Search Results: "Terry McMillan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8 pages b&w photos, unseen)."
A flimsy biography of the phenomenonally successful black author. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

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I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU by Terry McMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A heartwarming story that reminds us of the pure joy of believing in love."
When 54-year-old doctor Georgia Young learns that her college crush Raymond Strawberry has died unexpectedly, she decides to hunt up all the men she's loved in her life and tell them what they meant to her. Read full book review >

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A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT by Terry McMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"Great storytelling with one catch: no plot. But McMillan's trademark earthiness and wonderful dialogue more than compensate. This bestselling author (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, 1996, etc.) has a rare gift for creating living, breathing people on the page."
A great big family with "nothing in common except blood." Read full book review >

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HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK by Terry McMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"One hopes McMillan will follow her heroine's example and slow down a little on her next book. (First printing of 750,000; serial rights to People and Essence; Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
McMillan (Waiting to Exhale, 1992, etc.) takes it easy with this tossed-together tale of a 42-year-old black, female professional who falls for a young Jamaican cook. Read full book review >

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WHO ASKED YOU? by Terry McMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"McMillan turns in a solid, well-told story."
The years pass, and McMillan's (Waiting to Exhale, 1992, etc.) characters have moved from buppiedom to grandmotherhood. Read full book review >

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GETTING TO HAPPY by Terry McMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Full of sitcom moments and windy dialogue—aging chick lit at its most superficial."
McMillan's sequel to her popular Waiting To Exhale picks up 15 years later in the lives of the four Phoenix friends—Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine and Robin—still looking for love and happiness as they hit middle age. Read full book review >

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THE INTERRUPTION OF EVERYTHING by Terry McMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2005

"Undercharacterized Leon is the weak link here. Otherwise, McMillan's combination of boisterous humor and real compassion, both for the old and the underclass, is deeply impressive."
The sparks fly in McMillan's latest, a crowded family drama with two midlife crises competing for attention. Read full book review >

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WAITING TO EXHALE by Terry McMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"A novel that hits so many exposed nerves is sure to be a conversation-piece: it has heart and pizzazz and even, yes, the sweet smell of the breakthrough book."
Talk about timing! Read full book review >

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THE EMANCIPATION OF CECILY MCMILLAN by Cecily McMillan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A revealing memoir, though one that perhaps reveals aspects of the author's character she didn't intend to showcase."
In her first book, Occupy Wall Street protester McMillan tells the story of her arrest, trial, and imprisonment and the personal history that shaped her activism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, beloved by his troops: Allen has a fine chronicler here—fans of Band of Brothers ought to snap this up."
A ripsnortin' life of an unorthodox—and barely tolerated—American general. Read full book review >

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MACY MCMILLAN AND THE RAINBOW GODDESS by Shari Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Macy's life lessons are realistic and illuminating; that she is deaf adds yet another dimension to an already powerful tale. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Macy, a deaf sixth-grader who attends a mainstream school with an interpreter, faces enormous challenges, as her mother will soon marry, necessitating a move to her new stepdad's house. Read full book review >