Search Results: "Nadine Cohodas"


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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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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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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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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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2007

"Mostly finger exercises (think Mozart's shorter works), but the best of them are executed with finesse and power."
Ironic what-ifs and narrative legerdemain are featured in the 1991 Nobel laureate's 11th story collection. Read full book review >

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TELLING TALES by Nadine Gordimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"By its nature more somber than not, a variety of voices with important stories. Tie-in with World AIDS Day December 1, 2004."
A stellar roster, including five Nobelists—Gordimer, Grass, Oe, Marquez, and Saramago—offers 21 stories in a fundraising effort for HIV and AIDS in southern Africa. Read full book review >

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WRITING AND BEING by Nadine Gordimer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A well-argued brief for writers and writing to which Gordimer's South African experience adds a unique perspective."
With one uncharacteristically personal and moving exception, Gordimer (None to Accompany Me, 1994, etc.) offers crisp and richly allusive explorations of the tensions between a writer's art and the realities of life in six essays first delivered as the 1994 Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard. Read full book review >

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JUMP by Nadine Gordimer
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Once again, vintage Gordimer—as always intelligent, if a little too cool-eyed and restrained in the telling."
As usual, a sharp-eyed record of human flaws from Gordimer (My Son's Story, 1990, etc.) in this, her latest collection of short fiction. 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 >