Search Results: "Paula L. Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULA by Isabel Allende
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1995

"A fascinating window into the creative world of Allende, who, with dignity and courage, tells her life's story as reflected through the tragic death of her daughter."
In her first nonfiction work, Allende (The Infinite Plan, 1993, etc.) produces a beautiful and deeply personal account of the process of grieving and the power of stories. Read full book review >

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STRANGE BEDFELLOWS by Paula L. Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"A long wind-up and a freeway full of clichés before the plot coalesces and Wood gets around to what's on her mind."
Racism hounds both black and white families. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Paula L. Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Not quite equal to Justice's debut, but still a comer."
In L.A., even the cops are starstruck. Det. Charlotte Justice (Inner City Blues, 1999), who grew up idolizing the achievements of black actor-turned-director Maynard Duncan, catches the case when one of the ailing Maynard's bedside guests adds something lethal to his IV drip. Read full book review >

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INNER CITY BLUES by Paula L. Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Anthologist Woods (Spooks, Spies, and Private Eyes, 1995) puts an African-American spin on Sara Paretsky's trademarks (the broad canvas filled with big events, the tough-as-the-boys heroine, the gimlet eye for urban corruption) in this important debut."
When the City of Angels goes haywire following the beating of Reginald Denny, the last person you want to be is a black detective in the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A landmark collection no library of crime should be without."
A pioneering anthology of 22 stories and excerpts by, and mainly about, African-American hands. Read full book review >

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DIRTY LAUNDRY by Paula L. Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"If you need a reason not to move to LA, take the police exam, or run for office, count on Woods to give it to you."
Another busy night of high-profile corpses for LAPD Robbery-Homicide. Read full book review >

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PAULA BUNYAN by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"The text is printed on cream-toned stock, often with black-and-white vignettes contributing to the old-timey look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paula Bunyan, who could outwrestle her more famous brother Paul "three times out of six," gets tired of hauling ferries across the river on her shoulders and sets out for more open spaces where she can sing without breaking china and walk without running out of forest. Read full book review >

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PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

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EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1993

"An unsparing and perceptive briefing on a pocketbook issue whose complexities appear beyond the grasp of mass media."
A journalist's informed audit of the factors that brought America's S&Ls to grief. Read full book review >