Search Results: "Nita Whitaker LaFontaine"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 5, 2012

"A poetic love letter and a uplifting account of healing."
In her affecting debut memoir, LaFontaine asserts that "love doesn't end when a loved one dies," but can, through friends and with grace, become deeper and more sacred. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOX by Whitaker Ringwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Readers will relish this sparkling adventure, which offers plenty of action, humor, age-appropriate danger and mental calisthenics. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Fresh voices make this story a winner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A bit more framework and background on Whitaker and some semblance of chronological clarity would have given this some lift, but sports buffs will enjoy the anecdotes."
A genial but poorly conceived series of recollections by sports announcer Whitaker, perhaps best remembered today for his coverage of professional golf. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Compelling but frustratingly narrow and not terribly convincing."
More questions than answers emerge from this intriguing look at the problematic marriage that helped spark the English Civil War. Read full book review >

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WILDFLOWER by Alecia Whitaker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"This tender introduction to a newly minted country superstar sets the stage for a compelling series. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Bird Barrett's life isn't exactly normal: Since she was 9, she has been touring, playing bluegrass music with the Barrett Family Band. Read full book review >

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MY LONG TRIP HOME by Mark Whitaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A fascinating personal treatise on racial identity and complicated father-son dynamics."
A heavily detailed and highly readable account of the author's lineage. Read full book review >

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ASSUMING THE POSITION by Rick Whitaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

Whitaker's flaccid memoir of life as a gay male prostitute denies the reader even the giddy thrill of voyeurism in service of an existential life lesson which even Sartre would have decried as banal. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An expansive, prodigiously researched, and masterfully told history."
A "glittering saga" about the other black Renaissance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1994

"A compelling addition to the ongoing conservation debate, with new ideas on how we might stop trashing the earth."
A brilliantly informed look at one of the most pressing problems of the '90s—the waste crisis—by an economic development expert (How Can Africa Survive?, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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SOME DAMN FOOL THING by J. William Whitaker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A sharp historical tableau of early-20th-century France that is undermined by uneven writing."
A debut historical novel chronicles the lives of four young Parisians living under the specter of potential war. Read full book review >