Search Results: "south of good"


BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH OF GOOD by Randall Reneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An effervescent ride chock-full of memorable action and characters."
A Texas sheriff tries to take down a drug lord pushing cocaine across the Mexican-U.S. border and winds up dodging bullets in Cuba and the Cayman Islands in Reneau's (Ruby Silver, 2014, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF NOWHERE by Minerva Koenig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Koenig's second is a breathless dash from start to finish. Tough, prickly Julia is a noir heroine sure to take a prominent place among female detectives."
A woman with a rough past and an iffy future fights inner and outer demons. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF HERE by William Kowalski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2001

"Likable characters, though the quick plotting, in this coming-of-ager part two, could have been sacrificed for a little more depth and self-reflection."
An amiable if slight continuation of the author's debut novel (Eddie's Bastard, 1999) brings hero Billy Mann to Santa Fe in search of the mother who abandoned him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH OF SUNSHINE by Dana Elmendorf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2016

"Ultimately, the novel contains positive messages about acceptance, but they are wrapped in an occasionally uneven plot. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fearing small-town gossip and recriminations, Kaycee struggles to continue hiding her attraction to girls when world-traveler Bren moves into town. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF BROAD by Pat Conroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Conroy is a natural at weaving great skeins of narrative, and this one will prove a great pleasure to his many fans."
First novel in 14 years from the gifted spinner of Southern tales (Beach Music, 1995, etc.)—a tail-wagging shaggy dog at turns mock-epic and gothic, beautifully written throughout. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF SHILOH by Chuck Logan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"The Southern baroque plot is simply a vehicle, but an entertaining one, for Logan to play war games with a couple of very strong and likable soldiers."
A southern sniper's bullet accidentally takes out a northern Civil War reenactor, causing hostilities to resume in modern Mississippi. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF THE CLOUDS by Bill Porter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"As satisfying as any trip by Paul Theroux but with a much less prickly and much more forgiving narrator."
Journalist/translator and intrepid traveler Porter (Zen Baggage: A Pilgrimage to China, 2008, etc.) takes readers on another virtual journey into the China few Westerners know.Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF REASON by Cindy Eppes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2002

"The atmosphere of mystery is not sustained very well (the real nature of the situation is obvious early on), but, still, this is a fine portrait of adolescent confusion and small-town anxiety, narrated with a fine, light touch."
A likable and earnest debut, 1960s-set, about an adolescent coming to terms with her troubled family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An exceptionally revealing—and sympathetic—journey into the isolated, high-pressure world of our teenagers."
A remarkably intimate—even painfully so—picture of a year in the life of a group of Florida high-school students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH OF SUPERIOR by Ellen Airgood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2011

"Pleasant and comforting, like Gladys' cardamom rolls."
Madeline Stone goes back to her roots in rural Michigan and finds the missing bits of herself, in a heartwarming if drawn-out debut. Read full book review >

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SOUTH by Daniel Duncan
by Daniel Duncan, illustrated by Daniel Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sweet and affecting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely fisherman finds an unexpected seagoing friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD ANIMALS OF THE SOUTH by Dieter Braun
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"An impressive display of wonders in the animal world, a treat for browsers. (Informational picture book. 5-12)"
This companion to Wild Animals of the North (2016) portrays 88 common and lesser-known wild animals native to the Southern Hemisphere. Read full book review >