Search Results: "Myra Wolfe"


BOOK REVIEW

MYRA BRADWELL by Elizabeth Wheaton
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 4, 1997

"Wheaton's discussion of Bradwell's crusade to release Mary Todd Lincoln from an insane asylum disrupts the focus of this otherwise robust biography; readers will be heartened by this legal pioneer and her tireless efforts. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In the Notable Americans series, a biography about America's first woman lawyer and a first book by Wheaton. Read full book review >

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MYRA SIMS by Janis Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A wryly sweet if underwhelming down-home saga."
Complementing the story told by Gabe Catts in the author's much-praised first novel, My Brother Michael (1997), comes the tale of Myra Sims, an abused young woman. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE JANE BATTLES BEDTIME by Myra Wolfe
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"While references to 'juicy' living seem a bit cutesy and out of step with the pirate theme, the bedtime story is satisfying, and casting a little girl as a pirate is downright refreshing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a pirate/bedtime-story mash-up, a little girl resists sleeping until she realizes that some shut-eye will restore her "formidable oomph." Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2007

"Lush and fascinating: an essential reference for Wolfe fans and scholars."
Impressive array of primary documents, photographs, commentary and miscellany relating to the novelist's short life and controversial career. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF WOLFE by James Carlos Blake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2015

"Slightly less violent and slower paced than Blake's last look at the Wolfe family (The Rules of Wolfe, 2013), this installment is an absorbing look at dire poverty, depravity and the all-too-successful business of kidnapping for profit."
Even for criminals, there's no such thing as a perfect plan. Read full book review >

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FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE by Markus Zusak
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Engrossing. (Fiction. YA)"
From Australia, Zusak debuts with an intense tale about boxing, brotherly solidarity, and searching for self-respect. Read full book review >

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THE NERO WOLFE COOKBOOK by Rex Stout
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 1973

"They all entail gourmandise and expertise carried to the nth calorie."
For many years Nero Wolfe, that stylish stout creation, has been royally served comestibles which demand a certain degree of dedication as well as artistry, from sweetbreads in Bechamel sauce to marrow dumplings to many variant versions of shad roe and duck and kidneys. Read full book review >

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THE RULES OF WOLFE by James Carlos Blake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013

"Blake's customary zest for life and death makes his latest modern historical thriller violent, sexy and exciting."
A young man looking for adventure finds more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An ideal introduction to Wolfe's short fiction."
A major retrospective from this writer's writer, comprising 31 tales, 1970-1999, ranging from a few pages to novella length, selected by the author (with one exception, included at his agents' behest) and arranged chronologically. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF ATRIX WOLFE by Patricia A. McKillip
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1995

"But like the similarly charming The Cygnet and the Firebird, (1993), desperately short of plot even at this modest length."
When the warrior Prince Riven of Kardeth decided to attack Pelucir, the ancient mage Atrix Wolfe pleaded in vain with the prince to desist. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF WOLFE HAVEN by Debbie A. Heaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2010

"If readers can look past the occasionally inauthentic moment, they'll be treated to an entertaining yarn.
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Romance, betrayal, ghosts and history mingle in this fast-paced thriller about a young woman coming to terms with a broken heart. Read full book review >