Search Results: "Nell Irvin Painter"


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SOJOURNER TRUTH by Nell Irvin Painter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"No one seriously interested in Sojourner Truth can afford to ignore this book."
A successful effort to separate a human being from the familiar "Strong Black Woman'' symbol she has become. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF WHITE PEOPLE by Nell Irvin Painter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2010

"Sure to interest students of ethnic relations, history and anthropology, with pointed examples for daily living in this multicultural, multiethnic land."
A provocative look at the white race—or, more accurately, the white races—by noted African-American scholar Painter (Creating Black Americans: African-American History and its Meanings, 1619 to the Present, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DISSIDENT by Nell Freudenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Still, its vivid characters and page-turning plot make it a more than commendable first novel."
Cultural exchange breeds more misunderstanding than enlightenment in this ambitious debut novel from the author of the collection Lucky Girls (2003). Read full book review >

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MISLAID by Nell Zink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"A promising premise rendered in dispirited, disappointing prose."
New novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Wallcreeper (2014).Read full book review >

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KALE TO THE QUEEN by Nell Hampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A charming debut foodie cozy with a gutsy heroine, a neat little mystery, and the requisite appended recipes."
A chef's dream job may be the death of her. Read full book review >

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LUCKY GIRLS by Nell Freudenberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Fiction more skillful than memorable."
Five longish, often familiar, but always readable stories by Freudenberger—like Jonathan Safran Foer, a New Yorker discovery in its Summer 2001 Debut Fiction issue. Read full book review >

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THE COLOUR OF MILK by Nell Leyshon
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"What begins as a refreshingly unromanticized miniature of rural 19th-century Britain slips at the end into standard melodrama."
A cameo brooch of a novel from British playwright and novelist Leyshon (Devotion, 2008, etc.), under 200 pages, set in 19th-century England and narrated in the quixotic voice (including no capital letters and odd verb emphasis, among other contrivances) of a barely literate farm girl. Read full book review >

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SEEDS OF REBELLION by Teresa Irvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"An enjoyable gallop through a crucial period in the struggle for America's independence."
In her historical fiction debut, Irvin (Let the Tail Go with the Hide, 2001) follows a young man as he comes of age in the 1700s during the French and Indian War. Read full book review >

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JIM DANDY by Irvin Faust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1994

"You're better off renting a wreck than trying to jump-start this lemon."
Faust (Newsreel, 1980, etc.) returns to the novel after a 14- year hiatus in this impenetrable tale comprised of shards of dialogue and a fragmented plot. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"These six engrossing narratives are very valuable gleanings from a master therapist's professional and personal experience."
Six long psychotherapy narratives—four based on actual cases, two fictional—that comprise a worthy sequel to the author's bestselling Love's Executioner: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy (1989). Read full book review >

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KAY THOMPSON by Sam Irvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"An extremely entertaining chronicle of one of the most distinctive and absurdly gifted personalities in the history of show business."
Funny-faced girl makes good: the extraordinary career of Kay Thompson (1909-1998). Read full book review >