Search Results: "Duncan Wall"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Blending cultural history with biography, memoir and travelogue, Wall's carefully balanced book is, in itself, a successful tightrope traverse."
A Fulbright fellow immerses himself in the remarkable history of circuses. Read full book review >

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GOOSE GOES TO SCHOOL by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2015

"What adventures will Sophie and Goose have next? (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sophie and her friend Goose are again parted, this time for Sophie's first day of school, but just as in their first outing, Goose (2015), they aren't separated for long.Read full book review >

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GOOSE ON THE FARM by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Fans of the other titles in the series will enjoy this run-of-the-farm story, though it lacks the charm of Tad Hill's Duck and Goose books. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The latest book about Sophie and Goose describes an ordinary field trip to a farm. Read full book review >

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WATER LESSONS by Chadwick Wall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A novel with many positive attributes but not enough conflict to justify its length."
In Wall's debutnovel, a young man survives a hurricane and moves to Massachusetts to plot a new future for himself. Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT by Geoffrey Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Like so much of its subject's work, a chronicle of the progression from youthful romanticism to middle-aged disillusionment, but narrated without Flaubert's style and bent for psychological realism. (30 b&w illustrations)"
The French master receives serviceable though not sterling biographical treatment from a translator of Flaubert's works for Penguin Classics. Read full book review >

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THE ROCK ORCHARD by Paula Wall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2005

"Fast, funny, and surprisingly fresh: Wall's doings manage even to overshadow their author's dependence on one-liners ('How she stayed in the missionary position long enough to get pregnant was a mystery') and draw the reader into her very strange and hilarious world."
A good-natured debut novel by Wall (If I Were a Man, I'd Marry Me, not reviewed), who offers a comic portrait of small-town life in the South. Read full book review >

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GOOSE by Laura Wall
by Laura Wall, illustrated by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Simple, elegant design produces a title with high appeal for the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young Sophie is portrayed with yellow hair and a red dress and smiles out at readers as the story begins. Soon she makes the acquaintance of a most amiable goose. Read full book review >

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GOOSE GOES TO THE ZOO by Laura Wall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Wall's cheery, flat, brightly colored illustrations are neatly suited to this naïve rendering of the age-old dilemma of friendship: how to enjoy others' company in spite of different tastes and habits. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Human Sophie and goose Goose are best friends; they do everything together, but needless to say, in some respects they are not compatible. Read full book review >

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THE SCHOOL OF NIGHT by Alan Wall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2002

"Thoughtful and interesting, if something less than a complete success. One hopes that more of this English-born Welsh author's fiction will eventually arrive Over Here."
An independent scholar has an obsessive interest in the mysteries of Shakespeare's identity, and the eponymous Elizabethan society somehow related to him. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTNING CAGE by Alan Wall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Erudite and graceful, but this one somehow loses its point halfway through, running on and on to no apparent end."
From Welsh novelist Wall (The School of Night, 2002, etc.), an odd, meandering account of a wayward seminarian's attempts to uncover the mysteries surrounding a mad 18th-century poet,. Read full book review >