Search Results: "Ben Caldwell"


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THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Regrettably mediocre. (Graphic classic. 8-12)"
This new version of an oft-adapted work brings little to the table. Read full book review >

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THE ODYSSEY by Tim Mucci
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2010

"A brisk, energetic read. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Classic works are often reimagined as comics, frequently as an attempt to make stodgy old books attractive and palatable to younger readers. Read full book review >

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KIRBY'S JOURNAL by Charlotte Caldwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"This pseudo-journal makes a clever invitation to a possible lifetime passion. (index) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Kirby records close observations of butterflies made in her grandparents' Charleston, South Carolina, backyard during a summer vacation that is as good as a safari. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM BY FIRE by Wayne Caldwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"Another tale of community and transition from a writer to watch."
The author returns to Cataloochee (2007). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Will resonate with women readers of all ages, who, if they are dog lovers, will be doubly moved."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author's heartfelt memoir of her midlife friendship with a fellow writer. Read full book review >

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THE OCEAN WITHIN by V.M. Caldwell
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"Allowing the Sheridans to be both loving and human, Caldwell is careful not to overplay Elizabeth's walls, and her pain, which is almost suffocating; absorbed young readers will find they are holding their breath at the end. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 10-13)"
paper 1-57131-624-8 A finely crafted first novel that looks at family and new opportunities from the perspective of a foster child. Read full book review >

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BREAD FOR THE BAKER’S CHILD by Joseph Caldwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"As luminous and elegiac as it is probing and disquieting—and sublimely steeped in its Catholic milieu."
In this haunting, emotionally turbulent tale from playwright and novelist Caldwell (The Uncle from Rome, 1992, etc.), an imprisoned embezzler and a traumatized nun, brother and sister, reach across a chasm of years and tragedies in order to present a united front at a moment of reckoning. Read full book review >

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I'LL TELL YOU IN PERSON by Chloe Caldwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A transitional work that suggests Caldwell has even better books to come."
A major progression finds an essayist outgrowing her self-indulgence. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANT LAND OF MY FATHER by Bo Caldwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An elegant, refined story of families, wartime, and the mystique of memory."
A daughter tries to understand her father's long absences from her life in this effective and accomplished debut. Read full book review >

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THE UNCLE FROM ROME by Joseph Caldwell
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Overheated yet strangely cold doings in present-day Naples with a sexually confused hero blundering among preposterous people."
An emotionally numb American tenor, good enough only for opera's secondary roles, finds the grief he seeks over his male lover's death by entangling himself in the lives of overwrought Neapolitans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2007

"The ABC's to living a fulfilling life."
A minister catalogues the qualities needed to live a spiritually rich life. Read full book review >

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"An energetic, brightly imagined fantasy debut."
This teen fantasy debut stars a girl who learns she's a werewolf with ties to a parallel world of magic. Read full book review >