Search Results: "C.K. Williams"


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MISGIVINGS by C.K. Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Sad, almost grim, rewarding."
Award-winning poet Williams (Repair, 1999) looks back on his parents' unhappy marriage, a mix of personalities that was guaranteed from the start to produce some sparks—and did. Read full book review >

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REPAIR by C.K. Williams
Released: June 1, 1999

"It's hard to find a whole lot to enjoy in a poet who moans: 'The agonizing plasma consciousness can be.'"
The much-celebrated Princeton professor (whose honors include an NBCC award) provides in this, his eight book of verse, a wishful definition of his art: a poet is 'someone who lives in words, making a world from their music." Read full book review >

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HOW THE NOBBLE WAS FINALLY FOUND by C.K. Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The illustrator uses his delicious transparent colors, lightening his dark splatters, shadows and tangles, to great effect, but they cannot save this effort. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Williams, a National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and Gammell, Caldecott winner and master of the sinuously surreal squiggle, deliver an overlong and overtwee tale. Read full book review >

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The Ludolf Papers by C.K. Carlson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2016

"A vividly rendered, meticulously researched, and often engrossing read for war buffs and historical suspense fans."
Conspiracy, espionage, and historical suspense prove a heady combination in this debut thriller about Nazi war crimes and big pharma. Read full book review >

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Shhhh! by C.K. Flook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A frank, sometimes-disturbing debut novel that highlights the darkness that can lurk within picture-perfect families."
A childhood defined by physical and sexual abuse leads to a tumultuous adolescence in Flook's self-described "true-life novel." Read full book review >

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TALKING ABOUT O’DWYER by C.K. Stead
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A quiet—perhaps too quiet—agreeably literate novel that vividly evokes time and place."
A long conversation about a recently deceased colleague and fellow New Zealander becomes a beautifully rendered but curiously unmoving tale of tragic missteps and regrets. Read full book review >

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GHOST DETECTIVE by Janet C.K.
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 30, 2015

"A delightful mystery even if it seems more like a series introduction than its own distinct story."
In C.K.'s debut thriller, aliens save a detective who then continues to work cases—despite the fact that he turns into a ghost every night. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF THE BODY by C.K. Stead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An amusing, clever, and agreeably literate portrait of a hapless Lucky Jim sort."
A witty romp through New Zealand academe—with metafiction and mystery joining hands in the picaresque adventures of Professor Harry Butler, obsessed with the Mind/Body problem in more ways than one. Read full book review >

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The Icarus Void by C.K. Burch
Released: Dec. 11, 2011

"Despite an overcrowded cast, the competent dialogue and well-developed characters enhance this decent contribution to the genre."
Burch's debut sci-fi novel offers creepy atmosphere in a deep-space. Read full book review >

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MANSFIELD by C.K. Stead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Relies too much on its characters' famous names to hold the reader's attention."
Stead (Talking About O'Dwyer, 2000, etc.) takes a fellow New Zealander, short-story master Katherine Mansfield, as the protagonist of his listless tenth novel. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE AND DEATH by C.K. Kelly Martin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 2, 2010

"For a summer novel focusing on love and lust, this barely causes the temperature to rise. (Fiction. YA)"
Sixteen-year-old Mason Rice has just lost his virginity and his best friends after a winning night of basketball and parties. Read full book review >

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ONE LONELY DEGREE by C.K. Kelly Martin
Released: May 26, 2009

"The perfect temperature for a summer read or a cool discussion, and an outstanding second novel. (Fiction. YA)"
Finn's family is falling apart at the same time she's falling for her best friend's boyfriend. Read full book review >