Search Results: "Sallie Tisdale"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Tisdale caters to our insatiable, 'secret' appetite for the bonding and sacrament of food, a lonely and famished nostalgia that exposes our millennial cupboards as bare."
An appetizing critique of modern food culture, spiced with gourmet phrasing, that questions America's continuing affair with Happy Meal cuisine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Fluidly written, sexy, probing, personally revealing, and wise."
Tisdale (Stepping Westward, 1991, etc.) leads an enthusiastic amateur's tour through sex in America (with a few brief forays abroad). 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"An odd and lovely work for partisans of the region and nature- lovers in general."
The Pacific Northwest, as concept and reality, is the focus of this impressionistic, strangely seductive pastiche from lifelong area-resident Tisdale (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, 1986; Harvest Moon, 1987; Lot's Wife, 1988). Read full book review >

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SALLIE GAL AND THE WALL-A-KEE MAN by Shelia P. Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Adding to the appeal of the straightforward story and short chapters, Daly's numerous illustrations bring the characters to life. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Eight-year-old Sallie Gal desperately wants hair ribbons like her cousin Wild Cat's, but with her father away in the army, times are hard on Cumbo Road and her mother insists she work to pay for them. 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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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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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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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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LEGACY OF MASKS by Sallie Bissell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2005

"There's a big, vengeful spectral bear and some Indian magic, but not a lot of real tension. Too bad. Mary Crow, when she's not being perky and upbeat, is fairly attractive and could be interesting."
Mary Crow, kickass Atlanta prosecutor, ditches her nice anthropologist boyfriend in Peru to return to her native North Carolina mountains for a reunion with her previous, less urbane boyfriend—and stumbles on small-town depravity. 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 >