Search Results: "Lynne Bryant"


BOOK REVIEW

CATFISH ALLEY by Lynne Bryant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"Bryant's sprawling tale of segregation, perseverance and interracial friendships is heartfelt, if at times predictable."
A well-intentioned debut of a woman finally rejecting the social and racial dictums of small-town Mississippi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A valuable personal look at what can be a horrendously complex process."
A three-year-long, tear-and-wine-soaked correspondence between two women in hot pursuit of motherhood—-evoking a daunting world of fertility treatments and adoption attempts while offering evidence of the power of determination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR LYNNE by John L. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2014

"Moore's deep familiarity with his characters makes this latest novel a pleasure to read."
Times change, eras end, and memories bleed into the present in Moore's (The Breaking of Ezra Riley, 2012, etc.) slice-of-life novel set in the contemporary West—the fourth entry in his Ezra Riley series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WOULD LYNNE TILLMAN DO? by Lynne Tillman
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 10, 2014

"The world's culture dissected, one cunning, bemused essay at a time."
A miscellany of essays, critiques, narrative explorations and diversions from a literary iconoclast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRYANT & MAY ON THE LOOSE by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Neither the mystery nor the solution is up to Fowler's best work. But the reunion of the PCU is cause for such joy that only the most curmudgeonly fans will quibble."
Locked out and disbanded at the end of The Victoria Vanishes (2008), London's Peculiar Crimes Unit comes back from the grave to solve yet another bizarre case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRYANT & MAY OFF THE RAILS by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Bryant and May don't shine as detectives, and the unguessable solution depends on some whopping coincidences. But the culprit is well drawn, the PCU staff sterling company and the encyclopedic information about the London Underground irresistible."
London's Peculiar Crimes Unit has exactly a week to solve a case that promptly blossoms into two cases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR BRYANT FUNERAL TRAIN by Brad Vice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"Distinguished and disturbing work, from a lavishly gifted new writer."
Defrocked academics and football freaks, good ol' boys and enticingly wicked women mingle to fine effect in Mississippian Vice's impressively varied debut collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRYANT & MAY AND THE BLEEDING HEART by Christopher Fowler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Not to worry: Everything is wrapped up logically, if not exactly convincingly, in the end. Sleep well, Your Majesty."
As if London didn't provide enough live citizens to worry about, the Peculiar Crimes Unit (The Invisible Code, 2013, etc.) is presented with one at least briefly returned from the dead.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUBWAY STOPS AT BRYANT PARK by N. West Moss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2017

"Definitely worth reading."
A slim debut collection of stories that deftly slip into the lives of everyday New Yorkers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRYANT & MAY AND THE BURNING MAN by Christopher Fowler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Even though the ending fizzles this time, not even Arthur Bryant's alarming behavior can dampen the 12th installment in the most joyously inventive mystery series of our time."
As riots send London into flaming chaos, the Peculiar Crimes Squad fights to solve a series of daily killings that have slipped under everyone else's radar. Read full book review >