Search Results: "Gene Wilder"


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SOMETHING TO REMEMBER YOU BY by Gene Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"Treacly and entirely predictable, though it will no doubt appeal to undemanding readers looking for a warm and fuzzy adventure."
More sentimental fiction from actor/author Wilder (What Is This Thing Called Love?, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE? by Gene Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Wilder writes in his prelude that he hopes these stories 'might give you a little pleasure and a laugh.' They should."
Another slim volume that should amuse the actor's fans. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO WOULDN’T by Gene Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"A sweet, adult fable."
A divorced violinist suffers a breakdown in the midst of an orchestral concert in Wilder's second historical novella (My French Whore, 2007). Read full book review >

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KISS ME LIKE A STRANGER by Gene Wilder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Strong, tender, and revealing."
An actor's life, as told in flashback. Read full book review >

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MY FRENCH WHORE by Gene Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Modest but satisfying, if unabashedly sentimental."
Actor and screenwriter Wilder follows up his well-received memoir (Kiss Me Like a Stranger, 2005) with this slender but nimble fiction about an American soldier captured by the Germans in the waning days of World War I. Read full book review >

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TIMELESS THOMAS by Gene Barretta
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
A fine introduction to Thomas Edison's exceptional inventions, innovations and career—and how his work continues to affect our lives today. Read full book review >

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NICKEL by Robert Wilder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A witty, angst-filled drama that succeeds in spite of its flaws. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Ninth-grader Coy doesn't feel comfortable in his own skin. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 18, 1947

"An interesting and original bit of creative writing- a tour de force, perhaps, but provocative."
The author of The Bridge of San Luis Rey commands a definite and fairly predictable market among the intellectuals. Read full book review >

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MURDER ETOUFFEE by Eric Wilder
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Uneven literary gumbo, with some ingredients more tasty than others."
A post-Katrina melange of short stories, cultural history and recipes. Read full book review >

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The Fragrance Shed By A Violet by Lin Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A promising storyline that falls victim to disappointing writing and editing."
In Wilder's debut novel, a respected Houston cardiologist is convicted of killing her mother with an unapproved drug, but some begin to question whether she's actually guilty of the crime. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 1979

"A weak potpourri, then, not quite justified by that one grand essay."
The three-part title essay here is Wilder's reworking of sections from his 1950 Norton lectures at Harvard — and, though hardly profound, it shows Wilder at his most topsyturvy thoughtful and folksy-smart eloquent. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 17, 1973

Wilder, whether in ancient Rome or Grover's Corners, whether concerned with cosmic laughter or morning pancakes, has worked easily within popular archetypes — his characters exist in a comfortable dreamy distance yet are as instantly familiar as an image in an attic mirror. Read full book review >