Search Results: "Bill Henderson"


BOOK REVIEW

BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART PRIZE XLII by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2017

"Now in its fifth decade, Henderson's Pushcart volumes are an invaluable record of what's been happening in America's more or less official literary culture. Hits, misses, and all, this entry is no exception."
Another year, another brick of a book, and the Pushcart Prize annual anthology marches on. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Henderson, to account for Pushcart's successful existence outside corporate publishing—no one, that is, except readers interested in good writing."
Here's the ever-welcome annual sampling of noncommercial publishing, full enough of poems, stories, and essays to redeem Henderson's somewhat self-congratulatory introductory declaration of literary independence (and survival). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Seventy-four entries were selected out of over 5,000 nominations. Another cut might well have been made, but there is wheat here among the chaff."
The 25th anniversary edition of a tradition in American literature, heavier on quantity than quality but still worth perusing for some showstoppers. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 18, 2006

"There's lots of good writing here, as always. A stalwart, and a staple, of American letters."
Pushcart pushes on, entering its fourth decade of anthologizing the year's crop of small- and literary- press stories, poems and essays. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART PRIZE 2004 XXVIII by Bill Henderson
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A little self-serving, that, but he's on the right track, emerging with another in a long line of good books."
The 2004 iteration of the longstanding best-of series, as always, scours the literary journals for outstanding new fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and memoirs that ordinary readers might otherwise have missed. Read full book review >

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TOWER by Bill Henderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Henderson may meander a bit, but his search for fulfillment and a renewed outlook on life lands on solid and fertile ground. (10 b&w illustrations)"
Pushcart Press founder and publisher Henderson (Minutes of the Lead Pencil Club, 1996, etc.) discovers the "utter joy of building" and shares his quest for grace, bargain lumber, and something to call God in this part-memoir, part-how-to labor of love. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"To independent publishing what Sundance is to independent films: a little buzz, a lot of variety, some second-raters, and many chances for discovery."
For this year's anthology, essays again rank higher in quality than stories, despite being outnumbered. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART PRIZE XXII by Bill Henderson
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"For the Pushcart's cheerleading calls our attention to some wonderful literature, and, what's more, to the wonderful variety that redeems the existence of more mediocre work."
This year's Pushcart anthology of small-press literature is the biggest yet—which means more gems, and yet more dross surrounding them. Read full book review >

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HENDERSON THE RAIN KING by Saul Bellow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 1959

"Nevertheless, this is a powerful, funny and moving book that shouldn't be missed by anyone seriously interested in the American novel."
The National Book Award winner's first full length novel since The Adventures of Augie March is as bursting with life and energy as that fascinating book and has an even more absorbing hero. Read full book review >

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CATHEDRAL by Bill Henderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A brief, lyrical exploration of the author's construction of a personal sacred space, one stone at a time."
One man's quest to build a small stone cathedral despite the odds. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"As ever, an essential barometer for spotting literary trends—and, for would-be writers, figuring out where to send the next submission. And, as ever, essential, period."
The Pushcart Prize hits its 35th anniversary, and editor, literary activist and Pushcart pusher Henderson is ticked off. Read full book review >