Search Results: "Melissa Wyatt"


BOOK REVIEW

WYATT by Garry Disher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Once again Disher (Blood Moon, 2009, etc.) takes us back to the golden age of thrillers, a time when they were fast, taut and dependably suspenseful."
Two super-thieves meet in Melbourne and discover the world isn't big enough for both of them. Read full book review >

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RAISING THE GRIFFIN by Melissa Wyatt
FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

Wyatt invents an Eastern European country with centuries of history for this pseudo-historical fiction that begins slowly but packs a punch in the second half. Read full book review >

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WYATT EARP by Casey Tefertiller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"A great adventure story, and solid history. (42 photos, not seen)"
This biography of the controversial western lawman, by a former San Francisco Examiner writer, uses newly found primary sources and exhaustive archival research to uncover the real man obscured by myths, tall tales, and calumnies. Read full book review >

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FUNNY HOW THINGS CHANGE by Melissa Wyatt
FICTION
Released: April 27, 2009

"What Remy seeks, his terra incognita, lies not in some distant place, but beneath his feet and all around him, the achingly beautiful, vulnerable landscape of home. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Remy Walker is torn. Read full book review >

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WYATT EARP by Andrew C. Isenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"Thorough research enriches the paint in this convincing and often unflattering portrait."
Isenberg (History/Temple Univ.; Mining California: An Ecological History, 2005, etc.) examines the life and legend of the famous lawman/liar/faro dealer/boxing referee/advisor on Western movies. Read full book review >

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WHO SHOULD MELISSA MARRY? by Doris Cassiday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But there's no denying that fashion writer Cassiday's moderately interesting son-of-Silhouette romance is easier to take than the telegraphic, wildly formulaic demises of the Robinses."
That publicity-surfing entrepreneur Bill Adler, who created and decimated the Robins family (Who Killed the Robins Family?, 1984, etc.), is at it again, this time with another contest novel. Read full book review >

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INVENTING WYATT EARP by Allen Barra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"A thorough documentary revision of the Western genre's customary fantasy. (16 pages color and b&w photos, not seen)"
A worthy attempt to prospect for facts amid the mists of myth and partisan hearsay long clouding the story of gambler and frontier marshal Earp, his brothers, friends, and foes, especially in the silver mining camp of Tombstone, Ariz. Read full book review >

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MELISSA PARKINGTON’S BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL HAIR by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Melissa's long, thick, shiny black hair impresses everyone. Read full book review >

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DRAGGING WYATT EARP by Robert Rebein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A minor but well-crafted work, and an all-too-rare glimpse of daily life in rural America."
An affecting memoir of life in small-town Kansas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Young, would-be adventurers or armchair travelers will enjoy exploring with these two straightforward, engaging personalities—and will learn a lot in the process."
This adventure novel recounts two American teen brothers' encounters with tour guides, wildlife and armed poachers in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Read full book review >

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LISTENING TO MOZART by Charles Wyatt
Released: Oct. 27, 1995

"Stories, in all, then, that play the range of excellence from high to low: not always captivating, sometimes quite lovely."
This year's winner of the John Simmons Award for short fiction tracks a small groupmusicians, mainly, one an artistwho come to maturity in the late '60s and try to hold life on an even keel in the decades after. Read full book review >