Search Results: "Chester Wong"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"Though the writing lacks polish, readers interested in elite military forces could hardly ask for a more honest rendering."
A West Point graduate looks back on his training and experiences as a Green Beret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 6, 2012

"Required reading for those interested in the Green Berets or life in the U.S. Army."
More accounts about the life and making of a U.S. Special Forces officer from author Wong (Yellow Green Beret: Volume I, 2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"While not as action-packed as the first two Yellow Green Beret books, this third certainly holds its own for readers interested in the U.S. military and life at West Point."
The third installment from author Wong (Yellow Green Beret Vol. II, 2012, etc.) about the nitty-gritty realities of life as a U.S. Special Forces officer. Read full book review >

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HOME TO THE SEA by Chester Aaron
Released: Sept. 18, 2004

"Editorial deficiencies aside, this myth-novel will pull readers along with its entrancing story and, in the right hands, could have strong film potential."
A unique combination of mermaid myth and realistic childhood portrait that has a power of story far outweighing its weak writing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2003

"Intriguing midpoint autobiography sure to rouse curiosity about what the next half has in store."
Chester's go-ahead-and-laugh debut memoir shows a difficult adolescence evolving into a successful independent-film career. Read full book review >

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HIDING GLORY by Laura Chester
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Associations aside, a chromatic fantasy full of panache and a clever sense of fun."
A heavenly blue horse introduces a young girl to a land of merriment that finds itself besieged by serpents and Kermudgins. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE LAKE by Laura Chester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Certainly sweeping, certainly vivid, but terminally thin."
Anthologist and novelist Chester (Bitches Ride Alone, 1991, not reviewed, etc.) revisits the Midwest's gilded age—here, in a lavishly detailed but rushed saga of four families' intertwined lives from the turn of the century to the present. Read full book review >

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ALEX, WHO WON HIS WAR by Chester Aaron
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 31, 1991

Alex Kellar, 14, longs for WW II to be over and his soldier brother, Oliver, to come home. Read full book review >

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RANCHO WEIRDO by Laura Chester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"A masterful collection of new work from a time-tested author."
In her latest, Chester (Marvel the Marvelous, 2008, etc.) bursts forth on the page with 17 unpredictably fresh short stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"Complex, quixotic attempt to sway the American public from the temptation to 'amuse itself to death.'"
A sobering view of today's entrenched corporate media giants as a threat to the concept of an enlightened electorate. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF CHESTER HIMES by Chester Himes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1991

"While some of the pieces here read like dated magazine fiction, the best rise above their time and bear witness to the racism that compromised the humanity of white and black alike."
Himes (d. 1984) is well served by this collection of 61 stories (25 never before published): mostly short takes that deal with the black experience, ranging from impoverishment and prison life to the excesses and satisfactions of religion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUACKERS by Liz Wong
by Liz Wong, illustrated by Liz Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Both relevant and adorable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cat who thinks he's a duck learns about himself. Read full book review >