Search Results: "Parris Afton Bonds"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 12, 2012

"An admirable effort that could sway Bonds' romance fans over to the thriller genre."
Prolific romance writer Bonds (For All Time, 1996, etc.) embraces the thriller genre in this tale of tradition, power and murder set in Arizona's Hopi Land. Read full book review >

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Indian Affairs by Parris Afton Bonds
ROMANCE
Released: July 10, 2012

"Appealing for fans of Bonds' established romantic style, this time with a message of diversity against an old-time, desert backdrop."
A married socialite finds passion in the arms of a Native American shaman in this historical love story from a veteran romance writer. Read full book review >

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Afton by Ellen LaConte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A stylish but overwrought first novel about a newly independent woman on an ecological mission."
A chance trip to a local wetland delivers new purpose—and passion—to the life of a long-suffering woman in LaConte's (Life Rules, 2012, etc.) expansive debut novel set in the early 1990s.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2002

"A provocative argument stressing community over individual responsibility."
The author of Killing the Black Body (1997) looks at our national foster-care system, the disproportionate number of African-American children within that population, and the consequences for black families and communities. Read full book review >

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MORTAL BONDS by Michael Sears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"As densely plotted as Sears' strong debut (Black Fridays, 2012), with complications that keep mounting in the race to the final curtain. A particularly nice touch is the subordination of the scheming suspects to Stafford's troubled, loving relationship with his son."
Disgraced Wall Street trader Jason Stafford hunts the proceeds of a scam more successful and grandly scaled than he ever dreamed of. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Middling true crime: Cindy's story would have benefited from a better presentation."
Overheated account of murder in a tony Long Island enclave. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1993

"By combining expert legal discussion with affecting personal memoir, Bartholet offers an important exploration of the societal barriers to adoption, as well as invaluable support to would-be parents who face these seemingly insurmountable obstacles."
A seminal volume on the worldwide mindset that allows orphaned or unwanted children to waste away in institutions while childless adults struggle to breach the barriers that keep them from building families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Unholy Bonds by Leslie Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"An often unsettling but ultimately profound meditation on the depth of psychological suffering after a sexual assault and the potential for healing."
A woman wrestles with the haunting specter of her rape in this sequel. Read full book review >

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BY U.S. BONDS by Gary U.S. Bonds
Released: June 1, 2013

"A worthwhile rock 'n' roll memoir, and an inspiring story about following one's bliss."
Rock 'n' roll pioneer Bonds details his remarkable half-century career in popular music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONDS OF LOVE & BLOOD by Marylee MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"With elegant prose enlivened by shards of mean humor, MacDonald captures how hard it is to love and/or trust abroad or at home."
In these 12 stories, MacDonald (Montpelier Tomorrow, 2014, etc.) uses far-flung, often exotic locales to emphasize her characters' difficulties in making emotional connections.Read full book review >

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BONDS OF LOVE by Sarah K
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Another slick memoir that reads like erotic fantasist fiction as the author continues her quest to live 'happily ever after in nipple clamps and handcuffs.' An obvious choice for Fifty Shades devotees."
More episodes of sexual maneuvering on the heels of British author Sarah K's (The Secret Life of a Submissive, 2013) best-selling erotic memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"An able history of a stunningly successful grassroots movement that succeeded, as such movements must, by reducing the complexities of what they are fighting. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A joint history of the US and South Africa that captures the passion and triumph of the anti-apartheid movement but neglects many of the underlying issues. Read full book review >