Search Results: "David Henry Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

BEING HENRY DAVID by Cal Armistead
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"This compelling, suspenseful debut, a tough-love riff on guilt, forgiveness and redemption, asks hard questions to which there are no easy answers. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When Hank wakes up in Penn Station, the only clue to his identity is the book he's clutching, Walden, so he adopts Henry David Thoreau's name and iconic work to guide him on his journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

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HENRY DAVID THOREAU by Laura Dassow Walls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 6, 2017

"Thoreau has inspired so many esteemed biographies that it's difficult to claim any new one as definitive. However, Walls delivers a sympathetic and honest portrait that fully captures the private and public life of this singular American figure."
A superbly researched and written literary portrait that broadens our understanding of the great American writer and pre-eminent naturalist who has too long been regarded as a self-righteous scold. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Utilitarian of format but well organized and with plenty of grist for both minds and hands. (period photos, bibliography, endnotes, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
A portrait of Thoreau as a seminal American philosopher and naturalist, with nearly two dozen projects that will have young readers marching to his beat. Read full book review >

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WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. Read full book review >

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WILSON by David Mamet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well, folks, we're here to tell you—Wilson isn't even half-vast."
You'll want to clear your sinuses by renting a video of Glengarry Glen Ross or American Buffalo after wrestling with this unruly anti-novel by the noted playwright and remarkably unremarkable writer of fiction. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by John Milton Cooper Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"Cooper exhibits complete command of his materials, a sure knowledge of the man and a nuanced understanding of a presidency almost Shakespearean in its dimensions."
A noted Woodrow Wilson expert comprehensively examines the life and career of America's 28th president. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN VOYAGES OF SINBAD THE SAILOR by Said
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Ageless yarn-spinning, if not quite so laced with thrilling melodrama as John Yeoman and Quentin Blake's rendition (1997). (Folk tales. 10-13)"
Bright-eyed beneath a huge, floppy turban, an ever optimistic merchant sets out again and again on rocky roads to riches in this lighthearted version of the classic Arabian Nights adventures, from two Iranian expats.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS PLOT by Kirsten Boie
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Reminiscent of Philip Pullman's Tin Princess (1994) in setting, and also in being clever, quick-paced and well stocked with Royals, Boie's U.S. debut carries a full load of reader appeal. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Boie shows why she's such a popular novelist in Germany, with a tale so engaging that readers will shrug off the contrivances she needs to bring it all off. Read full book review >

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PIZZICATO by Rusalka Reh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Despite potentially confusing bits—from repeatedly-mentioned 'brown patches' on Mey-Mey's neck and hand that turn out to be calluses rather than birthmarks to everyone's sudden and inexplicable loss of interest in the violin's magic at the end—the tale's steady predictability will keep less-demanding readers engaged. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Well-worn character types and plot devices may earn the first juvenile title in Amazon's new line of imports a little traction with fans of Cornelia Funke's mysteries. Read full book review >

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Released: May 27, 1996

"Perhaps this biography, in its lumbering, cumbersome way, might bring a few of these elegant, streamlined, ever inventive works back to the bookstores."
As with many ploddingly obese biographies, there is a thin, sprightly work here aching to be set free. Read full book review >

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WOODROW WILSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"A worthy overview that acknowledges Wilson's considerable strengths and his many limitations."
Latest in the American Presidents series, profiling a respected but now overlooked chief executive. Read full book review >