Search Results: "Carlotta Walls LaNier"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Keenly observed and moving."
Well-crafted look at the wrenching experience of the youngest of the "Little Rock Nine." Read full book review >

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WALLS by Marcello Di Cintio
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Solid journalism that takes readers into cheerless, contested places they probably would not wish to see for themselves. An eye-opener."
Canadian journalist Di Cintio (Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey into the Heart of Iran, 2006, etc.) leads a whirlwind tour of the world, looking at the unlikely places where the human mania for erecting barriers has shown itself. Read full book review >

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JERICHO WALLS by Kristi Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It will give youthful readers information on a level deeper than that offered by mere dates and facts and will lend itself to discussion. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Another memorable preacher's child steps on to the stage in this promising debut. Read full book review >

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WALLS WITHIN WALLS by Maureen Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A delicious multilayered romp. (Magical adventure. 8-12)"
Myriad mysteries and long-lost treasure await the Smithfork children when they move from Brooklyn into an eccentric, historic apartment on the Upper East Side of New York City. Read full book review >

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GHOST WALLS by Sally M. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Though it doesn't sparkle like some of her earlier works, there's much here for patient readers. (author's note, timeline, source notes, bibliography, further reading suggestions, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The site of a 17th-century home owned by a colonial Maryland official reveals the story of its origins with the help of historians and archaeologists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR WALLS by Vangelis Hatziyannidis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"Initially charming in its slow-motion evocation of Greek rural life and the peculiarities opened up by isolation, it all becomes claustrophobic with heavy-handed plotting."
Captain Corelli's Mandolin goes gothic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECK THE WALLS by Erin Dealey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"' 'Tis the season to be jolly,' after all, and this rollicking parody neatly fits the bill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This hilarious parody of the familiar Yuletide carol starts with mashed potatoes on the walls and ends with cousins sliding downhill in the snow and the whole family singing carols together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKING THROUGH WALLS by Philip Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"A distanced portrait of an eccentric family that fails to engage."
In his debut memoir, former GQ managing editor Smith pays underwhelming homage to his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE WALLS by Judy Batalion
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A sinuous, overstuffed reflection on living with a hoarder."
One woman's struggle to find her identity after growing up in a hoarder family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Walls Within by Esra Beyatli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2015

"An enthralling, if somewhat static, novel about a woman's sudden inner awareness of a much bigger and stranger cosmos than she'd ever imagined."
An ordinary young woman meets a stranger and undergoes an extraordinary inner awakening. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE WALLS by Tatyana Tolstaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2007

"Children, old folks and the struggling in-betweens—Tolstaya sees into all their hearts. Remarkable."
Tolstaya demonstrates an impressive range in these 23 stories, most having first appeared in On the Golden Porch (1989) and Sleepwalker in a Fog (1992), together with some newer work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HADRIAN'S WALLS by Robert Draper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1999

"A breezy encounter with human darkness, carried on by the lilt of Draper's choice prose. (First printing of 60,000)"
In his cool, prosaically loping fiction debut, Texas journalist Draper easily entraps the reader in a Lone Star State prison town rancid with lies, corruptions, and cover-ups. Read full book review >