Search Results: "Nile Southern"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2001

"When you're done, even if you feel you've read all you need about sweet drugs and pert body parts, it's hard not to like Southern. He was big-hearted and irrepressible, an optimist of excess when it seemed such things were possible."
A darling of the postwar literary counterculture is honored in a tidy collection that makes coherent sense of what might have been a group of funny if disparate works. Read full book review >

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YOURS IN HASTE AND ADORATION by Terry Southern
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A must for fans of Southern, that great satirist, and a revealing look into the litbiz of old."
A collection of letters from one of the 20th century's most satirically witty writers. Read full book review >

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NILE CROSSING by Katy Beebe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2017

"A beautiful, flawed story that rings true even if set thousands of years ago. (historical note, bibliography, author's note, illustrator's note, glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
A starting-school story set in the Egyptian New Kingdom (c. 1550-1070 B.C.E.). Read full book review >

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RED NILE by Robert Twigger
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A painstaking work of research and careful observation."
A rich tapestry of Nile lore and legend, stretching from the ancients to the fall of the latest tyrant. Read full book review >

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THE NILE by Toby Wilkinson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2014

"From Aswan to Cairo, encompassing deserts and oases, Wilkinson proves to be a pleasant, nondidactic and always-informative travel companion."
Gently meandering tour of the Nile River in the company of a deeply knowledgeable guide. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN ODYSSEY by Sherwood Anderson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"A notable, if uneven, addition to the Anderson legacy."
Anderson's writing on the South (where he lived late in his life), much of it obscure or previously unpublished, illuminates the writer more than the region. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN CROSS by Stephen Greenleaf
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 1993

"Greenleaf has a knack for making familiar scenes memorable— thanks to his keen sense of place and character (his people unfold as gracefully as poison flowers)—and sharpening them by the all-too- believable whiff of large-scale menace so typical of this fine series."
Fresh from wrestling with bogus AIDS therapies in Blood Type (1991), John Marshall Tanner takes on a generation of race hatred when he flies to Charleston to help lawyer Seth Hartman, an old college roommate who's been getting death threats from a white supremacist cabal called the Alliance for Southern Pride. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Less edgy than last year's strong debut for Deborah, but, like it, awash with southern kinfolk, pesky neighbors, North Carolina down-home-isms, and a sturdy if slowly paced plot."
Colleton County district lawyer Deborah Knott (Bootlegger's Daughter, 1992), elevated to district judge when Perry Byrd keels over and dies, returns to the house she's helping the WomenAid project build—and discovers her niece Annie Sue, half-concussed and with her panties pulled down, plus the hammered-to-death body of sexy building-inspector Carver Bannerman. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN HEAT by David Burnsworth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2014

"Burnsworth's choppy storytelling is even less polished than his hero. But the people and the puzzle keep you reading and wanting more."
An emotionally wounded war veteran finds new purpose in a search for his uncle's killer. Read full book review >

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DREAMING SOUTHERN by Linda Bruckheimer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Not funny, not fun—in truth, dreadful."
A debut tale about a 1950s southern airhead. Read full book review >

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SOUTHERN CROSS by Jim DeBrosse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Perfect for readers who can't afford their own winter cruise: It even supplies tropical breezes."
What better way for Cincinnati reporter Rick Decker (Hidden City, 1991, etc.) to recuperate from his breakup with long-term girlfriend Janet (they'd been on the skids ever since he displayed cowardice during a canoeing accident) than to go undercover with his photographer, Rebo Johnson, on the windjammer from which local heir Justin Grammer has just disappeared? Read full book review >