Search Results: "Tracy Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAST by Tracy Thompson
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The author is a better journalist than she is a memoirist; still, an instructive addition to the growing literature on depression. (First serial to the Washington Post Magazine and Cosmopolitan; Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
Another first-hand account of the depression era (psychological, not financial) of the '90s. Read full book review >

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THE NEW MIND OF THE SOUTH by Tracy Thompson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 5, 2013

"A well-considered, well-written appraisal of a region that is more complicated than many readers realize."
A Georgia-born journalist tries to make sense of today's American South. Read full book review >

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KNOCKIN’ BOOTS by Tracy Price-Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Sexy fun, lewd language and a little bit of reflection on sex and race in America."
Don't be fooled by the inane title—there's more to Price-Thompson's latest than raunchy sex, although in a novel about sex addiction, you can be sure she covers everything from threesomes to brothers on the "downlow." Read full book review >

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BLACK COFFEE by Tracy Price-Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Points for honesty and grit, though that's hardly enough to compensate for all the flaws."
A Desert Storm veteran's amateurish and overwritten, if not without a certain rakish appeal, first novel—about African-Americans in the military—pulls few punches in depicting the tribulations of First Lieutenant Sanderella Coffee. Read full book review >

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MY BLUE SUEDE SHOES by Tracy Price-Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"Sober cautionary tales of smart women making bad choices."
Four different writers introduce strong African-American women who are forced to deal with their own variations of domestic violence. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Attempts are made to examine the source of misplaced self-hatred, but the characters are either so bad or good, and the plotting so overdone, that all subtlety is lost."
A clumsy attempt at exploring the complex issue of skin color in the African-American community. Read full book review >

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HOW I MADE IT TO EIGHTEEN by Tracy White
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Think a lighter Girl, Interrupted meets the artistic styling of John Porcellino's Perfect Example (1999). (Graphic memoir. YA)"
At age 18 Stacy Black—the alter ego of author Tracy White—was hospitalized for depression and an eating disorder. Read full book review >

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THE LOST AND FOUND PONY by Tracy Dockray
ANIMALS
Released: July 19, 2011

"You can only say, 'Oh, the poor pony!' so many times. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A small pony recounts his melodramatic life. Read full book review >

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MY BUNNY DIARY by Tracy Dockray
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Young readers will be clamoring for a diary of their own after reading this bunny's story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This sneak peek into Dora Cottontail's diary reveals exactly how losing her best friend to a doll-playing rival makes her feel. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY by Tracy Holczer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Grace's surprising discoveries about herself, her family, and her friends, and her struggles with sorrow and forgiveness, are engrossing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this debut novel, Holczer presents a tender, transformative exploration of family, loss and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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DOOMED by Tracy Deebs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Still, the zippy prose and day-after-tomorrow currency make for a quick and enjoyable (if forgettable) read. (Science fiction/thriller. 12 & up)"
"Beat the game. Save the World." An eco-disaster cyberthriller races through a checklist of teen-lit clichés at a nonetheless entertaining clip. Read full book review >