Search Results: "Lauren K. Wolfe"


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AT THE WRITING DESK by Werner Kofler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"A welcome introduction to a writer little known to American readers."
A collection of stories, as much essay as fiction, originally published in 1988, by the late Austrian novelist and polemicist. Read full book review >

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CLASSIC COUNTRY by Charles K. Wolfe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many of these pioneering artists died in relative obscurity, but Wolfe goes a good ways toward reviving their legacies. (47 b&w photos)"
Profiles of influential but largely forgotten country music artists. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"On the whole, a surprisingly interesting book that covers not only its putative subject, the first great country music radio show, but also the constellation of musical and cultural issues that swirled around the birth of a new music and a new South. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A highly readable and detailed account of the early years of America's premiere country and western radio show, The Grand Ole Opry. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Book two, Durinda's Dangers (ISBN: 978-0-547-13347-8; paper 978-0-547-05339-4), publishes simultaneously. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
Resourceful octuplets set out to discover the mystery of their missing parents. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: March 23, 2009

"This strong follow-up leaves the Sisters 8 and readers poised and eager for their next adventure. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Baratz-Logsted and Co.'s intrepid octuplets return for the third installment in this eight-part series (Annie's Adventures, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOOK! by Gillian Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Brief biographies of each artist follow the body of the text. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Wolfe, head of education at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, uses 18 paintings to hone observation skills and teach art history. Read full book review >

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LOOK! by Gillian Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A lively and sophisticated introduction to the art of close reading a painting. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-12)"
A well-chosen selection of paintings spanning the centuries serves as examples of how artists convey meaning. Read full book review >

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ENDANGERED SPECIES by Gene Wolfe
Released: March 20, 1989

A substantial collection of 34 tales, many previously uncollected, from the renowned author of, most recently, There Are Doors (1988), ranging from horror and fantasy to speculative and hard science fiction. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BILLABLE HOUR by Susan *Wolfe
Released: March 21, 1989

Flawed but appealing: a mystery debut set at a Silicon Valley law firm, with amusingly precise glimpses of attorney gamesmanship and a mostly endearing (somewhat overdrawn) nebbish-hero. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Wolfe reduces an electrifying tale of power and disgrace into a lifeless narrative, and compelling figures into straw men. (Frist serial to Vanity Fair; Literary Guild selection)"
Both more and less than you wanted to know about the scandalous downfall of the chief judge of New York State's Court of Appeals. Read full book review >