Search Results: "Andrew Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTIFUL SHADOW by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Perhaps no one 'can document a life in all its richness,' but Wilson has come close, getting at Highsmith from a number of angles and showing the splinters of identity in his subject that she herself found so captivating. (Two 8-page b&w photo inserts, not seen)"
A closely drawn portrait of the writer who "celebrated irrationality, chaos and emotional anarchy, and regarded the criminal as the perfect example of the twentieth-century existentialist hero." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Wilson is more insightful about Plath's personality than her writings, but this warts-and-all portrait has much valuable new material about her early years."
Sylvia Plath's (1932-1963) relationship with Ted Hughes "has taken on the resonance of a modern myth," writes biographer/journalist Wilson (Shadow of the Titanic, 2012, etc.), who argues that excessive focus on it "obscures many aspects of [her] life and work." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TALENT FOR MURDER by Andrew Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Not worth bothering with, even for die-hard fans of Dame Agatha."
Bestselling mystery writer Agatha Christie's real-life 1926 disappearance is reimagined as fiction by biographer Wilson (Alexander McQueen, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"Disasters change people. Wilson counts the ways, often effectively and affectingly."
A biographer joins others writers swimming in the centennial vortex of the Titanic, which sank on Apr. 14, 1912. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Wilson ably and unsparingly portrays the heady, competitive, solipsistic world that celebrated, and ultimately doomed, McQueen."
The astonishing creations and tormented life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UKRAINIANS by Andrew Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An exceptional history, the kind that supplies not pat answers but food for thought within a lush context of documented and mythological past. (Illustrations, not seen)"
A tightly reined yet sweeping introductory examination of Ukrainian identity and history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD ROBBINS by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Drivel about a driveler."
The superficial life of the superficial author of all those superficial, lubricious and extraordinarily popular sleaze-fests of the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s, when ghost writers replaced the dying doyen of the "dirty novel." Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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GLORIOUS BASTARDS
by Thea James

I look around, from face to face. We all knew the same thing. We were in this together.

Until the very end.

Sixteen-year-old Tilla is the daughter of Lord Kent, preeminent noble of the Western Province. She is also a bastard—and try as she might to impress her father, there’s no changing the fact that her mother was a lowly ...


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