Search Results: "Nanci L. Danison"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Too narrow in scope to provide a legitimate comparison between near-death experiences and organized Christianity."
Danison presents an account of spiritual beliefs gleaned from her near-death experience. Read full book review >

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PRETENDING THE BED IS A RAFT by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Kincaid may well blossom into one of the better storytellers around."
An entertaining and occasionally dazzling first collection from Kincaid, the Florida-born author of the novel Crossing Blood (1992). Read full book review >

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TRUTH KILLS by Nanci Rathbun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2013

"Would have benefited from a brisker pace and a few more surprises, but still an impressive debut and a promising start to a smart new mystery series."
This debut novel, the first in the Angelina Bonaparte mystery series, follows the brassy 50-something PI as she attempts to clear her client's husbandof a murder he didn't commit. Read full book review >

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AS HOT AS IT WAS YOU OUGHT TO THANK ME by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Sometimes denser than a tangle of snakes, but Berry's story never fails to engage."
Feisty teenager copes with first love, glasses, disasters, and wayward adults in this fourth novel from Kincaid. (Verbena, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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VERBENA by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2002

"A bit melodramatic, but a well-told and likable tale nevertheless, in a strong colloquial style that avoids sentimentality."
A touching account of a middle-aged widow who puts her life back together even more spectacularly than it came apart. Read full book review >

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CROSSING BLOOD by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1992

"Good intentions can't propel an otherwise belabored fiction, complete with a highly melodramatic, ironic ending."
Despite a slew of artful and engaging stories to her credit, Kincaid debuts with a dull, if skillfully written, coming-of-age novel, set in the civil-rights-era South. Read full book review >

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EAT, DRINK, AND BE FROM MISSISSIPPI by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"An engaging but overlong and not wholly convincing lesson in opening up to commitment."
The lives of two Southern siblings, comfortably relocated to California but partnerless and childless, are transformed by an unlikely friendship. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA RULES by Nanci Turner Steveson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"When Steveson's stories can match her descriptions, she'll be terrific; this one doesn't hit that mark. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Maggie moves from Atlanta to Vermont. Read full book review >

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SWING SIDEWAYS by Nanci Turner Steveson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Too much telling, not enough truth. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An anxious girl makes a mysterious summer friendship in this middle-grade debut. Read full book review >

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BALLS by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1998

Kincaid's relaxed and folksy second novel (after Crossing Blood, 1992, and a story collection Pretending the Bed is a Raft, 1997) chronicles in their own words the variously impoverished lives of women who love men who love football. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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