Search Results: "Paul Beatty"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE BOY SHUFFLE by Paul Beatty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1996

"A wildly inventive debut that veers between spirited brilliance and Def Comedy Jam vulgarity. (Author tour)"
Hip-hop poet Beatty delivers a first novel that almost lives up to its hype. Read full book review >

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TUFF by Paul Beatty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2000

"The flabby plot is encrusted with jewels on every page. And if the race for city council can barely hold the candidate's attention, that's the punch line of Beatty's richest joke. (First printing of 40,000)"
Beatty follows up the scorched-earth Afro-American satire of The White Boy Shuffle (1996) with an equally antic look at a brother from East Harlem who runs for City Council. Read full book review >

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SLUMBERLAND by Paul Beatty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Marvelous."
Beatty's ferociously witty and original third novel (Tuff, 2000, etc.) follows a Los Angeles DJ called Darky, who, having created a revolutionary "perfect beat," heads to late-1980s Berlin to find the obscure, incomparable jazzman known as the Schwa and get him to lay down a track over it. Read full book review >

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THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Another daring, razor-sharp novel from a writer with talent to burn."
The provocative author of The White Boy Shuffle (1996) and Slumberland (2008) is back with his most penetratingly satirical novel yet.Read full book review >

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SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Adults and children will eagerly follow Serafina from the basement into a world of self-discovery, justice, and new friendships. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Serafina mostly enjoyed her life at the Biltmore Estate until the other children started disappearing at night. Read full book review >

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THE LOST HISTORY OF 1914 by Jack Beatty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"This may prove to be an important book for students of 'counterfactual' history, but only occasionally does this story about a world going up in flames ever ignite."
Was World War I an inevitable disaster looking for a catalyst? Not so, writes On Point news analyst Beatty (Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900, 2007, etc.) in this intermittently illuminating but deeply frustrating new history. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A helpful starting place for women seeking positive advice on how to define their signature style."
This slim, to-the-point style manual helps readers become their own best image consultants. Read full book review >

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SERAFINA AND THE SPLINTERED HEART by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2017

"A captivating, edge-of-your-seat, action-packed fantasy. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The third volume of the Serafina series opens in terror. Read full book review >

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COLOSSUS by Jack Beatty
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2001

"An engaging and varied look at the economic forces that have shaped America."
Atlantic Monthly senior editor Beatty (The World According to Peter Drucker, 1998, etc.) has put together an eclectic collection of readings that examines the influence of corporations on American life—from the cotton mills of 19th-century New England to the leveraged buyouts of contemporary Wall Street. Read full book review >

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JAYHAWKER by Patricia Beatty
FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"A gripping story; an excellent supplement to texts or histories of the period. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of many fine historicals, an authentic picture of a boy caught in the turmoil of the Civil War— abolitionist Lije Tulley, 13, already experienced in the bitter strife between Missouri and Kansas, is sent to Missouri to spy on Quantrill's raiders. Read full book review >

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WHO COMES WITH CANNONS? by Patricia Beatty
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"Explanatory note. (Fiction. 10+)"
In a fine Civil War story from a dependable and prolific historical novelist, Truth—only 16, and a girl—rescues her Quaker cousin from a Union prison. Read full book review >

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SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF by Robert Beatty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Triumphant after her defeat of the Man in the titular Black Cloak in her 2015 debut, Serafina cannot rest on her laurels for long: a new, mysterious evil force has entered the woods and set its sights on the Biltmore Estate. Read full book review >