Search Results: "Melton A. McLaurin"


BOOK REVIEW

CELIA, A SLAVE by Melton A. McLaurin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A straightforward and compelling account of one small historical incident that helps to illustrate the complex issues facing pre-Civil War America."
Both a well-told historical narrative about a slave girl sexually exploited by her master, whom she later kills, and a thoughtful examination of the moral tensions that strained the fabric of the antebellum South. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN COBBLER by Keith Melton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Straightforward historical fiction that needs a little more."
Melton's debut historical novel centers on the Roman Catholic religious insurrection in 16th-century England. Read full book review >

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LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Candid, brave, and generous."
How a marital crisis became a catalyst for a painful but ultimately enlightening journey into the depths of the human heart. Read full book review >

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CURED BY FIRE by Tim McLaurin
Released: Jan. 25, 1995

"While not much is new in the story (alcoholism, neglect, and abuse), the seductive passions of these two men keep the reader engaged."
Once again, McLaurin (Keeper of the Moon: A Southern Boyhood, 1991, etc.) plows the fertile ground of the poor, rural South. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GREAT SNAKE SHOW by Tim McLaurin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 1997

"A southern Wizard of Oz, celebrating kindness and character and the way that—sometimes—they can be bonded together."
A band of misfits sets off across country with a traveling road show to take their dying leader home, in a disarmingly sweet tale of love and courage from McLaurin (Cured by Fire, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2003

"Fine seafaring adventure, expertly narrated: for maritime historians and fans of Hornblower and Aubrey alike."
A superb recounting of a strange affair indeed: an incident of mutiny on the high seas that American naval history has long forgotten. Read full book review >

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Full-Body Fitness for Runners by Thad H. McLaurin
NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2014

"A successful educational guide to fitness, nutrition and understanding the body for novice runners."
This nonfiction guide to exercise and nutrition for runners lays out foundational facts and supplies useful techniques and recipes to keep a runner's fitness routine fresh. Read full book review >

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CARRY ON, WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"Gentle words of wisdom from a woman driven by 'senseless, relentless hope.'"
A wife and mother's reflections on being imperfect and loving it. Read full book review >

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AARON BURR by Buckner F. Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Stories of important men behaving badly usually make entertaining reading, and this is no exception."
An engrossing account of the new American republic's first great treason trial. Read full book review >

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MOTORCYCLE MUSINGS
by Bobbi Dumas

Two fave authors have books coming out early next month, and I thought I’d make sure these titles are on your radar screen.

Laura Kaye and Julie Ann Walker always promise heart-stopping action and breathtaking romance, and if you haven’t read these two yet, then I recommend you get on that right away!

They’re both romance bestsellers, so I expect ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BLACK LIGHT by Patrick Melton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"It's Ghostbusters with bloody mayhem on steroids, few laughs and a dash of Bruce Lee theatrics."
Buck Carlsbad is a private investigator, a medium and an exorcist. Read full book review >