Search Results: "Michael Lee West"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN by Michael Lee West
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2011

"All the food mystery staples are duly trotted out, but the soufflé is DOA."
In West's culinary mystery debut, an amateur pastry chef is the prime suspect in her fiancé's murder. Read full book review >

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LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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SHE FLEW THE COOP by Michael Lee West
Released: June 1, 1994

"This robs an otherwise clever and colorful soap opera of much of its charm."
A skillful follow-up to her first novel, Crazy Ladies (1990), West's new tale chronicles a year in the life of a stuffy and gossip-ridden Louisiana town. Read full book review >

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MAD GIRLS IN LOVE by Michael Lee West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2005

"At 500-plus pages, more panorama then drama."
Sequel to the much darker Crazy Ladies (1990), West's fourth is a marathon romp through Southern froth. Read full book review >

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A TEENY BIT OF TROUBLE by Michael Lee West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Far too many characters and a large school of red herrings impede the flow, but snarky repartee, and the continuing conceit of Teeny's recipes for disaster, keep the comedy afloat."
Second installment in the adventures of freelance baker and reluctant sleuth Teeny Templeton. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN PIE by Michael Lee West
Released: Sept. 25, 1996

"Colorful, larger-than-life characters strut and stew with zest across an equally colorful terrain—in a tale that grips in spite of itself. ($35,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Southern gothic and soap-opera hype collide exuberantly in West's vivid if hokey third novel (She Flew the Coop, 1994, etc.): a tale of three sisters and their plucky Grandma fighting to dispel a family curse in a small Tennessee town. Read full book review >

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MERMAIDS IN THE BASEMENT by Michael Lee West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Few surprises on the road to rapprochement, but the belles's barbed commentary never fails to entertain."
Southern belles hell-bent on belated truth-telling in West's latest wacky outing (Mad Girls in Love, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >