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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"Proves that true vision is about the heart, not the eyes."
Henderson uses his experience with a disability to enhance the learning environment at O'Hearn Elementary School in Boston. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A mixed bag, as with all Pushcart volumes. But mostly good, and with plenty of bang for the buck."
Still published from a garden shed, the venerable small-press anthology turns 32. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"The Pushcart shows itself again a stream to pan for gold in."
The Pushcart, that great democratic literary experiment, continues, in its ample girth, to rumble forward filled with gems, blunders, bafflements, and gifts. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART BOOK OF SHORT STORIES by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"A victory lap for the Pushcart Prize."
To mark a quarter-century of publishing the "best of the small press"—including over 500 short stories—editor Henderson has selected his favorite 44, which reflect both the triumphs and the shortcomings of post-Watergate American fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

Henderson, the Pushcart Press's publisher, struck a powerful ``Leaddite'' nerve when he founded the antitech Lead Pencil Club, and his selection here shows how deep the reactions are to the telecommunications bubble of e-mail, telephones, faxes, TV, and radio. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A surprising, vital collection that should hearten all serious readers."
It's hard not to get too excited about the latest enormous volume of the best of the noncommercial world of short stories, poetry, and essays. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Gleanings from an increasingly spent field."
As little magazines become house organs of university writing mills, talent discoveries become paradoxically harder to make. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1992

Now in its late teenage, Pushcart's pulse seems to need a jolt. 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 >