Search Results: "Eliot Wagner"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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THE WHITE ASSASSIN by Hilary Wagner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The ending satisfies, but there are some definite loose ends. Look forward to more adventures in Nightshade City. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
The second installment of The Nightshade Chronicles doesn't disappoint. Read full book review >

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FORCE MAJEURE by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Richly done boffo winner."
Smashing debut novel in which screenwriter Bud Wiggin, a Thomas Wolfe for failed screenwriters, seems to be a stand-in for author Wagner—screenwriter of the stupid but successful Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills and Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Read full book review >

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Conquest Defiled by Robert Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2013

"A tale of war, love and religious strife by a promising new novelist."
A young man struggles against family, church and state to find love and a life of his own. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Unflinching, humorous and heartfelt."
Print and public-radio journalist Wagner describes rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2001

"Few will mourn the eradication of the violence and drugs that once defined 42nd Street, but neither will they cheer its transformation into a 'big-ticket corporate alley.' (Illustrations throughout)"
"Ground zero for the manufacture, exhibition, and distribution of pornography, drug dealing, pedophilia, prostitution, and violent street crime," the old 42nd Street gets a root-tootin' sendoff. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A full history of really inclement weather in a nimbus of telling particulars, sure to be popular with fans of disaster tales. (8 pp. photos, not seen)"
Native son and state historian Kleinberg reports on the truly ill wind that blew over Florida 75 years ago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1992

"Effective social history, then, as told by the participants. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Very much in the populist spirit and style of Studs Terkel, the creator of the Foxfire series here documents the experiences of 20th-century civil-rights activists who had a strong connection with the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Stout, readable story about how a nice guy got his acting chops and became one of Hollywood's greats."
An actor's life, presented admiringly—after all, the subject is a plain-spoken American beau ideal. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF BIRDS by Eliot Weinberger
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Weinberger says of the I Ching, 'its fragments and aphorisms are meant to be dipped into at random.' One might say the same of this book, which dazzles as a repository of knowledge and interpretation but otherwise may be an acquired taste."
The accomplished essayist, editor, and translator marries a thirst for other worlds with a questing intellect in this challenging menagerie of writings, some previously published. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN REBEL by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An adequate reference work, but short on the mystique that makes Eastwood such a compelling subject."
The life and career of the ultimate Hollywood survivor. Read full book review >