Search Results: "Sam Bingham"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"Bingham's is a rare and beautifully written account of hard lives in hard times, and must reading for those interested in the future of the American West. (Author tour)"
An unsettling report on the decline of agriculture in the dry margins of the American West. Read full book review >

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PURE SLAUGHTER VALUE by Robert Bingham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Still, there's enough distinctive work here to indicate the appearance of a disturbing new talent."
A promising if somewhat repetitive first gathering of short fiction, charting the rather aimless, amoral behavior of generally well-to-do twenty- and thirty-somethings. Read full book review >

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MORDECAI by Emily Bingham
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Depicted with precision and sympathy: the adventures of a single family prove to also be the story of how America changed Judaism in the 19th century. (16 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Bingham's debut presents Jews in knee-breeches and hoop skirts, capturing the chosen people's romance with America in a family history through three generations. 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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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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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 >

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MUMMY'S LEGS by Kate Bingham
Released: Feb. 15, 2000

"Efforts at seriousness that read like daytime TV on the page."
Sarah Ellis is ten when her mother Catherine tries to commit suicide—in a first novel from Britisher Bingham that tries hard but fails to be meaningful or moving. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"Deeply researched, Bingham's engrossing biography brings her glamorous, tormented ancestor vividly to life."
A colorful portrait of a daring woman. Read full book review >

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SHARK GIRL by Kelly Bingham
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"A promising start for Bingham. (Fiction. YA)"
This debut novel, written primarily in poetry form reminiscent of Sonya Sones's Stop Pretending (1999), follows a 15-year-old girl after she loses her right arm to a shark. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2016

"People like Bingham (b. 1963), who 'missed the party,' may be astonished by aspects of this tumultuous story. Baby boomers will find themselves infuriated once again by vivid accounts of the My Lai massacre, the Kent State and Jackson State shootings, and other tumultuous events."
An engrossing oral history of the youth rebellion of the 1960s. 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 >