Search Results: "Lance Weller"


BOOK REVIEW

WILDERNESS by Lance Weller
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A familiar war story, but told with verve and sturdy, biblical intonations."
A wounded Civil War veteran reckons with thieves, racism and the torments of his past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2009

"Adds scope, analysis and emotional immediacy to a critical body of history."
An adventurous correspondent's World War II dispatches reanimate the great cataclysm of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A stark confrontation, but also rich in evocative anecdotal material that recalls the war in the Pacific with amazing immediacy."
Some 60 years after their suppression by military censorship, a Pulitzer Prize correspondent's lost Nagasaki files remain potentially explosive. Read full book review >

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THE POLISH LOVER by Anthony Weller
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"In all, an ambitious novel about profound matters that never quite strikes the right note, despite some clever and often adroitly scored passages."
Sexual obsession, alienation, and ambition are coolly limned in Weller's elegant if emotionally reserved second novel (after The Garden of the Peacocks, 1996). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Definitely a guilty pleasure, but still a solid contribution to the story of 20th-century popular music."
Half collective biography, half music-industry dish about three singer-songwriters who represented a generation of women on "a course of self-discovery, change, and unhappy confrontation with the limits of change." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 8, 1996

"An obviously intelligent debut novel that's better, though, at describing places and ideas than people—who often seem less alive than the sculpture."
An intellectually ambitious first novel about a young woman whose happiness is threatened by a family legacy mingling tragedy and genius. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"This story is hardening into legend, with Diane here a worthy and moving foil to the outsized ego of her husband and his mishmash fantasy life."
Third book on the 1987 murder of Diane Pikul by her millionaire stock-analyst husband, this one the most intimate; by the author of the so-so novel Hansel and Gretel in Beverly Hills (1978). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COTTONMOUTH CLUB by Lance Marcum
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2005

"Here are adventures worthy of Peck's Soup for a new generation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's summer, 1963, and Air Force brat Mitch Valentine is glad to bid adieu to sixth grade. Read full book review >

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GOING TO SEE GRASSY ELLA by Kathryn Lance
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"But they should have stayed in Ohio. (Fiction. 9+)"
Two Ohio sisters end up in Manhattan and beyond, seeking a faith healer for the younger, Peej, soon to begin chemotherapy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 28, 1989

In the opening chapter of his sluggish celebration of the timeless and the universal that he insists is to be found below the surface of the everyday, first-time author Kinseth suggests that his readers ". . .be drawn forward into these pages as if rafting effortlessly downstream." Read full book review >