Search Results: "Stuart Taylor Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The subject may be hard to talk about, but it must be, and this is a valuable contribution to opening that needed discussion."
Sure-to-be-controversial take on race-based considerations of student need and institutional diversity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 1995

"An unarresting brush-with-stardom memoir that contributes an average-Joe alternative to the familiar Elvis clichÇs. (photos, not seen)"
For hard-core fans only, a dull memoir of a few months in Elvis Presley's two-year military career. Read full book review >

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Kiss of Salvation by Waights  Taylor Jr.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2014

"Fast-paced detective fiction with a 1940s flair."
In Taylor's (Our Southern Home, 2011) crime novel set in the late 1940s, a serial killer in Birmingham, Alabama, targets African-American prostitutes, and a detective with a sense of social justice intends to stop him. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 2011

"An intense work of history that sharply outlines a period of violent injustice in America's history."
Taylor combines the story of his own family's history with the infamous trials of the Scottsboro Boys and the burgeoning activism of Rosa Parks in the racially segregated and tumultuous South. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A cautionary tale for all readers."
Hot-off-the-press reprobation of the badly flawed indictment process in this notorious incident. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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SUSAN SONTAG
by Michael Valinsky

In her new short story collection, Debriefing, Susan Sontag showcases her incredible skill at drawing readers in through jarring narrative gestures, confusing character arcs, and an unremittingly flirtatious tendency to poke fun at the possibilities of the imagination. “As a young writer Sontag wasn’t interested in the more conventional kind of fiction that was based in scene-making. She was after ...


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BOOK REVIEW

POACHED by Stuart Gibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"This thrill-ride of a mystery is chock-full of hijinks for middle-grade sleuths and budding zoologists alike. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Belly Up (2010), 12-year-old trouble-magnet Teddy is still living at FunJungle, a massive zoo and amusement park, with his primatologist mother and wildlife photographer father. Read full book review >

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MY BRILLIANT IDEA (AND HOW IT CAUSED MY DOWNFALL) by Stuart David
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"Funny but fluffy, this is an engaging diversion, if not a particularly memorable one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Jack schemes to win the help of a classmate who distrusts him in this first offering for teens from Scottish musician and author David. Read full book review >