Search Results: "Pearl Witherington Cornioley"


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CODE NAME PAULINE by Pearl Witherington Cornioley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A gripping, true story of a courageous secret agent fighting behind enemy lines, as riveting as any work of historical fiction. (photographs, source notes, bibliography) (Memoir. 12-18)"
One of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters shares her remarkable, heroic story in this revealing chronicle of her experiences as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive. Read full book review >

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JUST WANNA TESTIFY by Pearl Cleage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2011

"Vampy romp best appreciated by existing fans of the West End series."
Five sexy vampires show up in Atlanta, causing considerable consternation for local godfather Blue Hamilton and his wife Regina. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN TALIBAN by Pearl Abraham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"Cutting away from John at the critical moment robs the reader of the opportunity to see his ideals and mettle truly tested, leaving only the ideological travelogue of a disengaged slacker."
A 19-year-old would-be mystic skims the surface of jihad, in Abraham's fourth (The Seventh Beggar, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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SEEN IT ALL AND DONE THE REST by Pearl Cleage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2008

"Good intentions, good politics and a spirited heroine can't salvage the paint-by-numbers plot."
Predictable tale of a woman going back home and helping her struggling community. Read full book review >

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THE SEVENTH BEGGAR by Pearl Abraham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"A fascinating and scary tale that collapses under the weight of its own esoterica. Abraham (The Romance Reader, 1995, etc.) rambles maddeningly, and her account may be incomprehensible to any not well-versed in the arcana of Hasidic folklore and theology."
An unrelentingly recondite tale about a young Yeshiva scholar who comes to grief by delving too deeply into the stories of a Hasidic mystic. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 2, 1993

"A few pieces are disappointingly slight, and two or three may resemble manifestos more than polished essays, but, as a whole, a fresh, gripping, and sane collection."
From Atlanta Tribune columnist Cleage, essays that treat sex and politics from an African-American feminist perspective and that are—with minor exceptions—powerful, outspoken, and fluent. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DICKENS by Matthew Pearl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2009

"A pleasing whodunit that resolves nicely, bookending Dan Simmons's novel Drood (2009) as an imaginative exercise in what might be called alternative literary history."
A rousing yarn of opium, book pirating, murder most foul, man-on-man biting and other shenanigans—and that's just for starters. Read full book review >

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THE TECHNOLOGISTS by Matthew Pearl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Of appeal to fans of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films, as well as aficionados of a good adventure layered with batteries, transformers and navigational tools."
Brains and technology battle evil in Pearl's (The Last Dickens, 2009, etc.) latest, an improbable but entertaining yarn of weird science. Read full book review >

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TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME by Pearl Cleage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2010

"Refusing to challenge her characters, Cleage (Seen It All and Done the Rest, 2008, etc.) undermines an exciting premise."
A charismatic minister's apostasy threatens his daughter's political ambitions. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND LIZZIE by Nancy Pearl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"There's a fairy-tale quality to the narrative voice and extreme premises of this book that some will find endearing."
He's a celebrity dentist and a prince of a guy; she's a damaged, brilliant young woman obsessed with someone she dated in college. Can their marriage be saved? Read full book review >

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SOME THINGS I NEVER THOUGHT I’D DO by Pearl Cleage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Lively, fluid, disappointingly shallow."
From Oprah author Cleage (What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day . . . , 1997, etc.), a romance steeped in black feminism with a dollop of spiritual mysticism. Read full book review >

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LIBYRINTH by Pearl North
FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2009

"A bibliographic 'Guide to Quotations' nicely wraps up this book-lover's delight. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
This complex novel depicts the final conflict between major subcultures of an Earth colony long divorced from its origins. Read full book review >