Search Results: "Spencer Overton"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2006

"An approachable and constructive work."
Voting rights are under siege in America, declares the author, who proposes several sweeping remedies. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"At times brutally funny reading about midlife coming-of-age."
When Chicago anesthesiologist and debut memoirist Overton turned 44, her world turned permanently and irrevocably upside-down. Read full book review >

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BABY DOLL by Hollie  Overton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Overton, while capturing the unique bond shared by identical twins, never manages to maintain narrative momentum beyond a series of heartfelt vignettes."
Held captive for eight years, a woman and her young daughter escape only to find that the outside world can be as frightening as their locked room. Read full book review >

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PORTRAITS by John Berger
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Although some of the more mannered pieces don't work as well as others, it's always Berger's unique, captivating mind on display in these unabashedly personal essays—and that never disappoints."
A Berger sampler: the esteemed art critic offers up personal portraits of a wide array of well-known and lesser-known artists and art works. Read full book review >

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HOPE FOR A COOL PILLOW by Margaret Overton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A timely, informed contribution to the ongoing debate over our nation's health care policies."
A moving argument for the reform of end-of-life care. Read full book review >

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THE WAY OF THE GUN by Iain Overton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 2016

"A passionate mix of rhetoric and travelogue, Overton's book takes the gun debate into impressive new territory."
In Overton's first book, the British journalist travels the globe to see how the logic of the Second Amendment has affected people beyond America's borders. Read full book review >

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LANDSCAPES by John Berger
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Although Landscapes requires some observational flexibility to experience with a feeling of cohesion, these worldly essays are timeless, inspiring works of critical observation."
Landscapes in the loosest, most metaphorical sense of the term, this illuminating compilation of essays by Berger (Portraits, 2015, etc.) aims to situate a range of art criticism into an accessible realm. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETEST HEIST IN HISTORY by Octavia Spencer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Good sleuthing fun supported by compelling character arcs. (spy tips, crafts, recipes) (Mystery. 8-12)"
Deer Creek's middle school ninja detectives of The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit (2013) take on crime in New York City. Read full book review >

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BLACKSTONE AND THE WOLF OF WALL STREET by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The case of the banker in the bunker provides enough wit, puzzlement and class warfare to delight the most devoted Blackstone fan."
Marooned in the United States, Inspector Sam Blackstone investigates the kidnapping of a business tycoon. Read full book review >

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BYGONES by LaVyrle Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1992

"Apart from some frantic sex, it's as sunny and bland as milk pudding—though with a selling uplift message."
By the author of Forgiving and other romances, a sizable stretch of musing and talk as a couple, divorced six years before, find their way back together. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH MAKER by Sally Spencer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"The dark secrets behind the bright flames make Spencer's latest a first-class chiller."
Still fascinated by fire, Spencer goes from Guy Fawkes revelry (The Enemy Within, 2003) to serious witch-burnings as Charlie Woodend finds a town so inbred even his stubborn cloggin-it can't make a dent. Read full book review >