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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

Twain's domestic years (1870-1904) were not what he considered his best. Read full book review >

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THE STRUGGLE FOR SEA POWER by Sam Willis
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A page-turner that delivers an eye-opening history of the American Revolution from a different perspective, as well as surprising details of what Willis maintains was the greatest war of the age of sail."
A history of how the American revolt of 1775 evolved into a worldwide conflict. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Despite the rhetorical excesses and some padding (two throwaway pieces about Picasso and Warhol): a must-browse for readers interested in feminism and the culture wars."
The former Village Voice writer and editor (Journalism/NYU) collects almost 30 essays and book reviews spanning the 80's. Read full book review >

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LONELY DECEPTIONS by D.R. Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"The literary equivalent of your favorite late-night, Jersey-diner comfort food—effortlessly digestible."
This twisting neo-noir mixes Mayberry-esque domesticity with paranoiac Big Sleep double-dealings, set against a panoramic backdrop stretching from Rosewood, N.J., to the very heart of Mother Russia. Read full book review >

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DOOMSDAY BOOK by Connie Willis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1992

"Splendid work—brutal, gripping, and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing, and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the usual science-fiction constituency."
Second solo novel (following Lincoln's Dreams, 1987) from an author best known for her strong stories (the collection Fire Watch, etc.). Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE STORM by Patricia Willis
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1995

"Willis plots a predictable but sturdy story, with a slightly antique flavor and a cast whose good hearts are frequently disguised beneath crusty or careless exteriors. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A bright future goes dim when Mandy's father is killed in WWII, and a returning veteran takes her mother's job. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE 
OF SILENCE by James Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2007

"As the book draws to a close, Billy has finally attained a fullness of character that he had previously lacked-a wisdom only achieved through suffering and loss. An erudite, coming-of-age war novel."
An eager young soldier learns lasting life lessons during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A startling, revealing look at photographic representation and its effect on African-American identity and consciousness."
A provocative exploration of how African-Americans have, and more often have not, participated in the creation of their image through photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Meaty tales for the law-abiding, armchair adventurer."
Previously published essays on the NYPD explore the last 150 years of crime-fighting in a tough town. Read full book review >

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BELLWETHER by Connie Willis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1996

"Willis's intriguing notion comes across with the authority of a genuine insight—and probably merits a more dramatic and thoroughgoing workout than the agreeable but bland treatment it receives here."
Here-and-now speculative yarn involving chaos theory and statistical prediction, from the author of the fine Doomsday Book (1992), etc. Employed by the HiTek company, Sandra Foster is trying to develop a theory that can predict how and why fads and trends begin. Read full book review >