Search Results: "Nell Irvin Painter"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WHILE YOU WERE OUT by J. Irvin Kuns
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Dialogue, small-school environment, and an imperfect dad are realistic, while the sensitive portrayal of a young girl's grief, her need for friends and the power of remembrance is touching and empathetic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's agonizing enough that Penelope has to start fifth grade without her best friend Tim, who died from cancer over the summer, but her dad is starting his new job as the school janitor. Read full book review >