Search Results: "Craig Steven Wilder"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A groundbreaking history that will no doubt contribute to a reappraisal of some deep-rooted founding myths."
An eye-opening examination of how America's colonial-era colleges were rooted in slave economies and "stood beside church and state as the third pillar of a civilization built on bondage." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Interesting new theories on improving marital relationships presented in a self-help format."
Therapist Craig brings a new book on marriage to the self-help shelf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 17, 1973

Wilder, whether in ancient Rome or Grover's Corners, whether concerned with cosmic laughter or morning pancakes, has worked easily within popular archetypes — his characters exist in a comfortable dreamy distance yet are as instantly familiar as an image in an attic mirror. Read full book review >

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MY FRENCH WHORE by Gene Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Modest but satisfying, if unabashedly sentimental."
Actor and screenwriter Wilder follows up his well-received memoir (Kiss Me Like a Stranger, 2005) with this slender but nimble fiction about an American soldier captured by the Germans in the waning days of World War I. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY by Gene Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"Treacly and entirely predictable, though it will no doubt appeal to undemanding readers looking for a warm and fuzzy adventure."
More sentimental fiction from actor/author Wilder (What Is This Thing Called Love?, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 1968

"The publishers feel that Wilder's 1967 National Book Award, for The Eighth Day, has created a new audience for these early works."
Two early Wilder opuses, his first novel, The Cabala (1926) and his third. Read full book review >

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NICKEL by Robert Wilder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A witty, angst-filled drama that succeeds in spite of its flaws. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Ninth-grader Coy doesn't feel comfortable in his own skin. Read full book review >

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MURDER ETOUFFEE by Eric Wilder
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Uneven literary gumbo, with some ingredients more tasty than others."
A post-Katrina melange of short stories, cultural history and recipes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 24, 1979

"A weak potpourri, then, not quite justified by that one grand essay."
The three-part title essay here is Wilder's reworking of sections from his 1950 Norton lectures at Harvard — and, though hardly profound, it shows Wilder at his most topsyturvy thoughtful and folksy-smart eloquent. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 18, 1947

"An interesting and original bit of creative writing- a tour de force, perhaps, but provocative."
The author of The Bridge of San Luis Rey commands a definite and fairly predictable market among the intellectuals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Fragrance Shed By A Violet by Lin Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A promising storyline that falls victim to disappointing writing and editing."
In Wilder's debut novel, a respected Houston cardiologist is convicted of killing her mother with an unapproved drug, but some begin to question whether she's actually guilty of the crime. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE MATTER OF TREASON by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Lovers of sea stories and English history will be saddened that Perkins's death in 1999 has brought the series to an end."
England is still at war with Napoleon when the curtain rises on this third and final adventure for Captain Bartholomew Hoare (Hoare and the Headless Captains, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >