Search Results: "Daniel Wallace"


BOOK REVIEW

BIG FISH by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1998

"More a series of ingenious sketches than a cohesive novel, but, still, a vigorous updating of the purely American genre of the tall tale—as well as an imaginative, and moving, record of a son's love for a charming, unknowable father. (Author tour)"
An audacious, highly original debut novel, in which a son attempts to resolve the mysteries surrounding his father by re-creating the man's life as a series of exuberant tall tales. Read full book review >

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RAY IN REVERSE by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2000

"A deft and economical writer with a fine ear for dialogue, Wallace has produced a finely wrought novel that often reads like a series of short stories building in power as this life unfurls from front to back. (Author tour)"
Instead of following his protagonist from cradle to grave, Wallace, in this clever follow-up to his well-received first novel, Big Fish (1998), replays the life of an ordinary man who pretty much sleepwalked through his time on earth. Read full book review >

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THE WATERMELON KING by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2003

"For a fable, Wallace strikes a completely wrong tone, narrating his tale in short, ponderous, testimony-like recollections by various townsfolk. The result: heavy, pompous, and dull."
Heavy-handed fantasy set in the Deep South, from a hip young novelist (Ray in Reverse, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A sweet-tempered, funny, surprisingly poignant romantic tale."
The newest from Wallace, best known for Big Fish (1998), offers a tenderhearted, likable contribution to the tradition of the Great American Chump Novel. Read full book review >

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MR. SEBASTIAN AND THE NEGRO MAGICIAN by Daniel Wallace
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2007

"Quietly elegiac but unnecessarily convoluted tale of missed connections and rotten luck."
A magician conjures abject failure in Wallace's (The Watermelon King, 2003, etc.) bleak fourth. Read full book review >

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THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF ROAM by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"A fanciful story layered in symbolism and ripe with lyrical language."
Wallace (Big Fish, 2001, etc.) spins another mythical tale about love and family. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I IS FOR INUKSUK by Mary Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A stimulating look at an oft-overlooked culture. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Wallace once again pays tribute to the Inuit people and their Arctic home (The Inuksuk Book, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE NAKED LADY by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This haunting story, beautifully written and illustrated, will be of interest primarily to those interested in exploring art and the sources of inspiration for those who create it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quietly reminiscent autobiographical story of the author-illustrator's early inspiration to become an artist is dedicated to his first art teacher. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The artwork is captivating, finding the pen stroke is challenging, and the text will spark some animated conversation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Great-Uncle George was a magician whose "enchanted pen" has created an array of fancifully surreal illustrations, each begun with the same-shaped pen stroke and each accompanied by a brief story starter. Read full book review >

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POOKIE PUTS THE WORLD RIGHT by Ivy Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"Just the ticket for nostalgia buffs and silky-locked young hothouse flowers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Over 50 years old but never published on this side of the Atlantic, the winged bunny's fourth adventure is a cautionary take on the hazards of getting one's wish. Read full book review >