Search Results: "Phyllis Alesia Perry"


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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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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 >

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BARTLEBY OF THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI by Phyllis Shalant
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"There are no interior illustrations, but the cover aptly conveys the final amiable relationship that is reached between Seezer and Bartleby when they realize they must put aside their opposite natures and work as a team to reach their final destination. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Shalant (The Great Eye, 1996, etc.) presents a delightful fantasy about a pet turtle named Bartleby who wants to return to his home in the Mississippi. Read full book review >

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WHEN PIRATES CAME TO BROOKLYN by Phyllis Shalant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

After her best friend moves away, sixth-grader Lee Bloom meets some neighborhood children whose imaginative games fighting pirates in the attic of their home capture her imagination. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"News junkies, except those from Philadelphia, may want to skim."
A worthy but exhausting case study of the 1991 Philadelphia mayoral election, in which reporters emphasized the horse race over substantive issues. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 1999

"Curiously involving miniatures of five brave women who confronted, but did not always overcome, rigid social barriers. (5 b&w photos)"
Brief biographies of five Japanese women who challenged national mores and cultural expectations in the years before WWII. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN BRIDE IN KABUL by Phyllis Chesler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Intelligent, powerful and timely."
A renowned psychotherapist's richly compelling memoir about how her experiences as an Afghan man's wife shaped her as both a feminist and human rights activist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 1996

"Thought-provoking reading on the creation of gender identity for anyone who has a child or has ever been one."
Calling for ``gender independence,'' freedom from the tyranny of masculine and feminine stereotypes, Burke (Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son, 1993; Atomic Candy, 1989) relies more on anecdote and example than on theory and sustained argument, thereby giving current discussions on gender a human face—and a wider audience. Read full book review >