Search Results: "Evangeline Walton"


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SHE WALKS IN DARKNESS by Evangeline Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A slightly awkward but diverting thriller, rich in historical detail, with a peculiar flavor all its own."
A good old-fashioned gothic suspense story, heaving bosom included. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON AND JOSEPHINE by Evangeline Bruce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Bruce's parallel biography is an intricate and intimate profile that reveals a charismatic Napoleon obsessed with glory and the all-too-human Josephine desperate for love."
In her first book, historian Bruce reconstructs the lives, courtship and marriage of Napoleon and Josephine with a wealth of details. Read full book review >

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CARIBE by Evangeline Blanco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"More a provocative concept than the finished tale of injustice and prejudice in an island nation that it means to be."
Puerto Ricanborn Blanco debuts with an ambitious but sketchy tale of her native island that ultimately seems more a collection of incidents than a narrative in full flow. Read full book review >

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THAT WE ALL MAY BE ONE by Evangeline Henderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 2017

"A book about race, Scripture, and faith that works best when the writer speaks to her own experiences."
A debut author looks at her life and the Bible through the lens of racial tensions. Read full book review >

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RIDING IN CARS WITH GIRLS by Evangeline Jennings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2015

"A smashing, original collection likely to be read again and again."
Disenchanted characters find violence—or dispatch it—behind the wheel in Jennings' (Generic Airport Thriller, 2014, etc.) collection of crime-noir tales. Read full book review >

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CRACKED by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 6, 2012

"Well-meaning but ineffective melodrama. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In a debut novel utterly devoid of subtlety, a bully and his primary target end up as roommates in a hospital psych ward. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A good first step at clarifying decades of official lies and failures."
A fresh exploration of MI5's role in the prickly process of extricating Britain from its colonial grip. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI by Anthony  Walton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"As for the rest, Walton adds little to our understanding of the pressing tensions between blacks and whites. (12 photos, not seen)"
A young black journalist returning to find his roots in Mississippi makes the unsurprising discovery that circumstances there have been generally unfavorable to African-Americans. Read full book review >

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THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS by Jo Walton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2015

"There's still more talk than action, but enough happens that the end result is a satisfying conclusion, with room for more if desired."
Walton continues her tale of the goddess Athene's experiment to establish a city based on the principles of Plato's Republic, inhabited by stray scholars and former child-slaves harvested from various time periods.Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS PLAGUE by David Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Tonally the love child of Crichton's The Andromeda Strain and Aldiss' SF classic Hothouse, this is a page-turner of the highest order."
When mycologist Paul Johns returns home to Maryland from the Amazon rain forest in Walton's (Supersymmetry, 2015, etc.) latest, he is a changed man. Read full book review >

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ULTIMATUM by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"A sweet look at an end-of-life moment that offers surprise even as the inevitable unfolds. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two brothers watch over their father during his last days while looking toward an uncertain future. Read full book review >