Search Results: "Bill Wise"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"A fascinating introduction to a little-known hero. (author's note, sources, afterward) (Picture book/biography.6-12)"
At a time when deaf people were routinely called "Dummy," William Hoy accepted and owned the nickname proudly. Read full book review >

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LOUIS SOCKALEXIS by Bill Wise
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

Capped by a climactic 1897 at-bat against the New York Giants' fireballer Amos Rusie, this short profile highlights the achievements of the first verifiable Native American to play in the Major Leagues. Read full book review >

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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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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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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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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOREALIS GENOME by Tom Wise
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 30, 2013

"An engaging read for sci-fi and zombie fans."
Wise and Wise's debut novel delivers a science-fiction tale of zombies and cloning in modern-day Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"A fascinating portrait of Cassidy's double life, emphasizing particularly the toll the spy's career had on his personal life over a prolonged period, though Wise falls flatter when placing the significance of Cassidy's spy operations in the big picture of the cold war."
A solidly told tale of a 22-year espionage operation aimed at foiling attempts by the Soviet Union to pilfer nerve-gas secrets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"These women experienced interesting and difficult times, but the authors' brief, insubstantial excerpts from their testimony make them all sound like the same good ol' gal telling a variation of the same story. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Folksy, good-natured recollections from some of the two million women who took jobs in factories and shipyards during WW II. Read full book review >

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A Midnight Trade by Janet Wise
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2013

"A plausible, disturbing thriller featuring torture, murder, big-business pharmaceuticals and other dirty tricks."
A Memphis cop investigates the disappearance of a prominent biogenetics scientist in this thriller by Wise (The Black Silk Road, 2010). Read full book review >

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NELL OF BRANFORD HALL by William Wise
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though the act from which this story springs merits commemoration, the inner and outer devastation wrought by disease is more vividly captured in Cynthia DeFelice's Apprenticeship of Lucas Whittaker (1996) and Anna Myers's Graveyard Girl (1995). (Fiction. 11-13)"
Loosely connected to historical events, this tale of a 17th-century English town that isolated itself to prevent the plague from spreading celebrates selfless courage, but it does so at some distance, and within the confines of a contrived, ordinary story. Read full book review >