Search Results: "Davida Wills Hurwin"


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CIRCLE THE SOUL SOFTLY by Davida Wills Hurwin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2006

"A fairly graceful presentation of an ungraceful topic. (Fiction. YA)"
Katie's starting tenth grade at a ritzy private school in the new community where her mother's fiancé lives. Read full book review >

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FREAKS & REVELATIONS by Davida Wills Hurwin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A yawner of a story based on true events. (Fiction. YA)"
Tattooed, abused, racist, shaven-headed Doug smokes, drinks and travels with a pack of thuggish, troublemaking punks in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE FARTHER YOU RUN by Davida Wills Hurwin
FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2003

"Upscale Lurlene McDaniel fare. (Fiction. YA)"
Samantha, the surviving friend in perennially popular A Time for Dancing (1995) continues her life immediately following Julie's death by leaving dancing completely alone. Read full book review >

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A TIME FOR DANCING by Davida Wills Hurwin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The novel is beautifully composed, with dialogue that never falters, characters who are fully realized, and plotting to make readers turn the pages through their tears. (Fiction. 12+)"
Samantha and Juliana have been best friends forever. Read full book review >

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A TEST OF WILLS by Charles Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"A feast for the like-minded."
Returning from the Great War in 1919, Inspector Ian Rutledge is dispatched to the Warwick village of Upper Streetham to track down the killer of Colonel Charles Harris, shot from his horse but mysteriously landed on his chest. Read full book review >

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THE RITES & WRONGS OF JANICE WILLS by Joanna Pearson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2011

"Serve to readers who like their chick lit with a side of humor. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Who better to study adolescent behavior than Janice Wills, a budding anthropologist and teenager herself? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPORTS
Released: July 21, 1995

"Brief accounts of the ancient Games, 19th-century precursors, and highlights of the first few Olympics flesh out the narrative, as do occasional side essays, plenty of small black-and-white photosold and newas well as some in full color. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12- 15)"
In the Sports Legacy series, a sympathetic, overdue look at a man with an extraordinary vision, and extraordinary will to match. Read full book review >

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GEORGE BALANCHINE by Davida Kristy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 26, 1996

"The writing is very straightforward and plain, which makes the book accessible but does not capture all Balanchine's complexities. (b&w photos, sources, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-12)"
How Gyorgy Balanchivadze, would-be naval cadet in Tsarist Russia, turned into one of the principal figures in American dance is a riveting story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1992

"A gripping tale of transformation and redemption—though some may gasp at the cost."
A California mother of six joins one of her surviving sons in recounting their family's tragic and exhilarating involvement in hang gliding—an unusual tale of an eccentric American family, and, perhaps unintentionally, a stern warning to others who long to fly. Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF AN IDIOT by David Wills
Released: Feb. 9, 2012

"A well-drawn narrator, fast-paced plot and dark humor make Wills' debut a promising one."
A young man begins keeping a diary to improve his humdrum existence—just days before love, violence and loss consume his life. Read full book review >

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SAINT AUGUSTINE’S CONVERSION by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2004

"Elegant and well annotated: of considerable interest to students of the church fathers and doctors."
Fourth and last volume (after Saint Augustine's Sin, 2003, etc.) of classicist/historian Wills's translation of Augustine's Confessions, a key document of the early church. Read full book review >

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SAINT AUGUSTINE’S CHILDHOOD by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2001

"One can only hope that Wills will expand his project and give us the Testimony whole."
An exacting—and exciting—new translation and discussion of the first book of Augustine's Confessiones by an accomplished and prolific stylist and classicist (Venice: Lion City, below, etc.). Read full book review >