Search Results: "Peter Godwin"


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WHEN A CROCODILE EATS THE SUN by Peter Godwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2007

"A haunting story."
Zimbabwe's disintegration in the hands of ruthless dictator Robert Mugabe, recounted in careful, beautifully crafted prose by a journalist born and raised there. Read full book review >

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MUKIWA by Peter Godwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"A remarkable national and personal saga that, even in the darkest of its many dark moments, remains sensitive, insightful, and humane."
The insanity of war, the beauty and mystery of Africa, the chaotic death pangs of colonialism, an extraordinary coming-of-age: All swirl hauntingly together in this compelling account of the end of Rhodesia. Read full book review >

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THE FEAR by Peter Godwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2011

"The author's return to his beloved homeland transformed by violence and no longer familiar proves heart-wrenching and extremely moving."
Godwin (When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa, 2007, etc.), a white Zimbabwean journalist schooled in and relocated to England, bears brave witness to the last brutal days of Robert Mugabe's dictatorship. Read full book review >

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GRIEF COTTAGE by Gail Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Godwin approaches many of her usual melancholic themes from a different angle and raises the question of whether we get what we want or we get what we need."
Spirits of all types haunt characters in Godwin's latest examination of grief and loss. Read full book review >

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UNFINISHED DESIRES by Gail Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"A strong story populated by a host of memorable characters—smart, satisfying fiction, one of the author's best in years."
After a couple of subpar efforts, Godwin (Queen of the Underworld, 2006, etc.) is back in top form with a gripping tale of jealousies and power struggles at a Catholic girls' school. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though not really much more than a commonplace book of the author's personal fascinations, many readers will dip into this appealing grab-bag with pleasure and sometimes surprise."
Bestselling novelist Godwin (Evensong, 1999, etc.) stitches an intimate sampler of the ways we humans have imagined acts of the heart through time and across cultures. Read full book review >

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VIOLET CLAY by Gail Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 1978

"Godwin's quick, amusingly sharp-tongued narrative assigns the feminist slant to a rich undertone rather than an overlay, making this a bright, but not uncompassionate scoring of the corrosive, self-pitying dramas we block out for ourselves when we live our lives as bad fiction."
Flashbacks at the ready, artist Violet Clay—thirtyish, jobless, broke, drinking heavily in her Manhattan digs—broods over life and Art as she sketches her latest freelance assignment in Gothic book jackets: "over two hundred women running away from houses." Read full book review >

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EVENSONG by Gail Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"A solid piece of work from one of our most thoughtful popular novelists."
In a satisfying sequel to Father Melancholy's Daughter (1990), Godwin contemplates family ties, the prickly bonds of marriage, and the varieties of religious faith. Read full book review >

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FALLING FROM GRACE by Jane Godwin
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Annie and Kip tell this riveting story of disappearance and search in alternating voices laced with insights about their own journey from innocence to experience. (Fiction. 11-15)"
The disappearance of a 12-year-old girl along the coast of Australia during a storm disrupts her family and a 14-year-old boy who accidentally becomes involved. Read full book review >

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Alpha Beta Zero to Zillion Word Codes for Numbers by Godwin Lekwuwa
Released: Dec. 28, 2015

"A number-remembering system that works, although mastering it may take some practice."
Debut author Lekwuwa delivers a guidebook about a system for remembering numbers. Read full book review >

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MR. BEDFORD AND THE MUSES by Gail Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1983

"In sum: luminous fictions, full of quiet, patiently earned discoveries."
In one very short novel and five short stories, Godwin continues to monitor—with a kind of wary bemusement—the fascinating whorls and asocial display of personalities lost within their own outsize needs and dilemmas. Read full book review >