Search Results: "Eliot Wagner"


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THREATENED by Eliot Schrefer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Engrossing action and characters readers will keep thinking about in a splendid survival story. (Adventure. 12-16)"
The author of Endangered (2012) introduces another primate species, offering a poignant demonstration of connection between chimpanzees and humans. Read full book review >

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WATER TOUCHING STONE by Eliot Pattison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 2001

"Awkward and unsure, but animated by Pattison's fascinating overlay of Buddhist spirituality on the familiar whodunit formula."
Pattison's second whodunit, once again featuring former Chinese Public Security Investigator Shan Tao Yun, is longer, more complicated—and, alas, more repetitious than his Edgar Award-winning debut, The Skull Mantra (1999). Read full book review >

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REAGAN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"An enlightening, richly detailed and suggestively disturbing look at the American Dream and one of its truest dreamers."
Eliot (Song of Brooklyn: An Oral History of America's Favorite Borough, 2008, etc.) charts the less-than-stellar career of Ronald Reagan, the actor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"An engrossing, challenging work that more than answers the question its title raises. (For two other studies of earliest childhood development, see John Bruer, The Myth of the First Three Years, p. 1010, and Alison Gopnik, et al., The Scientist in the Crib, p. 1016.)"
This guided tour of "the wrinkly universe inside each child's head" will fascinate most readers, but some may find themselves lost amid its complexity. Read full book review >

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THE NEW KID by Eliot Schrefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Grim."
The life of a 16-year-old boy goes from bad to worse when he leaves his financially strapped parents to become part of a wealthy family's psychodrama. Read full book review >

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PRAYER OF THE DRAGON by Eliot Pattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Stories wrapped around other stories brocaded with abundant local color and told with leisure and elegance form a heady literary tapestry—even if it's not to every taste."
The Tibetan highlands conceal a serial killer in this fifth case from Edgar-winning Pattison (Beautiful Ghosts, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"But his insight into the mind of young players, combined with his considerable interviewing skills and charm, will draw in the more casual tennis fan as well."
A former ranked junior player, Berry (Tough Draw: The Path to Tennis Glory, 1992) again brings his expertise to bear on the pro tennis circuit. Read full book review >

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ALS by Eliot Dunsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"A thorough, thoughtful resource for people facing a life-altering health situation."
An ALS patient offers advice for coping with a devastating illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD OF THE OAK by Eliot Pattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"The fourth installment in Pattison's Bone Rattler series (Original Death, 2013, etc.) is another complexly plotted historical mystery written in a baroque style highly suggestive of the period and unblinking in its portrayal of American history's dark lessons."
In Colonial America, a Scottish exile stumbles onto a conspiracy of killers in a most unlikely place. Read full book review >

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SEIZURE by Erica Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Wagner's clean, sturdy prose imparts an inevitability to what is taboo, but some gratuitous mystification prevents a complete surrender to her spell."
The elemental passions of two siblings fuel this first novel, whose contemporary trappings fall away to reveal a fable outside time. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY CHAIR by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"Wagner meditates on our fundamental cravings for connections—both human and divine—and meanings—both personal and cosmic—with wit, compassion and a sharp eye for the lies we tell ourselves."
Casting himself as a story collector, Wagner links two novellas, two narratives separated in time yet bound by a common motif: the empty chair, where loss, grief and death are seated. Read full book review >