Search Results: "Emily Winslow"


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JANE DOE JANUARY by Emily Winslow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"A potently rendered chronicle of rape and the clarity and closure achieved even when justice is only partially served."
The story of a Pennsylvania serial rapist who stood trial two decades after his assault on the author. Read full book review >

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THE START OF EVERYTHING by Emily Winslow
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Although a promising writer, Winslow introduces so many voices, plotlines and characters that readers may need a cheat sheet in order to keep track of the action."
The discovery of the body of a young woman sets a strange chain of events in motion in Winslow's second thriller set in Britain (The Whole World, 2010). Read full book review >

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THE WHOLE WORLD by Emily Winslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2010

"The confusing tangle of plotlines, too many clashing points of view and excessive attention to extraneous and not very engaging detail, often halt the pace of this would-be thriller."
A Cambridge professor's quest for the truth about her origins, and a student love triangle, lead to murder, in Winslow's uneven debut. Read full book review >

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CAPITAL CRIMES by George Winslow
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 1999

"In questioning conventional criminological wisdom, Winslow raises some provocative questions, but in reducing crime to a matter of economics, he runs the risk of unconstructive oversimplification."
paper 1-58367-001-7 In a sweeping indictment of our economic system that's short on solutions, freelancer Winslow traces the economic genesis of American crime in the streets and in the suites. Read full book review >

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A LONG WALK UP THE WATER SLIDE by Don Winslow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1994

"It's great to see Neal taking a break from his M.A. thesis on that stinker Smollett without getting all hung up for a change."
A change of pace for Neal Carey, who's been petulantly hunting down people for the Friends of the Family (Way Down on the High Lonely, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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WAY DOWN ON THE HIGH LONELY by Don Winslow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"1102 ), but Neal's latest adventure is full of entertaining derring-do."
Looks like Neal Carey, the peripatetic agent of that free- lance justice troop Friends of the Family, will never get back to New York to write his dissertation on Tobias Smollett. Read full book review >

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SAVAGES by Don Winslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Graphic proof, if you needed it, that 'you can't make peace with savages.'"
Winslow (The Dawn Patrol, 2008, etc.) turns a drug war into staccato serio-comedy that restricts the police to supporting roles. Read full book review >

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THE FORCE by Don Winslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"By turns grim and giddy, this is a good read in the service of dark cops."
Savage dope dealers, dirty cops, corrupt officials, and a few hapless civilians mix it up in New York City. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although there is an index, this would be more useful and successful when viewed as an enjoyable introduction to the era than as an aide to report-writing. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
In a brisk overview of one of the most progressive 50-year spans in human history that aims to be both entertaining and instructive, Winslow presents brief, highly illustrated portrayals of 12 major explorers, from Columbus's first voyage in 1492 to Cabrillo's in 1542. Read full book review >

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WORKING FROG by Nancy Winslow Parker
ANIMALS
Released: April 14, 1992

"Still, a charming first chapter book that should delight younger readers and zoo lovers of all ages. (Fiction. 6-8)"
In picture book format, a story based on the adventures of a real frog. Read full book review >

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THE ACCURST TOWER by John Winslow
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"Busy, boisterous but the whimsy feels overdone."
Ruthless federal bureaucrats stop at nothing to fire underlings and revive the zeppelin industry in this farcical thriller. Read full book review >

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SATORI by Don Winslow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2011

"Perfect for Shibumi fans and anyone else who likes their espionage over the top."
In this homage to Trevanian's cult classic Shibumi (1979), Winslow (Savages, 2010, etc.) fills in some of Trevanian's main character's back story. Read full book review >