Search Results: "Theda Perdue"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2007

"An illuminating history, devoted to an often overlooked and long-suffering people."
A brief account of the Cherokee people and its tragic encounters with European and American newcomers. Read full book review >

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FIELDS OF ASPHODEL by Tito Perdue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"An emotional parable with an oddly bleak, Beckettian tone."
The aged antihero of Perdue's black comedy Lee (1991) returns to explore a largely disappointing afterlife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2000

"But she convincingly indicts our often plutocratic, sound-bite-oriented political system for failing the middle class, and offers a strategy for effecting broad changes in social policy for the first time since the short-lived efforts to create a 'Great Society' during the mid-1960s."
A thoughtful, largely clearheaded look at how "the late-twentieth century United States has ended up with an artificially polarized, rightward-tilting politics that downplays the needs and values of citizens in the missing middle [class]." Read full book review >

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SLATEWIPER by Lewis Perdue
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Rich research for science/action thrills."
Perdue (Daughter of God, 2000, etc.), a former investigative reporter who specialized in recovery of art missing in Europe, turns to bio-ethics and DNA analysis. Read full book review >

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OPPORTUNITIES IN ALABAMA AGRICULTURE by Tito Perdue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A sophisticated but less than compelling look at a dry-as-dust existence."
In the same comic vein mined in Lee (1991), Perdue starts spewing irony in the title and lets it flow thickly throughout this fictional biography of a simple man. Read full book review >

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LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIELDS OF ASPHODEL by Tito Perdue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"An emotional parable with an oddly bleak, Beckettian tone."
The aged antihero of Perdue's black comedy Lee (1991) returns to explore a largely disappointing afterlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"A timely study of a contemporary movement and its far-reaching effects on politics and policy."
Two Harvard scholars investigate the latest iteration of third-party radicalism in the United States. Read full book review >

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HAYDEN HEYER by D. Perdue Henderson
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"A well-imagined premise with a flat narrative arc."
In Henderson's (Branded, 2011) YA novel, an unhappy, insecure 16-year-old meets a pair of "gorgeous" twin boys who reveal her true purpose in life. Read full book review >