Search Results: "Samantha Power"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2002

"A well-reasoned argument for the moral necessity of halting genocide wherever it occurs, and an unpleasant reminder of our role in enabling it, however unwittingly."
The executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy presents a superb analysis of the US government's evident unwillingness to intervene in ethnic slaughter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"A well-rendered account of one of the UN's best in pursuit of 'the flame of idealism that motivated many to strive to combat injustice and that inspired the vulnerable to believe that help would soon come.'"
Biography of the handsome Brazilian intellectual who served as the UN's top troubleshooter from East Timor and Bosnia to Iraq, where he died in a terrorist car bombing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Reverential but mostly evenhanded assessment of a singular diplomat."
An elucidating collection of writing by and about the late fiery, outspoken, undeniably capable United Nations ambassador and longtime diplomat. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHA HUNT
by Lucas Loredo

Samantha Hunt’s fiction lies in the meeting place between our common reality and the expanded reality of dreams, transformations, visitations, and conjurings. In her previous novels, teenagers communicate with the dead, a man travels through time over Queens, and men emerge from and disappear into the ocean. Hunt’s latest book, a collection of stories titled The Dark Dark, again inhabits ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD REMAINS by Nani Power
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Adroitly told, but never quite demonstrates its relevance."
Second-novelist Power (Crawling at Night, 2001) proves resolutely that the South will never rise again. Read full book review >

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ROOFWALKER by Susan Power
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An interesting perspective on an unfamiliar world. Tales that are well crafted but ultimately rather repetitive."
Twelve pieces, a combination of fiction and nonfiction, describe life among Native Americans who have left the reservations and entered mainstream society. Read full book review >

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THE GRASS DANCER by Susan Power
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 1994

"Startling and complex, but always in the most natural way. (First serial to the Paris Review, VLS, and the Atlantic Monthly; Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selections; author tour)"
Power's potent debut is less a novel than a multilayered portrait of a North Dakota Sioux community. Read full book review >

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GREEN DOLL: MOTHER AMERICA'S SON by Doug Power
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"A thoughtful exploration of racism and the multifaceted characters are the biggest draws in this rigorous family melodrama."
In Power's drama (Being White: A Memoir, 2012), a black woman starts a relationship with a rich white man, who may help her and her family have a better life. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SOULS’ REUNION by Suzanne Power
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"A bit heavy-handed at times but affecting even so."
An ornate and moving debut about a young Irish woman's return to her ancestral home, where she attempts to make peace with her family's troubled history. Read full book review >

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BATTLE CRY by Kris Power
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2014

"An experience-based Christian guide for overcoming turmoil through prayer and faith."
Power, a Christian mother, offers her first autobiography, a self-help book to provide solace to other Christian women in a difficult, challenging world. Read full book review >