Search Results: "Curtis Wilkie"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2001

"Wilkie is a savvy reporter, combining grace with tack-sharpness in this memorable portrait of a slice of the South over the past half-century."
A fluent and fluid memoir of growing up way down south, from Boston Globe reporter Wilkie. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"Overlong but well-balanced."
Veteran journalist Wilkie (Journalism/Univ. of Mississippi; Dixie: A Personal Odyssey Through Events that Shaped the Modern South, 2001, etc.) produces a meaty biography extolling the rise and fall of an infamously lucrative trial litigator. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO CAMELOT by Thomas Oliphant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"An excellent chronicle of JFK's innovations, his true personality, and how close he came to losing."
Accepting the challenge that Theodore White laid out in The Making of the President 1960: to "tell the story of the quest for power in 1960 in more precise terms with a greater wealth of established fact." Read full book review >

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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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WILKIE COLLINS by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A compact, pithy, and generous biography of a novelist who found great success despite writing in the age of Dickens, Eliot, and Trollope."
The latest installment in the author's Brief Lives series is dedicated to the popular British novelist Wilkie Collins (1824-1889). Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, CURTIS by Kevin Henkes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Pair this with Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Griggs' Work (1989) for another fond look at one person's impact on a community. (Picture book. 3+)"
A charming book that evokes the best of a community and celebrates one special letter carrier named Curtis. Read full book review >

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CURTIS PIPERFIELD'S BIGGEST FAN by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Young romance readers will love it and long for more. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Although he's a year younger, Curtis is a talented guitarist and an aspiring rock star whose biggest (and only) fan is C.C., short for Cecily. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF DECLAN CURTIS by John Jeremiah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"A classic mob tale with some welcome and unexpectedly fresh notes."
A debut novel blends loss, intrigue, action, and the criminal underworld. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"A flawed but fascinating examination of the unsettling intersection of a child molester, the Mormon Church and the American legal system."
A detailed investigation into a serial pedophile and respected elder in the Mormon Church whose years as a child molester continued even after church leaders were alerted to the abuse. Read full book review >

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A ROGUE’S LIFE by Wilkie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A neglected gem: one of Collins's most enticing fictions, and one of Hesperus Press's happiest rediscoveries."
A calculating antihero charms his way to wedded bliss and prosperity in this early (1856) novella from the lively pen of the great Victorian melodramatist. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED ZEBEDEE? by Wilkie Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Stylish and superlative entertainment: perfect for a wintry eve with the wind howling dutifully outside."
Collins's genius for intricate plotting and breakneck narrative pacing is vividly displayed in these two stories written after his masterpieces The Woman in White, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Read full book review >