Search Results: "Brian Willson"


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WOULDN'T IT BE NICE by Brian Willson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"A bold and genuinely affecting account by a founding father of rock 'n' roll: a must for popular-music fans. (Fifty-plus b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An express train to hell and back with the leader of the Beach Boys. Read full book review >

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LYDIA by Brian Willson
ROMANCE
Released: March 24, 2013

"A subtle love story that rewards patient readers with its quiet charms."
In this supernatural love story, when Ed Austin purchases a 200-year-old farm in Maine, it comes with a ghost that may haunt him in all the right ways. Read full book review >

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A Keeper's Truth by Dee Willson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A sensual novel about a painter, sparkling with mythological details."
In this debut romantic fantasy, a widow tries to choose between a family man and a globe-trotting teacher, unaware that an ancient predator stalks her. Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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PIRANESI'S DREAM by Gerhard Kopf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

The eponymous 18th-century artist, an engraver who dreamed of becoming a great architect, is the metafictional narrator of this quirky, discursive novel by the German author of the equally rarefied There Is No Borges (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE REMF RETURNS by David A. Willson
Released: May 7, 1992

"Whether these two diaries are novels begs the question— there's a narrative here, and a sly wit at work."
The sequel to REMF Diary (1988—not reviewed): an account of the last days of an Army clerk's Vietnam tour-of-duty from July 5 through October 23, 1967. Read full book review >

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"Willson's endless fights and relentless sense of humor offer pure entertainment for zombie fans."
Willson's (White Light Tarot, 2009) debut horror thriller follows a brave group of people as they battle vampires and zombies in Boston. Read full book review >

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STRINDBERG'S STAR by Rachel Willson-Broyles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2012

"Any one of the plot strains in this ambitious debut might have made for a satisfying novel, but woven together, they create more confusion than excitement."
Evil Nazi schemes, Norse mythology, Pompeian legend and a balloon expedition to the North Pole are narrative bedfellows in this sprawling, fanciful tale driven by the desperate pursuit of a metal ankh, or amulet, discovered on a corpse in an abandoned copper mine. Read full book review >

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WON'T YOU TAKE ME TO WASHINGTON
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Yay x 2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: LOL IRL

Bonus Factors: Sci-Fi Convention, 24 Hours

Relationship Status: Casablanca

 

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

This cover is so cute—pixelated Ana and Zak! Math! The implied promise that Ana and Zak are ...


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THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Time, grief, forgiveness, and love intersect in epic theater celebrating mysteries of the heart and spirit. (notes) (Fiction. 10 & up)"
In the final volume of a trilogy connected by theme, structural innovation, and exquisite visual storytelling, Selznick challenges readers to see. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING GOES: STOP! GO! by Brian Biggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Here's hoping more Everything Goes board books are en route. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A delightfully playful exploration of vehicles and opposites. Read full book review >