Search Results: "Bill Wallace"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Too many detours confuse this account of an inspiring achievement."
Sports Illustrated senior editor Gorant (Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption, 2010, etc.) recounts the tale of a rescue dog who became a world champion Frisbee dog and a mascot for pit bulls. Read full book review >

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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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MIKE WALLACE by Peter Rader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Bold, well-crafted biography of a long-elusive and controversial public figure."
A probing biography unveils the insecure depressive lurking inside 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It was an odd feeling, but he was a child and it was not entirely new to him'—but they are deeply amusing and Matje's sophisticated cartoons will keep children smiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is the curious story of Wallace Hoskins, who is small for his age and never seen without his large red fireman's hat. Read full book review >

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WALLACE STEVENS by Tony Sharpe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 1999

"Sharpe's impressively scholarly study will interest only devotees of modern poetry."
A carefully, if narrowly, drawn map of the battle lines in poet Stevens's aesthetic and personal struggles. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Admirers of Stegner's work will find this a useful but uninspired companion. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A thorough if somewhat detached life of the dean of Western American letters. Read full book review >

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Released: May 9, 1977

"Yet the book glows with insights into both literature and personality and is sure to stand as a megalith in Stevens' criticism."
Harold Bloom sees modern poetry as a battlefield where new poets fight against their predecessors. Read full book review >

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WALLACE AND GROMIT by Rona Selby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"Stick with the DVDs. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Reminiscent of early Sesame Street titles for its mediocre writing and fuzzy, low quality illustrations, this house tour will not only be meaningless to readers unfamiliar with the Wallace and Gromit feature film and shorts, it'll leave even confirmed fans struggling to make out what's going on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 1995

"A rare examination of the life, accomplishments, and intellectual roots of an extraordinary though neglected figure."
A historian and a psychologist argue that esoteric spiritual beliefs governed the career of the enigmatic populist/progressive, Henry A. Wallace. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO THOUGHT HE WAS SANTA by Bill Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This is a homespun tale with a hint of Christianity that extols the essence of Christmas, loyalty and familial love, dog included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Though the title is a tad misleading, this is a story of a loving, down-on-their-luck family with an extraordinary dog. Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED! by Bill Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2004

"Despite some didactic text and conversation and phrasing too grown-up for the characters delivering them, cunningly told. (Fiction. 8-9)"
As far back as she can remember, her grandparent's horse has been her secret delight, refuge, and confidant, but when it dies, eight-year-old Kristine feels off balance, and instead of grieving, creates an emotional distance to protect herself from further hurt. Read full book review >

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UPCHUCK AND THE ROTTEN WILLY by Bill Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"As it should, friendship overcomes all; despite the unnecessarily pandering title, the book has a gentle message that comes through without treacle. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
From Wallace (True Friends, 1994, etc.), a tale of interspecies friendship. Read full book review >