Search Results: "Phyllis Alesia Perry"


BOOK REVIEW

STIGMATA by Phyllis Alesia Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 1998

"The ordeal of slavery and its victims' courageous survival of its legacy have seldom found such memorable symbolic expression. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club Selection)"
Though it's slightly over-indebted to Toni Morrison's fiction (especially Song of Solomon and Beloved) and occasionally flawed by needlessly abstract statement, there's little else wrong with this powerful first novel, the work of a Pulitzer-winning Atlanta journalist. Read full book review >

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A SUNDAY IN JUNE by Phyllis Alesia Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Despite an unwieldy narrative and overly intricate plot: an extremely readable and interesting portrait of a lost time and place."
Second-novelist Perry (Stigmata, 1998) follows the fortunes and travails of an upwardly mobile African-American clan across much of the country and most of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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APRIL FOOL, PHYLLIS! by Susanna Leonard Hill
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"No fooling—here's a lighthearted romp that highlights an often overlooked holiday. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's evident some things run in the family for the legendary Punxsutawney Phil's niece Phyllis. Read full book review >

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A BOY NAMED PHYLLIS by Frank DeCaro
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"While DeCaro can be an incisive observer, his book has about as much lasting resonance as one of his newspaper columns."
DeCaro, a humorist, newspaper columnist, and contributing editor of Martha Stewart Living, offers an insistently breezy memoir of growing up gay in New Jersey. Read full book review >

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I REMEMBER MISS PERRY by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A tasteful and valuable contribution. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young Stevie and his classmates experience human loss for the first time when a beloved teacher dies. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR ANNE PERRY by Joanne Drayton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"Occasionally uneven but a pleasure for Perry's loyal fans and a book that is likely to win her some new ones as well."
Literary biographer Drayton (Design/Unitec Institute of Technology; Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime, 2008, etc.) turns her attention to novelist Anne Perry (b. 1938) and the past she couldn't keep hidden. Read full book review >

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I DREAMED I MARRIED PERRY MASON by Susan Kandel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"The verdict: thumbs up to newcomer Kandel's series for its snappy dialogue and carefully worked-out plot."
Witty "biography" of the creator of America's favorite lawyer lands a former beauty queen in big legal trouble. Read full book review >

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ANGELS THREE: THE KAREN PERRY STORY by Landon J. Napoleon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2015

"An absorbing read that serves as a reminder to cherish every moment."
On the evening before Thanksgiving, an airplane shuttling Perry's ex-husband and three small children crashed into a mountainside, killing them instantly. This biography charts Perry's journey to, and eventually beyond, that "agonizing night." Read full book review >

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ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK by Leslie Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Well-crafted, warm, and wonderful. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Positive thinking proves powerful for Perry Cook and his incarcerated mother. Read full book review >

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ANNE PERRY AND THE MURDER OF THE CENTURY by Peter Graham
Released: May 1, 2013

"A worthy retrospective that feels chilling in the manner of novelist Perry."
A New Zealand lawyer revisits the highly publicized, mysterious case of matricide in his country in 1954. Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF INDIGO by Alesia Kunz
Released: March 19, 2012

"An offbeat dystopian novel that may find readers outside of sci-fi fandom."
In Kunz's (Shangrila and Linda, 1981) latest novel, a woman battles a repressive society and struggles with her own sense of self in a futuristic, dystopian world. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"An often engaging read for readers interested in cultural aspects of teaching and counseling."
A book that offers progressive ideas on how to incorporate cultural awareness into a truly effective grief counseling program. Read full book review >