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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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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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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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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THE PALM OF MY HEART by Davida Adedjouma
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"With an introduction by Lucille Clifton. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A collection of works, subtitled ``Poetry by African American Children,'' that showcases an exciting new artist whose style is unique and fully realized. 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 >

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VENICE: LION CITY by Garry Wills
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A history from the precious perspective of a devotee."
Prolific classicist Wills (Saint Augustine's Childhood, above, etc.) examines the politics, art, and religion of Renaissance Venice to show how the sea empire was a crowning achievement of civilization. Read full book review >

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SCATTERPATH by Maralys Wills
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1993

"Notwithstanding the author's dead-on command of black-box and procedural detail, then: a clumsy, suspense-free narrative whose cul-de-sac plotting keeps it earthbound."
A would-be shocker that, for all its chillingly authentic asides on air crashes, never gets off the ground. 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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PAPAL SIN by Garry Wills
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2000

"An invigorating read that is sure to spark controversy."
Popes used to sin openly, and Catholics knew it, writes Pulitzer Prize-winner Wills (John Wayne's America, 1997, etc.) in his new study of contemporary Catholicism. Read full book review >