Search Results: "Michael Williamson"


BOOK REVIEW

AND THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM by Dale Maharidse
Released: May 31, 1989

A stunning, multilayered follow-up to Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, James Agee's classic portrait—with photographs by Walker Evans—of white sharecropper families in the Depression South. Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE YOU? by Sarah Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The whole is a pleasingly fresh take on concepts of up/down and above/below as well as a sometimes-challenging exercise in observation. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Two simply drawn worms (or maybe they are snakes), one pink and one green, play peekaboo in various locations: in the grass, on a boat, under the lily pad, in an urban setting, in a plane, through a meadow, and in the park. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF THE GOLDEN BIRD by Duncan Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Sit back and listen to the words of the old folks and their bygone ways. (glossary of Scottish words) (Folk tales. 8-12)"
More traditional tales from Scotland. Read full book review >

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RES PUBLICA by Alan Williamson
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"It's hard to decide what's more annoying: Williamson's strange sense of the 'us' in history, or his fanlike idolatries."
Williamson, a professor at Univ. of Calif. Read full book review >

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SINGING WITH THE TOP DOWN by Debrah Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Pauly's voice has some charm, but even 13-year-olds might find the story cloyingly innocent and optimistic."
A young girl deals with her parents' death while driving with her aunt from Oklahoma to California in this work of spiritual uplift from romance novelist Williamson. Read full book review >

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MORTAL SINS by Penn Williamson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Except for a superfluity of sentences like `He took her there on the floor, with swift, rough lust,` this is quality hokum, aided immeasurably by outrageously melodramatic characters and amusingly hard-bitten dialogue. Don't miss the miniseries."
Hot-blooded sex, hoodoo, and homicide in the Queen City (during the Roaring Twenties) are the savory ingredients of this turbulent potboiler concocted by The Romance Writer Otherwise Known as Penelope Williamson. Read full book review >

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DUNNARD'S PEARL by Mike Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2013

"An often very funny satire, but one that has little new to say."
In Williamson's debut sci-fi satire, aliens abduct three British high school students who later find themselves setting off a revolution. Read full book review >

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LAZY OZZIE by Michael Coleman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Skillful watercolor and ink illustrations add bounce, but never get in the way of the story. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cumulative tale with a manipulative youngster as its hero. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A DOG by Jo Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Deceptively simple but delightfully entertaining—if ethnically one-note. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A charming gray-and-white dog of indeterminate breed narrates a guide to finding a home and getting along with a new owner. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"For committed conservative Christian audiences. (Christian science fiction. 12 & up)"
An imaginative science-fiction premise and a well-drawn, affecting character struggle to overcome heavy-handed religious proselytizing in this uneven suspense tale. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF BEING NORMAL by Lisa Williamson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"A welcome, needed novel. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Two British transgender teens try to come to terms with their lives while facing serious bullying in their school. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1997

"The vision of Scottish life created by these six voices is remarkably consistent, vital, and unyieldingly tough-minded, but it's too early to say if these promising young writers will mature into major ones, or if they'll gain much of a foothold on these shores."
Stories by six young writers, the cream of the contemporary Scottish Beats crop, are anthologized here in a raw display of life on the edge. Read full book review >