Search Results: "Brad Wolfe"


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BREAKFAST ON MARS by Rebecca Stern
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"An important collection that ought to become a staple in writing classes. (Essays. 10 & up)"
A guide for writing teachers that is truly useful. Read full book review >

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LOOK! by Gillian Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Brief biographies of each artist follow the body of the text. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Wolfe, head of education at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, uses 18 paintings to hone observation skills and teach art history. Read full book review >

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LOOK! by Gillian Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A lively and sophisticated introduction to the art of close reading a painting. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
A well-chosen selection of paintings spanning the centuries serves as examples of how artists convey meaning. Read full book review >

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ENDANGERED SPECIES by Gene Wolfe
Released: March 20, 1989

A substantial collection of 34 tales, many previously uncollected, from the renowned author of, most recently, There Are Doors (1988), ranging from horror and fantasy to speculative and hard science fiction. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BILLABLE HOUR by Susan *Wolfe
Released: March 21, 1989

Flawed but appealing: a mystery debut set at a Silicon Valley law firm, with amusingly precise glimpses of attorney gamesmanship and a mostly endearing (somewhat overdrawn) nebbish-hero. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Wolfe reduces an electrifying tale of power and disgrace into a lifeless narrative, and compelling figures into straw men. (Frist serial to Vanity Fair; Literary Guild selection)"
Both more and less than you wanted to know about the scandalous downfall of the chief judge of New York State's Court of Appeals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"Too cluttered, and blemished by sly jibes at Judaism and Christianity, but still memorable as travelogue and Islamic apologetic."
A rare firsthand account, by an American writer and recent Muslim convert, of a journey to the geographical heart of ``the least understood of the world's great religions.'' Wolfe postpones his trip to Mecca until the second half of his narrative, preceding it with a colorful but meandering description of his sojourn in Morocco. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO THE WHORL by Gene Wolfe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"For the rest of us mere mortals, Wolfe's grace and power evoke gleams of admiration even as we float away on a tide of indifference."
This, the third and final part of Wolfe's Short Sun trilogy (In Green's Jungles, p. 842), itself a sequel to a tetralogy, the Book of the Long Sun, concludes the saga of Patera Silk, the one-time ruler of an immense starship, the Whorl, the story's narrator, Horn, various other characters—some of whom may have become a composite—and the planets that Whorl's colonists have populated. Read full book review >

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THE NEW JOURNALISM by Tom Wolfe
Released: June 6, 1973

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THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES by Tom Wolfe
Released: Nov. 9, 1987

"Often hilarious, and much, much more."
Sheer entertainment against a fabulous background, proving that late-blooming first-novelist Wolfe, a superobserver of the social scene (The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers), has the right stuff for fiction. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE TOY SHOP by Frances Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Wolfe's oil paintings far exceed her text, as her attractive illustrations exhibit sophisticated perspectives, appealing human characters and a dear little bunny who deserves better narration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overlong and too-sentimental story is set in a toy shop owned by a gentle, white-haired man named Mr. Kringle. Read full book review >