Search Results: "Sheri Joseph"


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WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME by Sheri Joseph
Released: April 16, 2013

"A fraught subject, handled with gravitas and, improbably, grace."
A family moves to Costa Rica to heal from a kidnapping. Read full book review >

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BEAR ME SAFELY OVER by Sheri Joseph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Many small tales, nicely wrought, fail to assume a larger cohesion."
National Magazine Award-nominee Joseph's first novel, through a murky plethora of viewpoints, finds a way to tell about a couple of clans of Greene County, Georgia, young people battling more or less successfully for love. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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THE LEGACY OF GLORIA RUSSELL by Sheri Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2004

"Not worth the effort. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Billy is mourning the loss of his friend Gloria, who died suddenly of an aneurysm. Read full book review >

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BITTERROOT LANDING by Sheri Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1995

"The subject of abuse and recovery deserves more skilled treatment than it gets here. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Rape, murder, abuse, incest, self-mutilation, and temporary insanity combine to form an uninspiring first novel. Read full book review >

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THE MAMMOTH CHEESE by Sheri Holman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Part Jon Hassler, part Robert Altman film—and all-around terrific."
A rambunctious third novel from the author of A Stolen Tongue (1997) and The Dress Lodger (2000). Read full book review >

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SWALLOWTAIL by Sheri Meshal
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A captivating novel about love, redemption and the supernatural."
In Meshal's debutnovel, a loving wife and mother must find a way to comfort her family after a traumatic loss: her own disappearance. Read full book review >