Search Results: "Lamar Waldron"


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THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE JFK ASSASSINATION by Lamar Waldron
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"True or not, this makes one hell of a story and ties up all the pesky loose ends of events in Dallas 50 years ago. The conspiracy crowd will love it."
The mob did it. Read full book review >

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MR. PEEK AND THE MISUNDERSTANDING AT THE ZOO by Kevin Waldron
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A jaunty but disconcertingly adult read-aloud that could generate, along with a few giggles, a discussion of misunderstandings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One morning, Mr. Peek, the mustachioed zookeeper, dons his son's small jacket by mistake, pops a button and spends the next hours feeling fat, old and paranoid. Read full book review >

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FAKE ID by Lamar Giles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Fast action, judicious plot twists, and sufficiently evil teens and adults should keep thrill-seeking readers awake long into the night. (Thriller. 13-18)"
It's not easy being a teen. But what if that fake ID in your pocket isn't just a convenient way to score beer; it's your key to survival in a witness protection program? Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE BONE by Jake Lamar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 1999

"What remains, then, is the search for satisfying sexual relationships, and, in exploring this, the author takes few risks—and offers few insights. (Author tour)"
iece places five men—Hal Hardaway, Walker Dupree, Jojo, Dr. Emmett Mercy, and Charlie Beers—at Dr. Mercy's Black Pride seminar. Read full book review >

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PANDA-MONIUM AT PEEK ZOO by Kevin Waldron
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"In spite of this misfire, few will be able to resist this sweet tale of adult incompetence and youthful problem-solving skills. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A parade, a party and a panda veer tenuously close to a disastrous fiasco in this charming sequel. Read full book review >

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CLAUDE MONET by Ann Waldron
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"List of paintings and photos; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, an excellent introduction to the best loved and most prolific Impressionist. Read full book review >

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RENDEZVOUS EIGHTEENTH by Jake Lamar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2003

"Lamar (If 6 Were 9, 2001, etc.) breathes life into his Paris, but not into his Candide-like protagonist. And his plot's a muddle."
Love, perversion, and murder among the African-American ex-pats in today's Paris. Read full book review >

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BOURGEOIS BLUES by Jake Lamar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Painful and illuminating, and a far more perceptive look at the black bourgeois experience than Stephen L. Carter's Reflections Of An Affirmative Action Baby (p. 902)."
Growing up in the black middle class and attending Harvard, Lamar, a former associate editor at Time, had a foot in two worlds and feared he ``was terminally ambivalent.'' That ambivalence, as evident in this captivating memoir, seems rooted in Lamar's relationship with his domineering, abusive father. Read full book review >

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HODDING CARTER by Ann Waldron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"Waldron eschews both hero-making and debunking: readable if surfacey."
Workmanlike biography of the combative (but socially adept) editor/publisher of Mississippi's Greenville Delta Democrat-Times. Read full book review >

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LAMAR GILES
by Megan Labrise

Lamar Giles knows how to write fun, feisty, and fully realized female protagonists.

In Overturned, poker prodigy Nikki Tate lives in a Las Vegas casino, kicks butt on and off the soccer field, and cunningly pursues a murder suspect the police don’t seem to want to find.

“The key—and this is the approach the first time I wrote a female ...


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THE LAST INTEGRATIONIST by Jake Lamar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

"A compelling, controversial political thriller, part A Clockwork Orange, part The Manchurian Candidate."
First-time novelist Lamar (the memoir Bourgeois Blues, 1991) expertly lays down a dystopian view of America's future, particularly in matters of race. Read full book review >

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IF 6 WERE 9 by Jake Lamar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2001

"But the real strength here lies in his often feckless, always candid, deeply unheroic hero, hollow yet irresistibly human."
Even before his 34th birthday, Professor Clay Robinette is a happily married, safely tenured black professor at a better-than-average university. Read full book review >