Search Results: "Bill Dedman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Clark is an intriguing figure with a story that will interest many, but the book misses the mark as an in-depth exposé."
An investigation into the secretive life of the youngest daughter and heiress to a Gilded Age copper tycoon. Read full book review >

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FOREIGN BODIES by Stephen Dedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 27, 1999

"Sexually charged but undisciplined: it might find some resonance among readers with gender-identity conflicts, but for the most part a splenetic, nonconstructive rant."
Science fiction outing for the author of the excellent mystery/fantasy The Art of Arrow Cutting (1997). Read full book review >

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SHADOWS BITE by Stephen Dedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Builds Dedman's fan base but adds no luster to his oeuvre."
Sequel to Australian Dedman's debut thriller, The Art of Arrow Cutting (1997), a Stoker Award finalist, again features freelance photographer Michelangelo "Mage" Magistrale. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF ARROW CUTTING by Stephen Dedman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1997

"An agreeable blend of oriental fantasy and noir-ish sleuthing: a polished, well-organized debut, complemented by Dedman's nice light touch on the tiller."
In Australia writer Dedman's first novel, drifter-photographer Michelangelo ``Mage'' Magistrale runs into beautiful blond Amanda Sharmon in a small Canadian town. Read full book review >

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BILL GOLDSTEIN
by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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LOOK AND SEE by Bill Kontzias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"What's 'not-the-same' as any given I Spy title? Not much. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a set of side-by-side scenes made with scads of small toys, buttons, stones, plastic letters or craft materials, Kontzias invites viewers to spot which items have been moved or removed. Read full book review >

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BEARD IN A BOX by Bill Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Yes, dads are awesome, and if you hang out with them, they'll teach you to be awesome too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy scientifically proves that it's the beard that makes his dad so awesome. So…how to get one? Read full book review >

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BILL HAYES
by Alex Layman

Bill Hayes was 48 when he moved from San Francisco to New York. His longtime partner had died suddenly, and after a lifetime on the West Coast, Hayes was looking for a place to reinvent himself. In New York, he found exactly that. Shortly after moving, Hayes begins a relationship with famed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. What unfolds from ...


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TRANSFORMED by Bill Slavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Closing with a look at 11 basic substances (plus one process, 'Recycling'), this behind-the-scenes-at-the-factory tour isn't going to dislodge David Macaulay's New Way Things Work (1998) from the top of the heap of similar titles, but it makes good light fare for casual browsing. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Slavin boils down the processing or construction of 39 common products, from baseballs to kitty litter, into a few steps—each of which is illustrated with a cartoon scene featuring a crew of thumb-sized workers in overalls. Read full book review >

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KILL SHOT by Bill Bunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2015

"A thrown-together mishmash of fragmentary plot ideas, arbitrary events and discordant themes. (Thriller. 11-13)"
The discovery of a sunken World War II submarine plunges a rootless Labrador teen into a whirl of weird revelations and deadly danger. Read full book review >