Search Results: "Persia Woolley"


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GUINEVERE by Persia Woolley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Guin'' doing their still- marvelous stuff."
In this last of Woolley's Arthurian trilogy, Queen Guinevere witnesses the crumbling of the kingdom and knightly brotherhood at Camelot, loses husband and lover, and, though committed to the Mother Goddess and the Old Ways, lives out her days in a Christian convent. Read full book review >

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GOING ONCE by Robert Woolley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Refreshingly irreverent, Woolley lampoons his glittery worldand himselfwith good humor and style."
With amiable chutzpah, the head of the decorative arts department at Sotheby's tells the story of his fabulous rise in the arts and society. ``Collecting at Sotheby's is the penultimate act,'' declares Woolley. Read full book review >

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THE NETWORK by Scott Woolley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"Beginning in the era of an 'ever-expanding worldwide web of cables,' the book is readable but could have been fleshed out more fully."
The past envisions the future in a short book that spans a century of revolutions in communications. Read full book review >

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BLACK ORCHID BLUES by Persia Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Stylistically akin to the pulps, with lots of gruesome twists and turns and impossibilities and every so often a list of '20s touchstones, including famous names and venues."
A grisly rendering of Harlem in the 1920s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A well-told story of discovery, conquest, business and politics."
Comprehensive account of the first permanent English colony in North America. Read full book review >

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HARLEM REDUX by Persia Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Good historical fun, for the most part, with some impeccable scenery."
A debut novel, set in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, about a young lawyer's quest to uncover the truth behind his sister's death. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Splendid research; feeble prose."
The son of a WWI fighter pilot describes, in most flattering and rarely analytical prose, the exploits of his father and of other airmen who helped win the war to end all wars. Read full book review >