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 >

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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 >

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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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SIGNS OF LIFE by Cherry Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"A dreadful start, but thereafter the laid-back narrative shapes up into a thoroughly believable and wholly absorbing venture."
Wilder returns to the planet Rhomary (Second Nature, not reviewed) for this tale of a far-future cultural clash. Read full book review >

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HOARE AND THE PORTSMOUTH ATROCITIES by Wilder Perkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 1998

"And Hoare is a beguiling hero whose painstakingly described feats aboard his small yacht will endear him to anyone with a love of sailing."
A new entry in the historical mystery genre—with a slightly different tack. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT AN ACCIDENT by April Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"Excellent meditations on the human condition, well-suited to rest alongside the likes of Denis Johnson and Richard Ford."
Seven short stories, a rough-and-tumble novella and a clever bit of metafiction on teaching punctuate this collection from Wilder. Read full book review >

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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 >

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A THORNTON WILDER TRIO by Thornton Wilder
Released: Nov. 8, 1956

"Wilder's popularity has grown with the success of his plays, Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and it is high time that his earlier works (his first novel dates back thirty years) again available, not only for students who accept his place in the American scene, but for a general public."
Malcom Cowley has re-evaluated Wilder's work in his introduction to this reissue of The Cabala, The Woman of Andros (both out of print for some time) and Wilder's best known work The Bridge of San Lur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 18, 1957

"The Matchmaker has never been published previously, and Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth are both Pulitzer Prize winners."
A one-volume presentation of Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth and The Matchmaker will have a new introduction by the author and the plays include some passages omitted in the original version. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN IS MY DESTINATION by Thornton Wilder
Released: Jan. 1, 1934

"And it will sell."
Sure of a market on two counts — it is "the new Thornton Wilder" (and the author of The Bridge of San Luis Rey has a picked audience); and it will have the publicity of the Book-of-the-Month Selection back of it. Read full book review >