Search Results: "Marsha Kinder"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

Kinder (Critical Studies/USC School of Cinema-Television) argues that the ``supersystem'' comprised of TV, video games, and movies aimed at children not only urges them to buy specific products but also indoctrinates them in the ways of post-modern consumer culture. Read full book review >

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SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Gary Kinder
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

The truly fascinating tale of the first successful deep-water ocean salvage operation is a tribute to good, old-fashioned American ingenuity and grit—with a big dose of Titanic-like adventure to boot. Read full book review >

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HONEYMOONERS by Chuck Kinder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Easy, accessible prose tinged with nostalgia; characters both well developed and sympathetic in spite of their bad behavior: a fine, funny slice of literary life."
Rueful and wildly comic, this boisterous, boozy novel by the author of Snakehunter (1973) offers a carnal salute to that disappearing literary species, the unrepentant American bad boy writer. Read full book review >

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AN ABSOLUTE GENTLEMAN by R.M. Kinder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The juxtaposition of the marginal 'adjunct nomad' experience with the casuistry of the sociopathic mind will genteelly horrify even non-English majors."
A creative-writing instructor must choose between his serial killer instinct and the tenure track. Read full book review >

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SWEET ANGEL BAND by R.M. Kinder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"At their best, these hardscrabble stories—grounded in bleakness but with moments of beauty—have a delicacy of vision and acute sense of place reminiscent of Olga Masters."
Kinder, winner of the first Willa Cather Fiction Prize, offers 15 stories about growing up female and surviving adulthood as a proto-feminist in the bootheel of Missouri—stories that are sharply textured with family quarrels and homage to bluegrass and gospel music. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A soothing, clearly presented message of self-acceptance that may succeed in adding four new terms to the vocabulary of psychobabble. (First serial to Redbook)"
Slickly packaged pop psych from Kinder, who's previously tackled myths about self-improvement (Going Nowhere Fast, 1990) and marriage (Husbands and Wives, 1989). Read full book review >

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Released: June 23, 2007

"One man's homage to the place he calls home."
A poetic and vividly illustrated tribute to a pristine stretch of Hawaiian beach. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Lucky us, to be out there in the audience."
Novelist Kinder (Honeymooners, 2001, etc.) pours out sudden, undomesticated, melancholy word songs from his home place, where he's returned to gather stories for stewing in his imagination and memory. Read full book review >

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GREEK: DOUBLE DATE by Marsha Warner
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The premise is mild fun, but because it centers around previously established characters, the appeal is mostly limited to those who already enjoy the TV series. (Fiction. YA)"
Casey, pledge trainer for Zeta Beta Zeta, agrees to do a favor for her brother, Rusty. Read full book review >

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HOMETOWN by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This stunning mastery of technique makes the characterization of every person in this arresting work appear effortless. (Fiction. 12+)"
Border Baker is a tough street kid, hailing most recently from Albuquerque. Read full book review >

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IF NIGHTS COULD TALK by Marsha Recknagel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although sections of the narrative read like a beach-book paperback, the luminous and hopeful ending—just barely—makes up for it all."
An intriguing tale about the union of an unlikely mother and son. Read full book review >