Search Results: "Sheri Booker"


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NINE YEARS UNDER by Sheri Booker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2013

"An informative but occasionally too-dry behind-the-scenes look into the funeral industry and its reflection on contemporary society in inner-city Baltimore."
A young woman makes a life out of working with death. Read full book review >

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UTTERLY YOURS, BOOKER JONES by Betsy Duffey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

Booker Jones is an aspiring novelist, having already completed several works including Worms from the Planet Spaghetti and Moon Mummy. Read full book review >

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FUR-EVER YOURS, BOOKER JONES by Betsey Duffey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"A fine choice to recommend to determined young writers burning to join the ranks of the published, along with Andrew Clements's The School Story (p. 582). (Fiction. 10-12)"
Meet Booker Jones, a bookish and likable young man on a mission: he is determined to become a published science-fiction writer, continuing his quest from the first volume in the series, Utterly Yours, Booker Jones (1995). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Significant ideas entangled in turgid and uninviting prose."
A dense reassessment of an iconic figure in American history with special attention to his notion of race relations as a key to social progress for African-Americans. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU HERE FOR WHAT I’M HERE FOR? by Brian Booker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Carefully curated and slightly delicate tales of pedestrian terror."
Seven phantasmagorical stories from debut author Booker. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL CAGE by David Booker
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A triumphant intermingling of the sci-fi and mystery genres."
In Booker's (King Slayer, 2004) sci-fi murder mystery, a police officer looks into the savage death of a teleporter inventor. Read full book review >

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THE ILIAC CREST by Cristina Rivera  Garza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An existential gothic tale about the high stakes of understanding—and accepting—the self."
In this surreal queer novel, a mysterious woman disrupts the unhappy life of a doctor and forces him to confront the hidden depths of his gender identity. Read full book review >

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A GRACIOUS PLENTY by Sheri Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A southern tearjerker with some nice surprises—and likely to be a swift success. (First printing of 300,000)"
Reynolds again hits pay dirt with a third novel, after Bitterroot Landing (1995) and The Rapture of Canaan (1996)—the latter, as everyone knows, a recent selection of Oprah's Book Club and now enjoying its fifth week at the top of the bestseller lists. Read full book review >

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THE RAPTURE OF CANAAN by Sheri Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 1996

"Fire and brimstone that goes tepid at times but is really chilling overall. (Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
A second tragedy-laden southern coming-of-age tale from Reynolds (Bitterroot Landing, 1995)—this one, set in a strict and punitive religious community, with a good, gothic allure despite its lamentably plodding prose. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST BOOK OF DAVID by Larry L. Booker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2013

"A riveting re-creation of a biblical tale."
A historical novel about the life and times of King David. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 29, 2002

"An earnest, well-intentioned project likely to interest readers intrigued by the end times, despite its limited fatidic power"
Booker's debut collection attempts to share the epiphany he reached when returning to Christianity after a 21-year lapse. Read full book review >