Search Results: "Robert Whitaker"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"A great story, deftly told."
The tale of the first European scientific expedition to South America and its extraordinary aftermath. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Sure packs a wallop."
An absorbing, sometimes harrowing history of the medical treatment of the mentally ill in the US, from its roots in England—think Bedlam—to the present, and a scorching indictment of the status quo. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF KENTUCKY by Alecia Whitaker
FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Solid, just like its setting. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Set in small-town Kentucky, this coming-of-age story depicts the ups and downs of 14-year-old Ricki Jo Winstead as she tries on a new identity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"The author connects the dots between tea-rooms and social change, but the picture that emerges is a rough sketch, even for its limited audience. (8 pp. color photos, not seen; 85 b&w illustrations)"
Food writer Whitaker carves out a niche—a very small niche—in history: the rise and decline of the American tea-room during the first half of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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I'm Sleeping With The Pastor! by Sena Whitaker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 20, 2013

"A bold, personal collection of a pastor's wife's experiences and advice."
An inside look at the life of a pastor's wife, along with advice on how to succeed in such a role. Read full book review >

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WILDFLOWER by Alecia Whitaker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"This tender introduction to a newly minted country superstar sets the stage for a compelling series. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Bird Barrett's life isn't exactly normal: Since she was 9, she has been touring, playing bluegrass music with the Barrett Family Band. Read full book review >

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MY LONG TRIP HOME by Mark Whitaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A fascinating personal treatise on racial identity and complicated father-son dynamics."
A heavily detailed and highly readable account of the author's lineage. Read full book review >

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ASSUMING THE POSITION by Rick Whitaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

Whitaker's flaccid memoir of life as a gay male prostitute denies the reader even the giddy thrill of voyeurism in service of an existential life lesson which even Sartre would have decried as banal. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOX by Whitaker Ringwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Readers will relish this sparkling adventure, which offers plenty of action, humor, age-appropriate danger and mental calisthenics. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Fresh voices make this story a winner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2010

"Compelling but frustratingly narrow and not terribly convincing."
More questions than answers emerge from this intriguing look at the problematic marriage that helped spark the English Civil War. Read full book review >