Search Results: "Terry McMillan"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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SCOUT by Gordon McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An enthusiastic effort, but with lackluster results. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A dog searches for his lost ball and finds friends in this pedestrian tale. Read full book review >

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PENGUINS AT HOME by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Map; brief bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 5-12)"
A close look at the Southern Gentoos, largest of the penguins on the Antarctic peninsula. Read full book review >

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THE WEATHER SKY by Bruce McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1991

"Glossary; brief index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The effects of the simplest weather fronts and the clouds associated with them throughout the year. Read full book review >

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MOUSE VIEWS by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"Note on production and participants. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
``Chase,'' a brown mouse, explores Maine's Margaret Chase Smith School while McMillan snaps a dozen familiar objects and places from the pet's closeup point of view; then, overleaf, he backs off to show the appealing little creature investigating the same, now-captioned, setting. Read full book review >

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THE BABY ZOO by Bruce McMillan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Young children will enjoy the outstanding photos; older ones will also be intrigued by the brief facts. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Appealing color photos of 17 rare and unusual zoo babies are presented here, including the European mouflon, Bawean deer, and fishing cat as well as the more familiar giraffe and zebra. Read full book review >