Search Results: "Mary Willis Walker"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY WALKER WEARS THE PANTS by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Despite awkwardness, this is a welcome window into an important American life. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Pants: Women were not supposed to wear them. Read full book review >

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THE RED SCREAM by Mary Willis Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 21, 1994

"Welcome to the big time, Mary Willis Walker (Zero at the Bone, 1991)."
Now that homicidal drifter Louie Bronk's about to be executed for a murder he committed 11 years ago, Texas reporter Molly Cates, whose one claim to fame is her book on Louie, prepares her last article on the case. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BEETLE'S CELLAR by Mary Willis Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Check your political sympathies at the door, stock up on your blood-pressure medication, and enjoy. (First printing of 200,000; author tour)"
A sect of religious fanatics imprisons a dozen school-aged hostages in their Texas compoundand Walker gets a chance to show how a tough-minded writer might have turned Waco around. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DEAD LIE DOWN by Mary Willis Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

Though she's put in her time on wild and wooly cases (Under the Beetle's Cellar, 1995, etc.), Lone Star Monthly writer Molly Cates has never run her biggest story to earth: the mystery of her father Vernon's death, labeled a suicide by everybody but Molly for nearly 30 years. Read full book review >

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ZERO AT THE BONE by Mary Willis Walker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 18, 1991

"Too bad first-novelist Walker seems determined to make this Kate's last case."
Cash-poor Texas dog-trainer Katherine Driscoll, threatened with foreclosure on her kennel but offered a $100,000 bailout by her long- estranged father, Lester Renfro, arrives at the Austin zoo where he works just hours after he's clawed to death by a tiger. Read full book review >

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WILLIS by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 1974

"Again the buoyant blimpiness of Marshall's open-hearted creatures is paralleled in the disarmingly goofy delivery of his message."
All that unhappy Willis, a sort of potbellied crocagator, needs to cheer him up is a pair of sunglasses so that he can open his eyes and take in the fun on the beautiful beach, but though his new friends Bird, Snake, and Lobster are eager to help, they can only come up with ten cents toward the 29¢ glasses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"An inviting, heartfelt look at a behind-the-scenes jazz guru."
The biography of a little-known jazz mover and shaker who, in his own quiet way, moved and shook the entire jazz world. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

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MARY by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II reproduced on the back cover emphasizes the volume's Roman Catholic orientation, though Demi's superb paintings and the exemplary design elevate the work above these potential concerns. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Demi continues her highly regarded series of biographies of spiritual leaders with this reverential, exquisitely illustrated depiction of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sure to kick up some biblical dust: a graphic, instructional story unlikely to receive the Church's imprimatur."
A knowledgeable journalist profiles history's most renowned Jewish mother, tracing a life barely touched upon in the gospels. Read full book review >