Search Results: "Jeff Wheelwright"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2012

"An intriguing tale told with gusto."
A freewheeling trip through Southwestern culture and religion, Jewish history and modern genetics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Wheelwright might just be onto something here, but one hates to think what the energy companies might do with his approach. (Author tour)"
Prince William Sound may have been knocked down on its ecological knees by the Exxon Valdez, but it is far from out, claims a former science editor of Life magazine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Unsatisfying as a novel, but the observations are piquant enough to make for an enjoyable read."
Part novel, part cultural travelogue, this latest from the British critic and novelist (The Ongoing Moment, 2005, etc.) consists of two sections, linked by the narrator's sensibility. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Stronger as biography than as feminist cultural history—and it's too bad that this book (published in England in 1992) wasn't updated to include Britain's new female Secret Service chief at work—at her desk. (Sixteen b&w illustrations)"
While ``Mata Hari'' remains synonymous with the femme fatale trading her body for secrets, this readable biography of the original—the Dutch-born exotic dancer executed by the French in 1917 for espionage—argues that she was framed and challenges the whole notion of women agents as sex workers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
An inspiring story of young scientists in action, featured on Nova: how schoolchildren in Everett, Washington, worked with their teachers to clean up Pigeon Creek and reclaim it as a salmon spawning ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Student Prophet: Going Home  by James Nicholas Logue
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2013

"An intriguing, if uneven, take on Christian fiction."
Logue (The Student Prophet: New Partners, 2010, etc.) offers another globe-trotting thriller with Christian themes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MANHATTAN HUNT CLUB by John Saul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Readers unfamiliar with earlier versions may well be carried away, mainly by the immense research Saul has put into his tunnels and underground societies, less so by the strained melodrama."
Saul's new suspense brainchild rips off Richard Connell's much admired 1924 short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," a work so boredom-proof that this takeoff is no dangerous gambit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1998

"An informative and moving, albeit discomforting, read."
``My son has been ill for so long that he has . . . been touched by just about every fashion in contemporary mental treatments,'' says this informed, assertive father, who describes many of them in a personal chronicle of his psychotic son's painful life. Read full book review >