Books by Dennis Covington and Complete Book Reviews

Dennis Covington, Author Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $15.95 (196p) ISBN 978-0-385-32101-3
April Hunter and her divorced father, Jack, a recovering alcoholic, have recently moved to the island of Saint Simons from Atlanta, where Jack's drinking destroyed his cardiology practice. April-smart, independent, keenly observant and slightly...
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Dennis Covington, Author Laurel Leaf Library $4.5 (196p) ISBN 978-0-440-22013-8
LASSO THE MOON Dennis Covington. Dell/Laurel-Leaf, $4.50 ISBN 0-440-22013-0. The 17-year-old daughter of a recovering alcoholic becomes friends with an illegal alien from El Salvador; PW praised the ""well-observed setting"" and ""thoughtfully...
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Dennis Covington, Author Addison Wesley Publishing Company $20 (240p) ISBN 978-0-201-62292-8
After Covington, a writing instructor at the University of Alabama, novelist (Lizard) and freelance journalist, covered the trial of a preacher convicted of attempting to murder his wife with rattlesnakes, he was invited to attend a snake-handling...
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Dennis Covington, Author Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $15 (198p) ISBN 978-0-385-30307-1
Even though Lucius (``Lizard'') Sims suffers only from a facial deformity and other birth defects, his guardian sends him off to the State School for Retarded Boys because she is getting married and wants him out from underfoot. When a man claiming...
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Dennis Covington. Little, Brown, $26 (224p) ISBN 978-0-316-36861-2
Deftly interweaving personal tragedy with reporting forays into brutal conflicts, Covington (Salvation on Sand Mountain) delivers a superb, fast-paced memoir. During his own spiritual crisis, Covington determines to discover "the substance of things
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Dennis Covington, Author . Counterpoint $25 (224p) ISBN 978-1-58243-295-3
Rednecks, armadillos and outlaws all play only ancillary roles in National Book Award nominee (for Salvation on Sand Mountain ) Covington's touching, meandering tribute to his father. And although the title is somewhat misleading, the American...
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Dennis Covington, Author, Dennis Convington, Author Laurel Leaf Library $4.5 (208p) ISBN 978-0-440-21490-8
A 13-year-old seizes a unique opportunity to break free of his unjust confinement in a retarded boys' school. PW praised the ``bold originality'' of this ``finely crafted first novel, . . . an intriguing cross between Candide and Huck le berry Finn .
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Dennis Covington, Author, Vicki Covington, Joint Author North Point Press $22 (213p) ISBN 978-0-86547-548-9
Collaborating for the first time, journalist Dennis Covington (Salvation on Sand Mountain) and his novelist wife, Vicki Covington (The Last Hotel for Women), attempt to address the dangers and joys of matrimonial life. In a ""he said, she said""...
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