Search Results: "Ladette Randolph"


BOOK REVIEW

LEAVING THE PINK HOUSE by Ladette Randolph
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A tender memoir notable for its modest voice and delicate prose."
How the author, in making a new home, renewed her faith in family, friends and love. Read full book review >

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Rosa by Cherokee Randolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Slow-paced but perceptive."
A young girl learns important lessons about family and friendship in debut author Randolph's (What Happened to Tasha Blue?, 2013, etc.) coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Ordinary life, in Randolph's hands, is truly extraordinary."
This harrowing and engrossing account of the chaos of Russia in the '90s leaves the reader as stunned as the Russians currently struggling for their very survival. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Although there's a certain interest to the overlong narrative's raw material, without any effort by Bates to shape it, the annals of the Phillips family are little more involving than matter-of-fact police reports."
The discontinuous history of an extended black family from New Orleans, which, for lack of authorial perspectives, amounts to little more than a dreary recital of harsh truths. Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON, PRESIDENT by Sallie G. Randolph
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 8, 1992

"Not for beginners at politics, but useful for anyone who wants to understand the difficulties facing those who try to live by their highest principles. (Biography. 12-18)"
A well-balanced, insightful biography of our most idealistic president, presenting his flaws as well as his important place in history. Read full book review >

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A Convergence of Two Minds by Randolph R. Croxton
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2015

"A thought-provoking explanation for the origins of personality."
In this nonfiction work, Croxton argues that modern human minds succeed through the interaction of the distinctly male and female hemispheres of the brain. Read full book review >

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SELENA by Gordon Randolph Willey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1993

"A fine debut—all unhurried, forthright, companionable, and buttoned down."
By the time retired archeologist and longtime Bostonian 72- year-old Colin Edwards concludes a visit to his native St. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A well-written survey, rather less entertaining than T.R. Fehrenbach's now-standard Lone Star, but meatier, too."
Sweeping history of the outsized state and its bellwether politics. Read full book review >

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Josephine's Incredible Shoe and the Blackpearls by Peggi Eve Anderson-Randolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2012

"A convoluted family drama that tries to cover too much ground."
Randolph's debut novel follows four generations of multiracial characters as it takes on issues of race, class, sex and success. Read full book review >

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WEST FROM YESTERDAY by Randolph Carter Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2013

"A slightly overlong Western, told in a confident, lively voice, that's likely to please fans of the genre."
An inexperienced, formerly wealthy Virginian becomes one of the deadliest guns in the West in this debut novel. Read full book review >