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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"With apparent effortlessness, Fink tells the Memorial story with cogency and atmosphere."
Pulitzer Prize-winning medical journalist/investigator Fink (War Hospital, 2003) submits a sophisticated, detailed recounting of what happened at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2013

"New, urgent awareness of seeing black women as, in the words of BET co-founder Sheila Johnson, 'fully human and fully powerful.'"
In this thorough study of popular icons and real women, an update of the 2010 edition, Parks (American Studies/Univ. of Maryland) finds the myth of the strong black woman—variously known as the Sacred Dark Feminine, Black Madonna, Mammy, Angry Black Woman—both slippery and resonant. Read full book review >

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THE DRESS LODGER by Sheri Holman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Another stunner from a gifted and versatile new master of historical fiction. (First printing of 40,000; Book-of-the- Month/Quality Paperback Book Club selections)"
If Clive Barker ever writes a historical novel, he'll be hard pressed to invent horrors more lurid than the rotting corpses and dangling viscera that grace, so to speak, this lurid and fascinating second novel from Holman (A Stolen Tongue, 1997). 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 >