Search Results: "Anthony C. Winkler"


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THE FAMILY MANSION by Anthony C. Winkler
Released: May 14, 2013

"Jamaica-born Winkler opens a door into a cultural period beset by an inhumane system that poisons relationships between whites and blacks."
Life on a 19th-century sugar cane plantation in Jamaica, with all its attendant historical and cultural problems, especially the dominance of white overseers over black slaves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A singular, engrossing take on a region that until now has been mostly documented from a scientific angle or romanticized by adventurers."
Anthony's debut—named after the "meat stew of the ravenous"—traces hardships during Antarctic expeditions and the sometimes disconcerting fare borne of isolation. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE Lost and Found by Rebecca Winkler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2016

"An appealing couple in a well-intentioned but messy love story."
This debut novel, the first installment of a trilogy, revolves around a woman with a keen intuition, a dark past, and a bright future. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"Detailed, balanced and engrossing—sure to displease both sides of the gun-control debate."
In his first book, Daily Beast columnist Winkler (Constitutional Law/UCLA) takes on the contentious issue of gun control in the United States. Read full book review >

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SCOTTY AND THE GYPSY BANDIT by David Winkler
Released: March 27, 2000

"Overall, it's patchwork storytelling, but the tone is reminiscent of that found in Jack Gantos's autobiographical novels (Jack on the Tracks, 1999, etc.), and the cast is enjoyably quirky. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Winkler's debut for children is an offbeat, darkly humorous tale that takes a preteen from the death of his father to a healing round of Thanksgiving deliveries to local children's shelters, with murder, romance, adolescent pranks, and plenty of growing up in between. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF CALICO BRIGHT by David Winkler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Some quite good stories here, but too many plot lines, several unresolved. (Fiction. YA)"
Callie's bildungsroman takes her from high-school concerns, through adventure and danger, to political understanding. Read full book review >

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MIND IF I READ YOUR MIND? by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A go-down-easy book that provides both lightweight character building and several comical turns. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A sixth-grader and his live-in ghost further cement their friendship while bootstrapping each other toward better social skills in this airy sequel to Zero to Hero (2012). Read full book review >

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WALL STREET WIVES by Ande-Ellen Winkler
Released: Dec. 1, 1989

"Plotting by Jackie Collins."
You always knew that Wall Street wives were as glamorous, intriguing, and desperately unhappy as their Hollywood counterparts, and now comes confirming fictional testimony from first-novelist Winkler, herself an accomplished Wall Street wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARVIDA by Samuel Archibald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An uneven collection of stories about cruel men, enigmatic women, and frightened children."
Ghost stories, fables, and childhood memories from the great white north. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO SCARE THE PANTS OFF YOUR PETS by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A middle-grade sitcom episode, with some unconvincing behavioral modeling and a superficial resolution. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Billy Broccoli gamely tries to help his ghostly roommate Hoover "the Hoove" Porterhouse III boost a failing grade in Responsibility to Others, with results that will leave readers more confused than enlightened. Read full book review >

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ZERO TO HERO by Henry Winkler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A purposeful but not simplistic opener from the creators of the Hank Zipzer series. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Eleven-year-old Billy Broccoli's move up to middle school is complicated by a teenage ghost determined to give him lessons in how to be cool. Read full book review >