Search Results: "Roy Heath"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW BRIDE by Roy Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 1995

"It's hard to believe it didn't win."
The Guyanese-born Heath (the superb Armstrong Trilogy, 1994, etc.) surpasses himself with this ambitious, vividly written, psychologically rich chronicle—set in his own colorfully multiracial native country—of compromised ambition and family conflict. Read full book review >

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THE MURDERER by Roy Heath
Released: March 10, 1992

"A large cast, encompassing both Georgetown's precarious bourgeoisie and its slum-dwellers, supplies a jabber of different voices and occasional vitality to Heath's essentially lifeless story—lifeless because Galton never makes the leap from case- history to flesh-and-blood individual."
Guyana, that Caribbean-oriented, erstwhile British colony in South America, is the setting for this short psychological study of repression: published in England to some acclaim in 1978, but the first US publication for this Guyanese-born, London-based author. Read full book review >

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ROY LICHTENSTEIN by Lou Ann Walker
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"But ultimately, though this is far from a complete picture, there's much here that's intriguing about the craft of this unique contemporary; the book may well inspire interest in his work. (Nonfiction. 9- 12)"
A harmoniously formatted portrait of a pop artist of sure interest to young readers, with excellent quotes from interviews, 20 telling color photos of the artist at work, and 19 reproductions of his paintings and sculptures. Read full book review >

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KWAKU by Roy Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"There's no longer any doubt that Heath is one of the world's best writers."
A first American edition of the 1982 novel (winner of England's Guardian Prize) that introduced the appealing antihero of Heath's recent The Ministry of Hope (1997). Read full book review >

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THE MINISTRY OF HOPE by Roy Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"On all counts, a triumph."
A wonderful comic novel about an irrepressible hustler and the culture that spawns and sustains him, set in Guyana, by the Guyanese-born author whose prizewinning fiction includes The Armstrong Trilogy (1994) and The Shadow Bride (1995). Read full book review >

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THE ARMSTRONG TRILOGY by Roy Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1994

"The result is harrowing in its simplicity and cumulative force."
A spare, bleak saga of two generations in the life of a Guyanese family struggling for respectability but unable to snatch any but the most fleeting moments of happiness. Read full book review >

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FROM THE HEART OF THE DAY by Roy Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1993

"One wonders how much hope the sequels can offer the younger Armstrongs."
The opening installment, first published in England in 1979, of a generational trilogy about the luckless Armstrong family of Georgetown by Guyanese writer Heath. Read full book review >

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ROY & LILLIE by Loren D. Estleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"More anecdotal than novelistic, it's too slight to rank with his best, but the Estleman hallmark has always been the quality of the prose. After 60 or so books (Alone, 2009, etc.) that remains fresh, flavorful and worth the price."
Rowdy Roy Bean, lovely Lillie Langtry—a fine romance with no kisses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROY WILKINS by Yvonne Ryan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Brings deserved attention to the accomplishments of a dedicated, savvy man."
A solid biography of the man who headed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for nearly a quarter of a century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIJOU ROY by Ronica Dhar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"On balance, this impressive debut novel will leave readers grateful for Dhar's thoughtful command of her material and eager to see her extend her range still further."
India's recent past and her Hindu family's own fragmented history complicate the new life sought in America by this dramatic first novel's eponymous protagonist. Read full book review >

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THE BUNDLE AT BLACKTHORPE HEATH by Mark Copeland
ANIMALS
Released: June 26, 2006

"A good prospect for hottest ticket of the season. (website) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Why bother with flea circuses when elephant-sized trained snails and stag beetles are eager to perform under the big top to rhythms beaten out by honeybee drummers, while clowns with frisky pill-bug companions provoke shouts of laughter from the crowds? Read full book review >

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ROY MAKES A CAR by Mary E. Lyons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Tain't no telling what he'll try next.' (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Lyons wheels out a terrific new tall-tale character in a Florida yarn based on a fragment collected by Zora Neale Hurston. Read full book review >