Search Results: "Linda Wylie"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2001

"Boukreev was tough as nails and measured others by the same standards; he suffered no fools in the mountains, as is made clear here. He was also a first-class climber and his awesome speed ascents still cast a thrall over the climbing world. (32 pages color photos, not seen)"
Mountaineer Boukreev (The Climb, 1997), who died in an avalanche on Annapurna in 1997, gives a glimpse of his heart-pounding expeditions in this unadorned collection of his climbing journals and occasional articles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA BUD by Linda Wylie BearDen
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A matter-of-fact kids' book about coping with grief and working on a cow ranch."
In BearDen's debut children's book, a young boy remembers his recently deceased grandfather while visiting a ranch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THESE LIVES by Sarah Wylie
Released: June 5, 2012

"Though it breaks little new ground, it is a tight, even gripping chronicle of the way one girl grapples with domestic catastrophe. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Surely a girl with nine lives can spare one or even a few for her leukemia-stricken twin sister, right? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHIFTING SANDS by Kathy Lowinger
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"Respectful, if not particularly informative or revealing. (maps) (Short stories. 10-13)"
In this trio of short stories, teenagers have brief but life-changing encounters with religious leaders or founders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A light-handed tale of scientific exploration, fascinating as living theater, where the daily grind has a chance to reveal more cosmic thrummings. (16 maps, 60 halftones, not seen)"
In days of yore, 35 million days yore, a tremendous astral slap to earth's thin crust devastated the eastern seaboard of North America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCATTERING by Kimberly McCreight
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"A riveting adventure that rewards returning readers. (Thriller. 12-16)"
High schooler Wylie Lang sees things differently from most teenagers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLUMBO: THE GAME-SHOW KILLER by William Harrington
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Kind of a drag not only for Columbo, who spends most of his time wading through red herrings, but for all except his most devoted fans."