Search Results: "The Urban Griot"


BOOK REVIEW

COLD BLOODED by The Urban Griot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A poor man's Donald Goines, or a really, really poor man's Chester Himes. "
Chicago hit man does what a hit man does—again and again. Read full book review >

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The Urban Boys by K.N. Smith
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"Delights with characters defined by their actions not their superpowers."
Five teens with heightened senses and newly acquired fighting skills battle a formidable villain and his henchmen who have besieged an entire town in Smith's energetic YA adventure debut. Read full book review >

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THE URBAN HERMIT by Sam MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"An invigorating portrait of being down but not out."
How to take control of your finances, your extra weight and your life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"A sobering account of inequality and spatial conflict rising against a cultural backdrop of urban change."
A prominent urban theorist examines the hidden impacts of gentrification and innovation on (mostly) American cities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2009

"Didactic prose and complex theorizing make for a tough slog, but it's worth it for the author's positive perspective on an extremely broad and challenging issue."
Urbanist Brugmann (Business and Environment/Cambridge Univ.) proposes a transformation in the way we view our cities. Read full book review >

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URBAN TRIBES by Lisa Charleyboy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A stereotype-dispelling companion to Dreaming in Indian (2014). (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Dozens of young Native Americans who have made cities their homes offer glimpses of their lives, dreams, work, and attitudes toward themselves and others. Read full book review >

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URBAN OUTLAWS by Peter Jay Black
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A thrilling tale of a Robin Hood for the iPod generation. (Adventure. 9-13)"
A group of teenage misfits takes on the world of government conspiracy and digital terrorism in this series opener. Read full book review >

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URBAN RENEWAL by Andrew Vachss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Zero at the bone. Just the thing when you want something less good-natured and reflective than Lawrence Block's tales of Keller the hit man."
More criminal adventures for tougher-than-thou hireling Cross and his covey of Chicago assassins (Blackjack, 2012). Read full book review >

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URBAN ORACLES by Mayra Santos-Febres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Much more than erotica, these blunt stories are crystalline glimpses of the psychology of obsession, by a writer whom we ought to know better."
Urban Oracles ($15.95 paperback original; Apr. 1997; 220 pp.; 1-57129-034-6): Fifteen erotic stories, rife with furtive sexual encounters, voyeurism, and daringly sensual imagery, from a highly acclaimed Spanish writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 16, 2011

"A breezy, cheerful collection that will appeal to locals, gentrification dwellers and those with a cursory historical interest in the city of Cincinnati."
A transplanted suburbanite revels in the delights of her new urban residence and experiences. Read full book review >

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URBAN ANIMALS by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Photographer Hill takes readers on an engaging tour of New York City's architectural animals, from a handsome snake twining around some brickwork on the side of a building to an alligator beginning a climb up a small skyscraper. Read full book review >