Search Results: "Alette J. Willis"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE A GOLEM AND TERRIFY PEOPLE by Alette J. Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"Some exciting moments but the character development seems forced, the monster not all that terrifying, and the 'conquering fear' theme works better on a metaphorical level than an actual one. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Two classmates and an ancient alchemist help a meek Edinburgh teen get a handle on her fears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUNK TO GOLD by Willis Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2014

"A memoir full of entrepreneurial spirit that may be inspirational to readers trying to make it in business on their own."
A fast-acting entrepreneur with a positive attitude, good gut instincts and endless energy relates how he made money on junked autos in thisdebut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GESTATION SEVEN by J. Stewart Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2017

"A mild, cautionary tale about science ethics that sidesteps expected pulp-action clichés."
Young government scientist David Neale finds his life crumbling in a media firestorm after an unauthorized, after-hours experiment in human reproduction goes awry. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NAKED WITHOUT A HAT by Jeanne Willis
FICTION
Released: May 11, 2004

"With strong secondary characters and an original final twist, this British story, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread prize, moves slowly at times but ultimately rewards the reader in full measure. (Fiction. YA)"
Will Avery, who's slow, deliberate, and unusually kind to both people and animals, narrates his love story in an unsophisticated voice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BARN BURNER by Patricia Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2000

"Worthy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this compelling, well-written historical novel, peopled with beautifully realized characters, Willis (Danger Along the Ohio, 1997, etc.) explores the themes of finding oneself, of friendship, and of the true meaning of family and home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEBULA AWARDS 33 by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1999

"Terrific fiction, a Bronx cheer for the nonfiction."
paper 0-15-600601-4 Nebula's 1997 award-winners and ballot finalists are presented by Willis, who takes over from last year's editor, Jack Dann. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD DISTANCE by Sarah Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2004

"Carefully crafted, dreary third from Willis (The Rehearsal, 2001, etc.)."
Dying mother, guilt-stricken daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Lucid, unbiased, tactful, Willis offers fresh perspective on English cultural life between the wars—and insight into the perennial lure of the printing press for creative writers."
Working with records he discovered himself, Willis (English/College of William and Mary) constructs a comprehensive and methodical history of Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press and of its literary and intellectual significance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KENNEDYS by Clint Willis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Into the Kennedy aura once more, but brightly."
A gallimaufry of musings on the Kennedy family showcases some classy political writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This lacks some of the thrills and spills of Into Thin Air but is of the same class and caliber—and will make many readers wonder why anyone would ever dare climb into the clouds."
A death-haunted saga of the scalers of heaven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A greatest hits compilation that scores with every selection."
A resolutely fun and exciting collection that spans the gamut of magical fiction. Read full book review >