Search Results: "Teresa E. Harris"


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THE PERFECT PLACE by Teresa E. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Though good family-in-transition stories are not rare, ones that authentically portray an African-American experience are, and readers will find this one pretty near perfect. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A spirited, stubborn and loyal girl finds the perfect place exactly where she doesn't want it. Read full book review >

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SUMMER JACKSON:  GROWN UP by Teresa E. Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"With a little bit of sparkle and a whole lot of sass, Summer will be right at home with any young girl eager to enter the work world. (Picture Book. 5-9)"
When 7-year-old Summer Jackson decides she wants to be a grown-up right now, she means it. Read full book review >

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ABIDE WITH ME by E. Lynn Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1999

"More of the same from an unadventurous conception."
The lives of five thirtyish African-Americans are updated in this final installment of a trilogy (Invisible Life, 1992; Just As I Am, 1994) that doesn—t stray from the soap-opera conventions that also govern the first two. Read full book review >

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IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE by E. Lynn Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"A sudsy melodrama, to be sure, but one that offers a rare glimpse into the world of gay black men and the challenges they face."
A posthumous novel from Harris (Mama Dearest, 2009, etc.), about gay black men seeking acceptance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"Altogether, much useful advice about handling some of life's major health risks."
An uneven but good-humored attempt to lighten the task of making health decisions. Read full book review >

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MAMA DEAREST by E. Lynn Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"This sequel to Not a Day Goes By (2000) delivers plenty of catty dish with a dash of sentimentality. Fans of Harris, who died in July, will lap it up."
Delicious diva Yancey Harrington Braxton's grand scheme to make her showbiz comeback is complicated by her newly sprung jailbird mother—and a painful secret from the past. Read full book review >

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NOT A DAY GOES BY by E. Lynn Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2000

"Big-hearted, simple-minded tosh that makes Waiting to Exhale look like Anna Karenina."
Bestselling Harris (Abide with Me, 1999, etc.) returns with an inspirational loves-me-not that reads like a trash-talking Magnificent Obsession. Read full book review >

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I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER by E. Lynn Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Moving and honest exploration of sex, sin and redemption."
A gay Atlanta businessman struggles to make peace with his faith and sexuality when his first love unexpectedly reappears. Read full book review >

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AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS by E. Lynn Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"In another's hands, this all-black roadshow saga might make for trashy fun, but Harris's characterizations and dialogue are too flimsily crafted to keep the reader from eying the title wistfully long before the novel chugs to an end in its welter of platitudes."
Harris (Just As I Am, 1994, etc.) adds another to his oeuvre of dramatically aimless and static soap operas. Read full book review >

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THE FIXER by Teresa E. Woods
Released: May 29, 2012

"Solid characters, unpredictable twists and excellent plotting; a must-read for those who enjoy crime fiction."
The compelling tale of a female fixer, who, à la Dexter, dispatches baddies while examining her own dark proclivities. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Lacking cohesiveness, this will likely lead the curious reader to other books."
The expansive criteria in terms of authors, genres and publication dates (2006-09) makes for a treasure trove of discovery in this volume, though it doesn't hold together as well as so many other best-of anthologies. Read full book review >

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IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE by E. Lynn Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"What starts off as an amiable enough soap opera quickly becomes mired in byzantine subplots and friends-stick-by-each-other clichÇs. (Author tour)"
A journal-writing group helps four black college friends see each other through major and minor crises, in Harris's fourth outing (And This Too Shall Pass, 1996, etc.) Read full book review >