Search Results: "Paula Gunn Allen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

A scholarly yet charming compilation of distinctly feminine Native American legends—a continuation of the explorations that Allen (English/UCLA) began in The Sacred Hoop (1986) and Spider Woman's Granddaughters (a 1990 American Book Award). Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE TURTLE by Paula Gunn Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A volume devoted to memoirs and essays would be welcome."
Allen, a prolific Native American poet and novelist, follows up an earlier anthology of modern American Indian fiction (Voice of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1900-1970, not reviewed) with a second volume bringing her sampling of the field up to date. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This distinguished book merits a place on every shelf, not just those built to meet multicultural needs. (index, b&w photos and illustrations, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Allen and Smith eschew polemics to deliver a collection of biographies marked by integrity and balance. Read full book review >

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RED MAN DOWN by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2014

"A solid police procedural from Gunn, with enough twists and turns to make it altogether more gripping than her last (The Magic Line, 2012, etc.)."
Tucson police detective Sarah Burke catches a case that may amount to suicide by cop. Read full book review >

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NEW RIVER BLUES by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"As stolid and serviceable as its predecessor (Cool in Tucson, 2008), but not a patch on Gunn's Jake Hines series."
A middling second case for Tucson homicide detective Sarah Burke. Read full book review >

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HUNGERS by Genni Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Inventive if not always complete."
The veteran Canadian novelist and poet follows up her American debut (Tracing Iris, 2003) with stories that show narrative aptitude, a degree of experimentation, and a proclivity for the poetic turn. Read full book review >

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FIVE CARD STUD by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 2000

"Self-deprecating humor and a likable cast almost make the tied-up-in-a-bow ending seem plausible."
Since Rutherford police lieutenant Jake Hines forgot to post the duty roster at the station, the call announcing a dead body with one shoe on, one shoe off, and no shirt in sight comes to him, forcing him to leave his poker game and head out into the subzero Minnesota landscape to check on the DOA. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN ISLE OF THE GREAT DEEP by Neil Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 1995

"Ponder-deep fantasy with a Highland burr: a bit off-center for the glen-and-brothy Gunn group."
The sequel to Young Art and Old Hector (1991) is a novelty entry by the late Scots author (Morning Tide, 1993, etc.), whose brawny Highland tales featured hardscrabble croft and seagoing lives. Read full book review >

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DENNY'S LAW by Elizabeth Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Gunn (Noontime Follies, 2015, etc.) has produced an expert police procedural with plenty of quirks and twists that raise it well above the average."
A Tucson police detective catches a murder case that is anything but ordinary. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A self-indulgent self-help experiment that yields little."
One man's futile quest to live up to Benjamin Franklin's famous virtues. Read full book review >

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KISSING ARIZONA by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Solid procedural fare with perhaps a slight overemphasis on Sarah's domestic arrangements."
Domestic and social upheaval plague Tucson detective Sarah Burke. Read full book review >

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COOL IN TUCSON by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"An ever-so-carefully plotted procedural written in a manner so pedestrian it's hard to believe it comes from the talented author of the Jake Hines series (McCafferty's Nine, 2007, etc.)."
The debut of a Tucson homicide cop straddled with a boss, a sister, a niece and a potential love interest, all of whom lie to her. Read full book review >