Search Results: "Frances Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

GUILTY THING by Frances Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A new, but not revisionist, portrait of a troubled artist."
The trials and passions of the romantic essayist and memoirist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"A fascinating, sometimes bumpy ride through the more grotesque regions of literary experience, for lovers of the half-rhyme between books and sex."
English critic Wilson's study of several notoriously intense couplings shows how certain literary obsessions—assimilating the world through reading, sustaining oneself through writing—become interchangeable with heterosexual passion. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF DOROTHY WORDSWORTH by Frances Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"An often lyrical ballad with some superfluous, unmelodious stanzas."
Wilson continues her examination of the fraught terrain where sex and literature meet (Literary Seductions, 2000, etc.) in a bleak biography of the celebrated poet's unmarried sister. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"An up-and-down history of an intriguing figure."
Wilson (The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, 2009) tells the story of the Titanic's polarizing owner, who was aboard the vessel and survived its fatal 1912 collision with an iceberg. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 1991

"A compelling psychological odyssey offering unique insights into a nightmare world."
Casey's thoughtful account of the formation and integration of her 24 separate personalities. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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LET'S LOOK AT DINOSAURS by Frances Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Dinosaurs, pop-ups and flaps to lift—what could be better? (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's latest interactive text appeals to the youngest of dinosaur aficionados, presenting them with some very basic facts about how dinosaurs lived. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE TOY SHOP by Frances Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Wolfe's oil paintings far exceed her text, as her attractive illustrations exhibit sophisticated perspectives, appealing human characters and a dear little bunny who deserves better narration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overlong and too-sentimental story is set in a toy shop owned by a gentle, white-haired man named Mr. Kringle. Read full book review >

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DUCKIE’S RAINBOW by Frances Barry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"A bright and appealing debut for the diaper set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duckie hurries across paper collage scenes on double-paged spreads of supersaturated color, each one smaller than the last. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Reminiscent of Eric Carle's early work, this uniquely shaped, inexpensive numbers lesson belongs in every collection—at least once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie's Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten. Read full book review >

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FRANCES FITZGERALD
by Gregory McNamee

A century ago, if you had said that evangelical Christianity would one day emerge as a leading political force in America, you might have met incredulity or even ridicule. Such belief was widely seen as a throwback to the old days of snake handling and speaking in tongues. Didn’t Clarence Darrow prove definitively, after all, in a Tennessee courtroom that ...


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