Search Results: "Sallie Bingham"


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STRAIGHT MAN by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Bingham's more characteristic satirical tone would have been welcome in this love story of an uninteresting pair."
A lonely Kentucky college professor and a peripatetic young actress bring out the worst in each other in this lackluster romance by Bingham, author of the much better Matron of Honor (1993) and Small Victories (1992). Read full book review >

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SMALL VICTORIES by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"A shriving family portrait gallery, both compassionate and ruthless."
``There isn't much sap in this family anymore. Read full book review >

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CORY’S FEAST by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Bingham (Transgressions, 2002, etc.) serves up an uneasy mixture of New Age self-realization and Cosmo feminism, less interested in whodunit than in 'who done me.'"
Why exactly is the eponymous heroine so bent on investigating the death of her ex-lover Roy Cross, a Navajo activist in New Mexico's Pueblo country? Read full book review >

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TRANSGRESSIONS by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Stylistically rooted in the conventional, probing at the transgressive."
Eleven tales in a third collection from veteran small-press author Bingham (Straight Man, 1996, etc.) Read full book review >

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THE BLUE BOX by Sallie Bingham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A memoir of three generations of women rich in historical detail."
The matrilineal heritage of a successful author. Read full book review >

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MATRON OF HONOR by Sallie Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"Bingham's satire is softer, neater here, and you care for her people—with all their several moral glitches."
In Bingham's last two, women were dog-tired and dog-tied within the fiefdoms of stultifying men (a lethally jovial politico in Small Victories; a nice rejecting husband and a not-so-nice rejecting lover in Upstate, p. 387). Read full book review >

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UPSTATE by Sallie Bingham
Released: June 1, 1993

"Disappointing, in the light of Bingham's other work, but diverting."
Bingham's blistering, high-voltage portrait of a woman tantruming through a life-crisis-within-sexual-obsession lacks the icy control of the shrewd Small Victories (1992), but, still, her latest has a wayward fascination. Read full book review >

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DEADLIEST OF SINS by Sallie Bissell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2014

"Even if Bissell fits the pieces together a little too neatly to inspire belief, the sixth case for Mary (Music of Ghosts, 2013, etc.) is a smart and well-paced mystery with a gutsy protagonist and a touch of romance."
A possible hate crime and the report of a kidnapping bring a North Carolina lawyer more than she bargained for. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"The journal's most charming aspects, however, are the artful sketches and watercolor paintings—and the endearingly childlike sense of wonder reflected throughout. (author's note, birding resources) (Poetry/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Longtime bird enthusiast Wolf observes, sketches, paints and writes poems about the robins, juncos, wrens and cardinals that venture near her Illinois home. Read full book review >

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IN THE FOREST OF HARM by Sallie Bissell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2001

"Nonetheless: a shrewdly judged female actioner, tailor-made for audiences who would've loved Deliverance if it hadn't been for all the guy stuff."
An Atlanta prosecutor, revisiting the area where her Cherokee mother was slain 12 years earlier, steps off the edge of the civilized universe into a world of trouble. Read full book review >

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VIOLATION by Sallie Tisdale
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2016

"Compassion and empathy inform these gracefully wrought essays."
A thoughtful collection about how writing essays "is to be haunted by our own lies." Read full book review >

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TO HEAR A NIGHTINGALE by Charlotte Bingham
Released: April 28, 1989

British novelist Bingham's US debut novel: the story of a mistreated girl from New Hampshire who is swept off her feet by charming Irishman—and into the world of high-stakes horse-racing. Read full book review >