RaveBookreporter... a riveting mystery ... The plot structure of this memorable work is brilliantly conceived and executed, and the development of an array of fascinating characters is impressive. As a matter of fact, it is as much a profound psychological study as it is a clever police procedural ... The plot is structured so carefully, so adroitly, that we find ourselves inextricably drawn in as each mystery is gradually, sometimes shockingly, solved. Or almost solved. The entire novel is chillingly challenging and expertly rendered. We Know You Remember is a superb procedural and an acutely revelatory reading experience.
Jan Jarboe Russell
RaveBookreporterThis riveting and enlightening account of Eleanor Roosevelt\'s fascinating life offers us glimpses of the Roosevelt life few of us could have imagined ... A terrible irony jumps off the pages of Russell\'s work here: We still are waging the same wars for equality and justice that Eleanor Roosevelt waged starting a century ago.
Anna Malaika Tubbs
RaveBookreporter... significant and timely ... shines a brilliant light on the influence that these three women exerted in the lives of their sons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. ... Tubbs powerfully demonstrates that the importance of these mothers has been grossly overlooked and undervalued for the same reasons that the plights of Black Americans, women in general and Black women in particular, have been buried --- or denied ... We must profusely thank Anna Malaika Tubbs for bringing these heretofore untold stories of amazing women to our attention. It should have happened long ago. I would be remiss, though, if I did not point out some flaws in the narrative that detract a bit from the power of the author’s efforts. I lay the blame for these shortcomings squarely at the feet of her editors. The basic organizational structure of the work is questionable. Chapters jump almost randomly, it seems, from general contextual background information to sections specifically about the women’s lives and then back again. There are also many instances of awkward sentence structures and ineffective word choices. And finally, the timelines are often confusing and occasionally incorrect. In one instance, for example, we read about the awful pictures of Black people that appeared in magazines, in other periodicals and books, and on television --- in the 1920s and ’30s --- before television was commercially available to the general public ... However, we should not allow these flaws to interfere with or detract from our appreciation of Tubbs’ work. She has brought to light the heroism of people whose lives have rarely been studied and presented to the public. Her book should be read and carefully considered and absorbed by every American who cares about equality, justice and the inalienable rights of Black women, Black mothers and all people of color.
PositiveBookreporter... Macintyre’s exhaustively detailed and consistently fascinating account of this amazing woman’s life may force us to realign our predilection for clearly delineated hero-versus-villain judgments.
RaveBookreporter... a brilliant novel, a stunning demonstration that all comedy is a skewed perception of tragedy ... The author\'s writing and the depth and breadth of his knowledge will almost surely impress his readers as a shining display of a unique talent ... that veritable flood of obviously careful research plus knowledge and wisdom doesn\'t really sufficiently describe the excellence of the novel. On each page, for example, there appear to be enough delicious metaphors to satisfy the appetites of even the most voracious poetry consumers. Some of those creations are hilarious, some are deadly serious, and all seem to flow so naturally from Sosnowski\'s imagination that they make literary mincemeat of our usual mundane collections of plain old prosaic pronouncements ... no page-turner. You are unlikely to feel that you can hardly wait to see what happens next. Instead, its real pleasures arise from a deliberate and careful reading of the fascinating, funny and thought-provoking items and ideas that grace each page ... The author graciously provides us with a problem without a solution. He takes us on a journey through the bumpy and hazardous lands and mysteries of consciousness and artificial intelligence, the evils of Pandora\'s box, and the improbable cartoon of George Jedson\'s future world. And he guides us merrily down that road to the exit ramp that leads us to our own disappearance. But with Buzz firmly implanted in our brains, we exit laughing.