Search Results: "Leslye Walton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by Leslye Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Gorgeous prose for readers willing to be blindsided. (Magical realism. 16 & up)"
Lyrical magical realism paints four generations of women with tragic lives until a shocking violation fixes everything. Read full book review >

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THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS by Jo Walton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2015

"There's still more talk than action, but enough happens that the end result is a satisfying conclusion, with room for more if desired."
Walton continues her tale of the goddess Athene's experiment to establish a city based on the principles of Plato's Republic, inhabited by stray scholars and former child-slaves harvested from various time periods.Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS PLAGUE by David Walton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Tonally the love child of Crichton's The Andromeda Strain and Aldiss' SF classic Hothouse, this is a page-turner of the highest order."
When mycologist Paul Johns returns home to Maryland from the Amazon rain forest in Walton's (Supersymmetry, 2015, etc.) latest, he is a changed man. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI by Anthony  Walton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"As for the rest, Walton adds little to our understanding of the pressing tensions between blacks and whites. (12 photos, not seen)"
A young black journalist returning to find his roots in Mississippi makes the unsurprising discovery that circumstances there have been generally unfavorable to African-Americans. Read full book review >

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CRACKED by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 6, 2012

"Well-meaning but ineffective melodrama. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In a debut novel utterly devoid of subtlety, a bully and his primary target end up as roommates in a hospital psych ward. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A good first step at clarifying decades of official lies and failures."
A fresh exploration of MI5's role in the prickly process of extricating Britain from its colonial grip. Read full book review >

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ULTIMATUM by K.M. Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"A sweet look at an end-of-life moment that offers surprise even as the inevitable unfolds. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Two brothers watch over their father during his last days while looking toward an uncertain future. Read full book review >

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WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS by Julia Walton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"Readers will find a refreshingly measured look at schizophrenia, but they won't come away with medical facts. (Fiction. 13-17)"
It's 2012, and a 16-year-old boy with schizophrenia starts fresh, with a new drug trial and at a new high school. Read full book review >

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CAR by Mary Walton
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A late entry in a crowded field, but solidly written and reported. (First serial to Fortune)"
The newest entry in the burgeoning genre of behind-the-scenes auto books. Read full book review >

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THE KING’S PEACE by Jo Walton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Walton's debut, though lacking in tension and excitement, thoughtfully reweaves Arthurian legend with history into a vivid, fluent narrative."
Curious Arthurian fantasy from a Wales-resident newcomer. Read full book review >

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THE PRIZE IN THE GAME by Jo Walton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Best installment yet."
Third in the Tir Tanagiri series (The King's Peace, 2000; The King's Name, 2001), set on a mythical island kingdom where Arthurian characters are renamed in Welsh. Read full book review >