Search Results: "Nadine Cohodas"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A timid, uncontroversial look at one of the most controversial, outspoken female musicians in history."
By-the-numbers biography of irascible jazz singer Nina Simone (1933-2003). Read full book review >

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STROM THURMOND AND THE POLITICS OF SOUTHERN CHANGE by Nadine Cohodas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"An appealingly affectionate, warts-and-all portrait of a uniquely American figure. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Vivid, balanced account of the astonishing political evolution of the legendary segregationist who, through adroit adaptation, has retained his Senate seat for nearly four decades and become a distinguished Washington institution. Read full book review >

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QUEEN by Nadine Cohodas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"This weighty but incomplete work is a blown opportunity that never succeeds in getting inside a gifted and tragic performer's head, heart, or soul."
The tempestuous life of a versatile singer gets a detail-heavy if unenlightening full-length treatment. Read full book review >

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NONE TO ACCOMPANY ME by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A vintage display of the moral passion, tempered by unsentimental understanding of the imperfect way we must work out our ideals in the real world, that makes Gordimer one of the most electrifying writers in modern literature. (First printing of 60,000)"
After the relatively disappointing My Son's Story (1990), Nobelist Gordimer is back near the top of her form in a challenging novel of personal and social transformation in a changing South Africa. Read full book review >

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UNCORKING A LIE by Nadine Nettmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2017

"A good mystery with a limited group of suspects and unlimited wine lore."
A California wine expert uses her famed palate to uncover a fake and solve a murder. Read full book review >

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THE PICKUP by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Perhaps not quite as penetrating as its immediate predecessor, The House Gun (1998), but an artist working at this high a level demands the attention of every serious reader."
Nobel laureate Gordimer (None to Accompany Me, 1994, etc.) expands her horizons while maintaining her habitual thematic concerns in a tale of an unlikely love affair and its unexpected consequences. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE GUN by Nadine Gordimer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A Dostoyevskian look at crime and punishment, although a far remove from the way the earlier master did it."
A passionately schematic moral anatomy of a murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"An important book that will rally free-speech feminists and civil libertarians of all stripes. (Author tour)"
The definitive feminist critique of MacKinnon/Dworkin anti- pornography laws, by ACLU president and legal scholar Strossen (Law/New York Univ.). Read full book review >

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The Rising Black Star by Nadine Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2016

"An ambitious novel of forbidden romance in colonial Ghana that blends the personal and political to mixed effect."
A teenage boy falls in love and battles with his father in the years leading up to Ghana's independence. Read full book review >

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DECANTING A MURDER by Nadine Nettmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2016

"Not all of Katie's charm and wine savvy can compensate for Nettmann's complete disregard for police procedure. Here's hoping that further series entries lavish as much attention on detection as on cabernet sauvignon."
A young wine steward helps a friend facing murder charges. Read full book review >