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LAW by Ed Willis
Released: June 12, 2012

"Only for readers who like their literature on the strange side."
The bizarre tale of two twisted paths through life. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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NAKED WITHOUT A HAT by Jeanne Willis
FICTION
Released: May 11, 2004

"With strong secondary characters and an original final twist, this British story, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread prize, moves slowly at times but ultimately rewards the reader in full measure. (Fiction. YA)"
Will Avery, who's slow, deliberate, and unusually kind to both people and animals, narrates his love story in an unsophisticated voice. Read full book review >

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THE BARN BURNER by Patricia Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2000

"Worthy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this compelling, well-written historical novel, peopled with beautifully realized characters, Willis (Danger Along the Ohio, 1997, etc.) explores the themes of finding oneself, of friendship, and of the true meaning of family and home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This lacks some of the thrills and spills of Into Thin Air but is of the same class and caliber—and will make many readers wonder why anyone would ever dare climb into the clouds."
A death-haunted saga of the scalers of heaven. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A greatest hits compilation that scores with every selection."
A resolutely fun and exciting collection that spans the gamut of magical fiction. Read full book review >

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A GOOD DISTANCE by Sarah Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2004

"Carefully crafted, dreary third from Willis (The Rehearsal, 2001, etc.)."
Dying mother, guilt-stricken daughter. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Lucid, unbiased, tactful, Willis offers fresh perspective on English cultural life between the wars—and insight into the perennial lure of the printing press for creative writers."
Working with records he discovered himself, Willis (English/College of William and Mary) constructs a comprehensive and methodical history of Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press and of its literary and intellectual significance. Read full book review >

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KENNEDYS by Clint Willis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Into the Kennedy aura once more, but brightly."
A gallimaufry of musings on the Kennedy family showcases some classy political writing. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Willis's style is resolutely unflashy, and she doesn't show much range of tone and mood, but this is a remarkably mature, self-assured debut by a writer whose work will draw comparisons to Alice Munro and Mavis Gallant."
The well-made, mostly downbeat stories in Canadian writer Willis's debut collection feature characters with an intimate understanding of loss—loss past, loss present, even the losses to come. Read full book review >

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NEBULA AWARDS 33 by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1999

"Terrific fiction, a Bronx cheer for the nonfiction."
paper 0-15-600601-4 Nebula's 1997 award-winners and ballot finalists are presented by Willis, who takes over from last year's editor, Jack Dann. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1999

A challenging analysis of the culture and politics of the 1990's that takes on the frail left as well as the burgeoning right. Read full book review >