Search Results: "Jesse Wilcox Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

AN OLD FASHIONED 1 2 3 BOOK by Elizabeth Allen Ashton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Well done: a pleasant way to revisit an old favorite, but too bad that the pictures' original contexts go unnoted. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Selecting more than a dozen of this much-imitated illustrator's charming, still-vibrant paintings, Ashton fashions appropriately traditional-sounding verse to link the art with the numbers from 1 to 10. Read full book review >

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HURRY! by Jesse Haas
by Jesse Haas, illustrated by Jos. A. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2000

"A satisfying, lyrical story of rural life, handsomely illustrated with watercolor paints, colored pencil, and watercolor pencils. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Hurry! Hurry!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXCEPT FOR THE BONES by Collin Wilcox
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A civilized way to be scared."
Book three in the author's Alan Bernhardt series (Silent Witness, 1990; Bernhardt's Edge, 1988) has a token appearance by Frank Hastings, SFPD, and a practically invisible Bernhardt, who merely hovers at the edges of his case: to find out who wealthy, powerful real-estate mogul Preston Daniels was carting to the Cape Cod dump in a garbage bag. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VENOMOUS by Christie Wilcox
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Wilcox writes in a lively style, but the book is likely of greatest interest to those already drawn to the subject."
How the creatures that embody some of mankind's deepest fears use toxic substances to defend themselves against predators and to prey on the creatures they eat—and why this is important to us today. Read full book review >

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HIRE A HANGMAN by Collin Wilcox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 1991

"No pyrotechnics here, but the S.F. locale and cop camaraderie are first-rate."
Long-running Lieutenant Hastings and his co-captain of San Francisco homicide, the irascible Friedman, suspect early on that surgeon Brice Hanchett, shot leaving his mistress's apartment, was not a random mugging victim—but pinpointing the killer takes a while. Read full book review >

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PLAIN AND NORMAL by James Wilcox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 1998

"Fortunately, it's also very often almost as endearing and entertaining."
Unrequited and misdirected loves are the ruefully comic matter of this sprightly seventh novel from the author of such inspired farces as Modern Baptists (1983) and Sort of Rich (1989). Read full book review >

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HUNK CITY by James Wilcox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2007

"Enormous fun, and arguably the author's best since the sublime Modern Baptists."
Do-gooders and bigots, the ethically conflicted and the sexually disadvantaged, ecologists and evangelicals pair up, disentangle, rant and fret in Wilcox's fractious ninth novel. Read full book review >

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DEAD CENTER by Collin Wilcox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1992

"Solid, steady detective work from old pro Wilcox (17 Hastings titles to date), this time displaying a casual cynicism toward the mores of the power elite and a deepening vulnerability in Hastings's character."

BOOK REVIEW

GUEST OF A SINNER by James Wilcox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1993

"But at its best, there's a Waugh-like breeziness to this delightful novel with its genial view of human frailty and its overwhelming patience with things absurd."
Wilcox's sixth novel recaptures the antic spirit of his earlier work, after the surprisingly inert Polite Sex (1991); his latest is a convivial romp through contemporary Manhattan—a comedy of errors with all sorts of sexual quandaries, not a few downright crazy characters, and a spiritual dimension to top it all off. Read full book review >

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THE NIMBY FACTOR by Stephen F. Wilcox
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 1992

"Amusing—but without the tough edge of The Twenty-Acre Plot."
A second appearance of ``Hack'' Hackshaw, a newspaper columnist in upstate Kirkville, finds him visiting Larkspur, the Victorian house he longs to restore, and discovering the dead body of Elton Venable in the foyer. Read full book review >

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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE COLLEGE
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Straight Up
Bonus Factor: College Transition
Relationship Status: Keep In Touch

 

Cover Story: The Jennifer E. Smith Treatment

This cover, with its black and white photograph, playful typography ...


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