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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1942

"Sure to arouse interest and controversy everywhere."
This strange fantasy is a startling success on Broadway, where seats are sold out two months ahead. Read full book review >