Search Results: "Meredith S. Wiley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A wake-up call? Absolutely. Readers don't need to buy all the data to get the message, especially where events in America and abroad conspire to increase child poverty and deprivation."
Investigation of the importance of attachment between baby and caretaker—usually the mother—in setting the path to physical and mental health. Read full book review >

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I'VE GOT SUNSHINE ON A CLOUDY DAY
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Cover Story: Beautiful Big Face
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
10
Talky Talk: 2 Legit 2 Quit
Bonus Factors:
Trans Representation, Friendship, Faith, Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: Please Know That I'm Yours to Keep

Cover Story: Beautiful Big Face

My disdain for Big Face is well-documented (it ...


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MEREDITH WADMAN
by Alexia Nader

Meredith Wadman found the story that would become her first book The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease in a reader letter in a 2012 edition of Science magazine. In response to a policy forum about whether tissue donors should be compensated for their contribution to medical research, prompted by Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NINJA PLANTS by Wiley Blevins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2017

"An interesting take on a subject not often covered in books for middle school and teen readers. (glossary, selected bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 12-17)"
The plant world includes many curiosities whose "sneaky" adaptations help ensure their survival and reproduction. Read full book review >

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THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY by Wiley Cash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A story of family, blood loyalty and making choices that can seem right but end up wrong."
Cash (A Land More Kind Than Home, 2012) follows his evocative debut with another striking take on Southern literature. Read full book review >

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A BAD NIGHT'S SLEEP by Michael Wiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"Fast, furious and fun. Readers who like them hard-boiled will love this 22-minute egg."
The bent cops are straight, the straight cops are crooked, and ex-cop Joe Kozmarski (The Bad Kitty Lounge, 2010, etc.) must somehow figure out which is which, and who and when, in order to stay alive. Read full book review >

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THE LAST STRIPTEASE by Michael Wiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2007

"Not much new in this debut, this year's PWA/SMP Best First Private Eye Novel, but Wiley does speak fairly fluent Chandler."
Why shouldn't a private cop with time on his hands hang out the "Gone Fishing" sign? Because he might get hooked. Read full book review >

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SECOND SKIN by Michael Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Satisfyingly doom-and-gloomy, even though many readers will balk at the last round of dark revelations and the last spasm of violence that accompanies them."
A second dose of murderous troubles that hit all too close to home for Jacksonville homicide detective Daniel Turner and his family. Read full book review >

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BLACK HAMMOCK by Michael Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"Neither as scary nor as suspenseful as most of Wiley's Florida gothics but harrowing in its own peculiar way, even if it poses no threat to its Aeschylean model."
Something completely different—meaning surprisingly familiar—from Southern noir specialist Wiley: a revenge tragedy with strong intimations of the Oresteia. Read full book review >

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THE PRAIRIE THIEF by Melissa Wiley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A pleasing folkloric/historical blend. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
How can Louisa save her Pa after he's been accused of thievery, a crime punishable on the prairie by hanging, without breaking the promise she made to another? Even if she tells the truth, who will believe her? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A rude, rousing defense and celebration of African-American culture."
A barrage of angry, cranky, funny, exciting pieces by black journalist Wiley (Why Black People Tend to Shout, 1991; Serenity, 1989). Read full book review >

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INDIGO by Richard Wiley
Released: Sept. 8, 1992

"Wiley's affection for Nigeria and Nigerians gives his work a buoyancy that compensates for but cannot hide its weaknesses: Jerry's blandness, the contrivance of his immersion in Nigerian culture, and an ending that elevates his cleansed vision above the national tragedy of Beany's death."
Wiley (Soldiers in Hiding, 1985, etc.) continues to range far afield for his material; here, his subject is the reeducation of an American in Nigeria. Read full book review >