Search Results: "Evan Wolfson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Well taken. A thoughtful, reasonable, and eminently worthy companion to recent books such as David Moats's Civil Wars (Feb. 2004)."
Why does marriage matter? In part, according to Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, because it secures civil rights that unmarried people—more specifically, unmarried gays and lesbians—do not have. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVAN BLESSED by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2005

"Bowen builds tension with every page simply by making Evan and Bronwen (Evans to Betsy, 2001, etc.) so likable and resourceful that you pull for them all the way."
Detective Constable Evan Evans has no time for prenuptial jitters. He's just finished hauling his fiancée Bronwen's possessions up to their mountain cottage when a young hiker arrives claiming to have misplaced his girlfriend on the slopes of Snowden. Read full book review >

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EVAN AND ELLE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Evans and the denizens of Llanfair continue to charm and amuse, but this time they're the victims, along with the reader, of the mystery's mind-boggling confusion."
Constable Evan Evans of the North Wales Police, a one-man force in tiny Llanfair (Evanly Choirs, 1999, etc.), is intrigued by the latest venture of his schoolteacher girlfriend Bronwen Price. Read full book review >

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EVAN HELP US by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"An easy-to-take mix of literate style, charming hero, and quiet mayhem."
The Welsh village of Llanfair is abuzz with gossip about recent events. Read full book review >

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EVAN CAN WAIT by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though Evan's superiors are as usual unimpressed, his coterie of fans will be pleased—and enlarged."
Back in the North Wales village of Llanfair, where nothing ever changes except for the dropping population count, bachelor constable Evan Evans (Evan and Elle, 2000, etc.) once again meets murder. Read full book review >

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EVAN S. CONNELL by Evan S. Connell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A top collection. (First Serial to The New Yorker)"
From the prolific and accomplished Connell (Son of the Morning Star, Mrs. Bridge), a worthy compendium of 56 stories13 new, 14 previously uncollected, and 29 from three earlier collections: The Anatomy Lesson (1957), At the Crossroads (1965), and St. Read full book review >

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HOW EVAN BROKE HIS HEAD AND OTHER SECRETS by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An unconvincing second outing (after Raven Stole the Moon, 1998)."
Here's what happens when an epileptic rock musician tries his hand at single parenting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Blackfish Inheritance by Thomas Wolfson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2015

"A smooth read that succeeds as a case study of the failed promise of the baby boomers."
In this debut novel, a son recounts his struggles living in the shadow of his famous father. Read full book review >

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FURIOUS by Jill Wolfson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"For readers moving beyond Percy Jackson into the more complex realm of teen angst, this is an enthralling and chilling tale that uses Greek mythology to create a timely fable. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
When a charismatic classmate unites three disenfranchised teens, they learn that their anger is an immense and terrifying power in this dark tale that gracefully weaves Greek myth with modern high school culture. Read full book review >

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COLD HANDS, WARM HEART by Jill Wolfson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Detailed, accurate descriptions of medical procedures are leavened with humor and sincerity, providing a powerful, multifaceted exploration of ethics, love and the celebration of life. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
When Dani looks in the mirror she sees a "blue-lipped, cold-handed, gray-skinned fifteen-year-old." Read full book review >

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THE TETON SIOUX by Evelyn Wolfson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"List of important dates; glossary; excellent bibliography and index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A brisk but thorough and informative history of the Lakota (Teton Sioux), with a glance at the present: How they got to the Great Plains, life before and after the advent of horses, and various ceremonies (though the deep religious motivation characteristic of these people is not conveyed). Read full book review >

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Warmth by Sam Wolfson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A gleefully convoluted tapestry of subplots that will have conspiracy theorists reading it a second time."
An Aussie gets caught up in a global conspiracy after he becomes a suspect in a political assassination in Wolfson's debut dystopian thriller. Read full book review >