Search Results: "Christine Wicker"


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CHRISTINE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 1983

"King's blend of adolescent raunch, All-American sentiment, and unsubtle spookery has never, since Carrie, been more popcorn-readable—with immense appeal for all those fans interested in the 522-page equivalent of a drive-in horror movie."
The Exorcist meets My Mother, The Car. . . in a chiller that takes a nifty Twilight Zone notion and stretches it out to King-sized proportions—with teen-gab galore, horror-flick mayhem, epic foreshadowing, and endlessly teased-out suspense. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Entertaining adventures in esoterica, with some serious side effects."
Reporter's investigation finds that modern witchcraft, occult practices and mystical lifestyles are reflective of spirituality repressed by the march of science against faith. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Valuable not only for its frank, personal struggles with faith, but also for Wicker's memorable interviews with religious folks of all persuasions."
An honest autobiographical account of a journalist's return to faith on her own terms. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A good story, and gorgeous writing."
A boozy, bitter pathologist becomes a most unwilling detective when he uncovers a baby-trafficking scheme in Dublin in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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FEEDING CHRISTINE by Barbara Chepaitis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"Four likable women and an unusual plot that lets readers learn to know them: a fine debut."
Memory, tradition, and family are the ingredients for a tale about how food can save the soul. Read full book review >

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THE WICKER MAN CHRONICLES by Steve A. Walker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"A brutal, ultimately optimistic baby boomer memoir that pulls no punches."
From debut author Walker comes a memoir chronicling a strict Catholic upbringing, fighting in Vietnam and life as an engineer. Read full book review >

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GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH by Tom Wicker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2004

"In the end, Wicker offers little more than 'a nice man with good connections': perhaps not the worst president, though the acorn doesn't fall far from the oak."
A readable life, at once respectful and critical, of Bush I, who nursed "what must have been a burning desire to become president of the United States" without formulating any particular plans for what he'd do once he got the job. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STAR by Tom Wicker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2006

"A crisp portrait that adds to a broader understanding of the use of fear as an enduring political stratagem."
The rise and fall of the Wisconsin chicken farmer who, as a junior senator seeking power and prestige, briefly gained both as the nation's anti-communist Grand Inquisitor in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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EASTER LILY by Tom Wicker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An evocative parade of adulteries, betrayals, luncheonette meals, and slugs of Wild Turkey that doesn't produce many legal thrillsor, ultimately, the kind of moral complexity Wicker (Donovan's Wife, 1992; Tragic Failure: Racial Integration in America, 1996, etc.) would like to claim."
Justice, southern style, is the all-too-elusive goal in veteran columnist Wicker's tale of race, sex, and murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Wicker's historical analysis of the social cost of continuing inequality is an invaluable corrective to conservative attacks on affirmative action and a sobering condemnation of America's unwillingness to do the right thing. (Author tour)"
The former New York Times columnist builds a thorough, damning indictment of America's retreat from racial integration. Read full book review >