Search Results: "Lady D"


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MIZUNDERSTOOD by Lady  D
Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A passionate but disturbingly violent tale that looks at the potential consequences of abuse in the inner city."
In Lady D's debut novel, a psychologically disturbed young woman goes on a revenge-fueled killing spree. Read full book review >

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TIFFANY D. JACKSON
by Alex Heimbach

What happens when a child is charged with murder? Well, it depends. Salacious procedural episodes aside, these cases are so rare that there’s little precedent for how to proceed. When Tiffany D. Jackson came across one such story, of a 10-year-old girl in Maine charged with manslaughter for allegedly shoving pills down the throat of an infant her mother was ...


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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
by Leila Roy

It took the state six long years to realize I wasn’t a threat to society before they ripped me out of baby jail and put me with Ms. Stein. From one prison to another, that’s all it was. Understand, there’s a big difference between baby jail and juvie, where the rest of the girls in the house come from. Juvie ...
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Released: May 1, 1995

"Amid the plethora of literature about the Vietnam war, Borton's book is rare for its honest, straightforward look at the ordinary people we fought and their accomplishments and sufferings, and for its avoidance of overt polemic, moralizing, or recrimination."
Quaker activist Borton (Fat Chance, 1993, etc.), in a vivid and eloquent memoir of her life in three Vietnamese communities from 1987 to 1993, allows Vietnamese peasants, mostly women, to talk about their roles in the ``American War'' of 196573. ``After war,'' Borton quotes Nguyen Trai, a 15th-century Vietnamese poet, ``the people you meet differ so much from former times.'' Borton, who worked in a Quaker hospital in North Vietnam form 1969 to 1971, shows the truth of this old adage in her interviews with friendly peasants who played ferocious, sometimes heroic, roles as guerrillas in Vietnam's wars. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"A thin slice of the upper-upper-crust."
The daughter of the eighth Marquess of Londonderry chronicles her aristocratic life in a low-key, chatty memoir chock-full of famous names. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A funny, combative walk on the wild side, told with tremendous heart and charm. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A brassy, forthright autobiography from the flamboyant, cross- dressing black diva made famous by John Berendt's bestselling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Read full book review >

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FAT CHANCE! by Lady Borton
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Unusually appealing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kept home after rheumatic fever (as was customary earlier in this century), Marty is reluctant to practice ``the one thing she couldn't do in school—``Letters were prickly, like porcupine quills. Read full book review >

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CAKE by D
by D
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"How much of a reading audience there is for this inner-city Weltanschauung is the question."
A novel from D (Got, 2007) about drugs, not baking, set in Atlanta and Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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Beyond Compulsion by D. Valencia
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2013

"A taut, accomplished novel about two lost souls finding—and destroying—each other."
In Valencia's well-orchestrated erotic thriller, a sexual predator seduces the stepdaughter of a wealthy businessman and sets out to ruin her life. Read full book review >

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GRIMM WOODS by D. Melhoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2015

"The literary equivalent of a slasher movie, one that garners its biggest frights with mere implication."
A demented murderer—inspired by a summer camp's fairy-tale theme—hunts young counselors in this horror outing. Read full book review >

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The Life and Times of Wilberforce Jones by D. Throop
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2011

"A winsome tale that puts its quirky, rural characters on full display."
Throop's (Lizard Quest, 2011) second novel delves into the life of the eccentric title character and his equally curious friends and neighbors in a small country town. Read full book review >

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WALK-ON by D. Mikels
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Freaky Friday meets The Natural meets a collegiate Any Given Sunday."
After a slow start, Mikels' fantasy tale settles into a mostly satisfying read. Read full book review >