Search Results: "Garry Kilworth"


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ATTICA by Garry Kilworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Diehard fans of British fantasy may enjoy this coincidence-filled entry in the parallel-magical-world subgenre, but it is not for every collection. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
New stepsiblings Jordy, Chloe and Alex move into a duplex landlorded by initially crotchety Mr. Grantham. Read full book review >

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ATTACK ON THE REDAN by Garry Douglas Kilworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Lots of mud and lots of blood. Historical fun for the lads."
Aristocratic sergeant Jack Crossman is in at the end of the siege of Sebastopol as the Crimean War comes to its close, leaving him free to soldier on in India when the series continues. Read full book review >

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THE ELECTRIC KID by Garry D. Kilworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"It's a satisfying happy ending, as solid in the year 2061 as it is in 1995: Every kid needs a home. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A powerful tale of poverty and redemption in the 21st century. Read full book review >

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ANGEL by Garry D. Kilworth
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Impossible as it may seem to make San Francisco sound anonymous, Kilworth succeeds; still, the serviceable plot is packed with well-rendered incidents and intriguing, unsettling insights into the nature of angels and demons."
This rare US appearance for Kilworth (A Theater of Timesmiths, 1985)—he has a lengthy science fiction/fantasy track record in his native England, where Angel was first published in 1993—is set in San Francisco and boasts a rather colorless pair of detectives in pursuit of a pyromaniac angel. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER SOLDIERS by Garry Douglas Kilworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Not as cerebral as Patrick O'Brian, but full of interesting war bits. And 'Fancy Jack' is an attractive hero."
A Victorian military series crosses the Atlantic, picking up the adventures of a proto-commando hero in the middle of the Crimean War. Read full book review >

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Corr Syl The Warrior by Garry Rogers
Released: May 27, 2013

"A beautifully written YA novel that will captivate environmentalists and sci-fi fans of all ages."
In this debut sci-fi novel, great responsibility is thrust upon a young warrior descended from rabbits who's fighting to restore peace among humans, animals and the Earth. Read full book review >

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SAINT AUGUSTINE’S CONVERSION by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2004

"Elegant and well annotated: of considerable interest to students of the church fathers and doctors."
Fourth and last volume (after Saint Augustine's Sin, 2003, etc.) of classicist/historian Wills's translation of Augustine's Confessions, a key document of the early church. Read full book review >

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SAINT AUGUSTINE’S CHILDHOOD by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2001

"One can only hope that Wills will expand his project and give us the Testimony whole."
An exacting—and exciting—new translation and discussion of the first book of Augustine's Confessiones by an accomplished and prolific stylist and classicist (Venice: Lion City, below, etc.). Read full book review >

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VENICE: LION CITY by Garry Wills
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A history from the precious perspective of a devotee."
Prolific classicist Wills (Saint Augustine's Childhood, above, etc.) examines the politics, art, and religion of Renaissance Venice to show how the sea empire was a crowning achievement of civilization. Read full book review >

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PAPAL SIN by Garry Wills
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2000

"An invigorating read that is sure to spark controversy."
Popes used to sin openly, and Catholics knew it, writes Pulitzer Prize-winner Wills (John Wayne's America, 1997, etc.) in his new study of contemporary Catholicism. Read full book review >

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Corr Syl the Terrible by Garry Rogers
Released: April 17, 2015

"A riveting entry in an environmentally aware YA series."
In this sequel to Corr Syl the Warrior (2013), Rogers' (Arizona Wildlife Notebook, 2013, etc.) hero takes on East Asian militants to save his best friend. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH POPE FRANCIS by Garry Wills
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"A welcome, thoughtful menu for the new pope on how to proceed with reform."
Beautifully conceived and wrought essays that systematically address the wrongheadedness of the Catholic Church over centuries—and the space therein for Francis' long-needed reforms. Read full book review >