Search Results: "Winston Aarons"


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ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"A well-crafted tale of passion, loss and the dangers of obsession."
Trace the curved line between love and obsession in this steamy novel. Read full book review >

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THE SWEETEST SOUND by Sherri Winston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Readers will be rooting for both Cadence as she claims her gift and the community who supports her. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What if, in not keeping a promise to God, you make a deal with the devil? Read full book review >

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GUMP & CO. by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Guess which Oscar-winning actor Gump runs into at Elaine's? (Film rights to Paramount; author tour)"
An infrequently funny sequel to 1986's wildly successful (via movie) Forrest Gump. Read full book review >

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PRAYERS FOR BOBBY by Leroy Aarons
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Glumly informative in tone and only intermittently affecting, though Aarons effectively drives home the sad point that Bobby's death is only one in an avoidable epidemic of gay teen suicides. (photos, not seen)"
An earnestly didactic case study about homophobia. Read full book review >

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ACTING by Sherri Winston
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Full of yo-yoing emotions many teens will recognize, this is a forthright examination of sex that makes plain how hard it is to keep the hormones from raging. (Fiction. YA)"
Eve Belinda grew up acting in all the plays written by her twin Al, the star student of the family. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Winston (Death by Killer Mop Doll, 2012, etc.) provides a long-suffering heroine, amusing characters, a pretty good mystery and a series of crafting projects featuring cloth yo-yos."
A crafts editor's endless streak of bad luck entangles her in yet another murder. Read full book review >

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TREMOR by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Deliberate and old-fashioned storytelling—the good, patient, rewarding kind."
A curiously mundane title for an acutely observed novel of manners cum thriller: the prolific Graham (Stephanie, 1993, etc.) showcases a commanding grasp of human foibles and yearnings, as well as an appetite for—literally—earthshaking coincidences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2006

"Skillfully done, if not strictly necessary, matching the Monday morning quarterbacking of the practiced military historian with good novelistic technique."
War is hell—and it doesn't get easier when gators and giant skeeters are involved, to say nothing of the shredding cannon and musket fire that punctuates Forrest Gump author Groom's latest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A fine narrative that will be of much interest to students of military history."
A somber portrait of early modern war in one of its most hellish manifestations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2012

"Essential reading for Civil War buffs and a great overview of a key battle for neophytes."
Stirring Civil War history from the author of Forest Gump. Read full book review >

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EL PASO by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"It's not Lonesome Dove, but Groom's Searcher's-like rescue pursuit and his allusive homage to Treasure of the Sierra Madre make for an entertaining Western story."
Prolific nonfiction author Groom returns to fiction with a Western saga far different from the novel (Forrest Gump, 1986, etc.) that later blossomed into a classic Oscar-winning film. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1950

"A sure best seller- as well as documentarily important."
Nothing available in advance of finished books (as noted on P. 674) so this report is anticlimactic in view of the extensive reviews already released, which seem collectively to say what we were saying anyhow. Read full book review >