Search Results: "Christine Wicker"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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DONOVAN'S WIFE by Tom Wicker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"Read it and weep."
Crisscrossing sexual allegations heat up a dirty, vacuous Senate race: a bittersweet election-year bonbon from veteran journalist Wicker (One of Us, 1991, etc.). 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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OLIVER CAT ON PLANET B by Christine Kettner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The three stories overall are not stellar, but serviceable, as are the author's bright, simple illustrations. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Oliver is a can-do sort of cat who moves cheerfully through three short chapters in this mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND THE PRESENT by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, Ross's color-pencil art is humorous and appealing, though much of the delicate detail will be lost in group sharing. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Lily's new brother ``came into the world with nothing,'' and Lily would like to get something ``big and bright and beautiful'' to supplement his other, boring presents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DAY WITH NUMBERS by Christine Powers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"A companion volume, My Day with Animals, is in the same format. (Picture book. 1-5)"
``One child'' puts on ``two slippers'' and is greeted by ``three muffins'' at breakfast, then uses ``four crayons'' to make ``five drawings,'' and so on through a day that ends with ``nine books'' and ``ten yawns'' (labeled with Arabic numerals in their one appearance here). Read full book review >

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LILY AND THE BEARS by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Children may enjoy comparing this to Where the Wild Things Are. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lily, not liking to be a child, dons a bear suit each morning—with manners to match, which her parents deplore but don't try to change. Read full book review >