Search Results: "Wayne Everett Goins"


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BLUES ALL DAY LONG by Wayne Everett Goins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"For blues aficionados, Goins provides a wealth of information on one of the underacknowledged masters of the Chicago sound."
Biography of blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers (1924-1997), who "created a truly enduring sound that has made a direct impact on every generation that followed." Read full book review >

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HALF AN INCH OF WATER by Percival Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A frequently engaging but ultimately inconsistent collection that seems like a stopgap between novels."
A collection of nine stories, with occasionally reappearing characters, set in the American West. Read full book review >

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ERASURE by Percival Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2001

"More genuine and tender than much of Everett's previous work, but no less impressive intellectually: a high point in an already substantial literary career."
Desperation outstrips the satire in Everett's latest exercise in narrative wizardry (Glyph, 1999, etc.), as a lonely African-American writer faces private torment and instant fame when his parody of ghetto literature is taken as the real deal. Read full book review >

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A Northern Gentleman by Lane Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2015

"An inspiring tale of a quest for purpose, perfect for fans of Western fiction."
A debut historical novel about a privileged young man in the 19th century who forsakes his fortune in search of a new identity. Read full book review >

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EVERYONE WE'VE BEEN by Sarah Everett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The realistic message about the human heart's resiliency doesn't always fully merge with the science-fiction elements. (Science fiction/romance. 12-18)"
Addie's investigation into the source of her hallucinations of a teenage boy is interspersed with flashbacks of her first romance. Read full book review >

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BIG PICTURE by Percival Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Vignettes nicely crafted, and eminently readable, but none worthy of superlatives."
Painters' lives of quiet desperation, rickety Rocky Mountain relationships, and the unending difficulties faced by black men in white America make up the bulk of these nine stories (three previously published), as Everett (see below; God's Country, 1994, etc.) returns to familiar themes with his usual subtlety and eccentric comic flourishes. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN DESERT by Percival Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Vital signs for this page-turner are all just fine. Especially the heart."
High-gloss satire and fast-paced adventure, as a guy sits up in his coffin and becomes by turns a media sensation, a devil, and a guinea pig for the military. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN, A LITERARY LIFE by Everett Emerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A useful addition to Twain scholarship—one that may inspire many to reread the Inimitable himself."
Mark Twain considered his writing the key feature of his life; this new biography takes him at his word. Read full book review >

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NIRVANA by Everett Y
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2007

"An numbingly comprehensive biography strictly for the obsessed."
Everything you always wanted to know about Nirvana . . . and a lot you didn't. Read full book review >

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THE WATER CURE by Percival Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Whether read as thriller or allegory, Ishmael's fall from grace has a lacerating power."
A psychologically harrowing and literarily provocative portrait of a mind unraveling from tragedy. Read full book review >

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HELLO DARLING, ARE YOU WORKING? by Rupert Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 1992

"But readers hungry for the latest sex-and- drugs update on the too-too beautiful people, darling, could make this a hit anyway."
Candide in modern drag: British actor Everett's first novel retails the naughty adventures of a pill-popping, omnisexual naif as he cruises a jet-set world in which everything, especially him, is for sale. Read full book review >

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WATERSHED by Percival Everett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Some nice touches of humor and essential humanity, but the ground covered here has few breathtaking vistas—and the main character's low-key transformation fails to stir otherwise oddly tranquil waters."
America's oppressed minorities join forces in this watered- down rehash of Black Panther/American Indian Movement activities- -updated to include an image of the sensitive male—from University of California writing prof Everett (see above). Read full book review >