Search Results: "Daryl Wells"


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TWO MRS. GIBSONS by Toyomi Igus
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Wells's colorful pictures have a matching warmth of spirit, along with an awkwardness of figure and perspective that gives them the look of folk art. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
In alternating passages, a young girl tells about two women she knew in her past, one an elderly African-American, the other a younger Japanese. Read full book review >

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DOMINION by Daryl Chestney
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2010

"An uncommonly intellectual adventure."
A dense, detailed novel about the mysterious city-state of Grimpkin and an outcast's bid for fortune and glory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

Grammy-winning musician Davis gets taken for a ride by the KKK in this futile and pointless volume. Read full book review >

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PANDEMONIUM by Daryl Gregory
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A promising first effort that demonstrates Gregory's ability to synthesize scraps of pop culture into a compelling, original story."
Gregory's pulpy debut novel takes place in a world where demonic possession is both commonplace and hotly debated, and follows one man's struggle with his (literal) inner demon in a story that combines elements of horror, alternate history and magic realism. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2008

"A worthy take on the fascinating debate over Shakespeare's true identity."
An academic takes aim at perhaps the biggest mystery in English literature. Read full book review >

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COMMANDMENT by Daryl Chestney
Released: Dec. 10, 2011

"An unusually satisfying sequel that maintains and expands the evocation and drama of the saga."
The second installment of a fantasy series that continues the exploration of the byzantine city of Grimpkin and the renewed trials of the story's engaging heroine. Read full book review >

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AFTERPARTY by Daryl Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2014

"A hugely entertaining, surprising and perhaps prophetic package that, without seeming to, raises profound questions about the human mind and the nature of perception."
An eye-popping glimpse of a near future when designer drugs are commonplace, from the author of Raising Stony Mayhall (2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S ALPHABET by Daryl Gregory
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Evokes the best of Stephen King: Gregory is a writer to watch."
Engaging sophomore effort from the author of Pandemonium (2008) paints a highly original portrait of a town irrevocably changed by a bizarre disease. Read full book review >

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SPOONBENDERS by Daryl Gregory
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A skillfully written family drama that employs quirk and magic with grace."
In a nimble and substantial novel, Gregory (Harrison Squared, 2015, etc.) delves into the lives of the members of the eccentric and psychically gifted Telemachus family. Read full book review >

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LIVED by Daryl Wayland Nash
Released: July 12, 2012

"A tale with enough horror to carry the story but not enough to keep readers awake at night."
Invading life forms come from deep within the Earth, not from outer space, in Nash's debut novella. Read full book review >

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USE YOUR WORDS, SOPHIE! by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Absolutely enchanting—a must-have for the new-sibling shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Sophie, the spirited mouse toddler, is back—navigating sisterhood with mischief and delight. Read full book review >