exciting story concludes, the author's parting comments will make readers reflect anew on American history. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 9-11)"
This first entry in the American Adventures series is set during the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2007

"An interesting take on an age that continues to influence the world."
Technological advancements in the field of archaeology substantially rewrite long-accepted historical facts about Britain. Read full book review >

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THE RELUCTANT MATADOR by Mark Pryor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2015

"Pryor lays it on thick: Hugo and Tom act out with frat-boy glee, the Rioja flows, and the Spanish authorities assign only English-speaking detectives for the convenience of their American chums. Strictly for those who think espionage is like Club Med without the beads."
The head of security at the U.S. Embassy in Paris explores Barcelona in search of a wannabe model. Read full book review >

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MONKEY IN THE MIDDLE by Josh Pryor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"The result is simply confusion: transitions from scene to scene are missing or clumsy, and a coherent flow of action and dialogue fails to emerge."
Unfortunate shenanigans involving monkeys, Saddam Hussein, and secret research labs. Read full book review >

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LOOK AT YOU NOW by Liz Pryor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 2016

"An unsentimental yet moving coming-of-age memoir."
A writer and life advice expert tells the story of how an unexpected teen pregnancy taught her unforgettable lessons in humility and courage. Read full book review >

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HOLLOW MAN by Mark Pryor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"In a departure from his Hugo Marston series (The Reluctant Matador, 2015, etc.), Pryor has produced an audacious stand-alone that dares the reader to sympathize with a coldblooded killer whose lack of empathy allows his cunning to run free."
Austin's music scene provides the backdrop for a creepy psychological thriller. Read full book review >