Search Results: "Gwyn Parry"


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FICTION & LITERATURE

"The only unsatisfying feature of Parry's debut is that it ends."
This lighthearted, sparkling novel presents the adventures, romantic and otherwise, of a man, his dog, his mother's ghost and other assorted characters. Read full book review >

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WALKING ON BONES by Richard Gwyn
Released: Nov. 27, 2000

"While the poet laments 'the pernicious attributes of a godless world,' his work goes a long way toward sanctifying the rituals of daily life."
It's tempting to assume that any poet who resorts to prose poems is lazy, inept, terribly trendy—or all three. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD BENEATH by Aaron Gwyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"The novel is not always coherent, but Gwyn's taut prose commands readers' attention."
Gwyn (stories: Dog on the Cross, 2004) pens a grim, suspenseful first novel about murder in a small town. Read full book review >

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DOG ON THE CROSS by Aaron Gwyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2004

"When Gwyn eventually hits his stride, he's terrific. An auspicious first."
Eight linked stories cast a baleful light on fear, loathing, and sexual repression in the Bible Belt. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF A DOG RUNNING AWAY by Richard Gwyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"A slowly deflating bubble of sophisticated storytelling."
A moody literary love story set in Barcelona morphs into a mystery centered on reincarnation and the Cathars, with postmodern layers. Read full book review >

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69 A.D. by M. Gwyn Morgan
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Informative, but heavy as a sack of Roman coins."
A modern historian fills in the gaps left by previous accounts of the Roman Empire's most politically chaotic year. Read full book review >

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PROFESSOR AESOP’S THE CROW AND THE PITCHER by Stephanie Gwyn Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Children are natural scientists; they do not need these extraneous bells and whistles to encourage exploration. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
Busy design seeks to illustrate Aesop's fable of the crow and the pitcher, with an emphasis on the scientific method—hence, presumably, the "Professor" Aesop of the title. Read full book review >

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WHY DO I HAVE TO EAT OFF THE FLOOR? by Chris Hornsey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Suzanne William's My Dog Never Says Please (1997), however, is far better suited to a child's sense of humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Murphy, a short, enthusiastic dog, reveals his canine desires through a series of questions. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA ROCKWELL'S WAR by Hannah Parry
Released: Aug. 18, 2012

"Imaginative and touching; like India, a sparkling jewel in the crown."
In Parry's debut novel, a 12-year-old orphan finds herself embroiled in a royal mystery. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"At once a gripping coming-of-age novel and a celebration of rural life, quiet heroism and the strength that comes from spirituality, this first novel is an unassuming, transcendent joy. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Sixth-grader Ignatius—he goes by "Brother"—faces a hard year as his father is deployed to Iraq, and he, the youngest of five boys, is left with his aging grandparents to manage the family ranch in Oregon. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF'S PACK by Richard Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Not as dead-on verbally as Charles Portis's True Grit, but a sportive good time is assured, told in steel-tipped prose that reads like a black-and-white etching on an old Police Gazette."
Third volume in Parry's hardcover turn-of-the-century, dime-novel'styled Nathan Blaylock series, about the bastard son of Wyatt Earp. Read full book review >