Search Results: "Maryanne Vollers"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"For those who know little about the Evers-Beckwith story, a book worth reading; for those familiar with earlier works or the more than 30 years of media coverage, not much revelatory here."
The third entry in the current ``Evers/Beckwith: What It All Means About the South'' derby, following Adam Nossiter's Of Long History and Reed Massengill's Portrait of a Racist (both 1994). Read full book review >

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MY EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE by Sissy Spacek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"For die-hard movie buffs and Spacek fans only."
An average memoir from the renowned actress. Read full book review >

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IN ORDER TO LIVE by Yeonmi Park
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"An eloquent, wrenchingly honest work that vividly represents the plight of many North Koreans."
The latest in an increasing number of narratives of escape from North Korea. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT IS BITTER AND SWEET by Ashley Judd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"A passionate reminder of the breathtaking misery of so many lives, and one woman's work in their service."
With the assistance of co-author Vollers (Lone Wolf: Eric Rudolph: Murder, Myth, and the Pursuit of an American Outlaw, 2006, etc.), actress Judd delivers a keenly felt memoir of a dysfunctional upbringing twined with an adult life of progressive social advocacy. Read full book review >

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CASCADE by Maryanne O'Hara
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A flawed debut; nevertheless, a promising new voice."
A woman artist in 1935 Massachusetts negotiates the Great Depression, sex discrimination and anti-Semitism while seeking self-expression. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Wading through a sticky swamp of jargon, readers will here and there find a flower of insight."
Wolf (Child Development/Tufts Univ.) rehearses the history of reading, reviews the latest research in what our brains are doing while we read and summarizes what's known about the complexities of reading, including causes of and remedies for dyslexia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Wading through a sticky swamp of jargon, readers will here and there find a flower of insight."
Wolf (Child Development/Tufts Univ.) rehearses the history of reading, reviews the latest research in what our brains are doing while we read and summarizes what's known about the complexities of reading, including causes of and remedies for dyslexia. Read full book review >

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TIMEPIECE by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 1996

"Certain handkerchief heaven for many, while others may experience the stirring of—well, let's just say other feelings. (First printing of 500,000; author tour)"
The prequel to Evans's mega bestseller, The Christmas Box, is longer than the earlier book, has its same cartoony thinness, is just as creaky at the joints—and reveals, if anything, a considerable rise in the tears-per-page ratio. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"All the guts and glory of high-school wrestling conveyed with sports-page panache."
A northern California sportswriter plumbs the depths of high-school wrestling in Iowa. Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN by John Saul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Bound for bestsellerdom—like many of Saul's others."
Saul's 16th horror novel (Shadows, 1992, etc. etc.) finds the author in a less horrific, even speakable mode, since the pivotal plot device seems possible, if definitely unlikely. Read full book review >