Search Results: "G. Willow Wilson"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Enlightening cultural description and analysis blends somewhat awkwardly with self-regard."
Debut memoir chronicles Wilson's conversion to Islam and negotiation of Egyptian society. Read full book review >

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ALIF THE UNSEEN by G. Willow Wilson
Released: July 3, 2012

"Wilson displays an admirable Neil Gaiman-esque ambition that isn't quite matched by this oft-plodding tale."
Modern hacker culture and ancient Muslim mysticism collide in the debut work of fiction from Wilson, better known as a graphic novelist. Read full book review >

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KEEP IT FAKE by Eric G. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"An elliptical, provocative meditation that reads as much like a catharsis as a manifesto."
The counterargument to the cliché of "keep it real." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"While far from a train wreck, this odd little title is slight, rambling and trivial."
A book posing questions that have obvious answers. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF-BIRDS by Willow Dawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An interesting, contemplative addition to the nature shelf. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of hungry ravens helps wolves hunt during the winter starving time. Read full book review >

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A NUTTY NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS by Ralph Covert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Here's hoping it works as a performance piece, because it sure doesn't make the grade as a book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This long and confusing story is based on a children's musical, and the book comes with a CD with both songs from the musical and a read-along of the text. Read full book review >

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K IS FOR KWANZAA by Juwanda G. Ford
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Other books cover the holiday more thoroughly, but this is certainly a charming and accessible beginning. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Ford uses each letter of the alphabet to illustrate an aspect of Kwanzaa, in a mix of English and non-English words; phonetic pronunciations are provided for non-English words, but not the language or country of origin. Read full book review >

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Hit the Road Jack by Willow Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"The charming protagonist surrounded by a winsome family should surely enhance future mysteries."
Jack Ryder's latest case involves a dismembered body, and a precursor to a string of deaths, in this first thriller of a series featuring the Florida detective. Read full book review >

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IN THE FIELDS by Willow Aster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"Deftly balances good with evil and reaffirms that sometimes love really does conquer all."
The tragic events of one summer create a tidal wave of consequences in Aster's (True Love Story, 2013) poignant coming-of-age love story. Read full book review >

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COCKBLOCKED by J.T. Willow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A brisk, spirited novella about a man's quest for true love, from a hip author with potential."
A divorced ne'er-do-well seeks to reinvigorate his stagnant life by digging up the past in Willow's debut novel. Read full book review >