Search Results: "Nancy Wise"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOREALIS GENOME by Tom Wise
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 30, 2013

"An engaging read for sci-fi and zombie fans."
Wise and Wise's debut novel delivers a science-fiction tale of zombies and cloning in modern-day Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"These women experienced interesting and difficult times, but the authors' brief, insubstantial excerpts from their testimony make them all sound like the same good ol' gal telling a variation of the same story. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Folksy, good-natured recollections from some of the two million women who took jobs in factories and shipyards during WW II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"A fascinating portrait of Cassidy's double life, emphasizing particularly the toll the spy's career had on his personal life over a prolonged period, though Wise falls flatter when placing the significance of Cassidy's spy operations in the big picture of the cold war."
A solidly told tale of a 22-year espionage operation aimed at foiling attempts by the Soviet Union to pilfer nerve-gas secrets. Read full book review >

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Released: March 13, 2012

"No simple coming-out story, this many-layered effort is gritty, warm and ultimately hopeful. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Compassionate, thoughtful and expressive, this New Zealand import traces a Maori teen's journey through friendships, family, work and the realization that he is gay. Read full book review >

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A Midnight Trade by Janet Wise
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2013

"A plausible, disturbing thriller featuring torture, murder, big-business pharmaceuticals and other dirty tricks."
A Memphis cop investigates the disappearance of a prominent biogenetics scientist in this thriller by Wise (The Black Silk Road, 2010). Read full book review >

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NELL OF BRANFORD HALL by William Wise
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Though the act from which this story springs merits commemoration, the inner and outer devastation wrought by disease is more vividly captured in Cynthia DeFelice's Apprenticeship of Lucas Whittaker (1996) and Anna Myers's Graveyard Girl (1995). (Fiction. 11-13)"
Loosely connected to historical events, this tale of a 17th-century English town that isolated itself to prevent the plague from spreading celebrates selfless courage, but it does so at some distance, and within the confines of a contrived, ordinary story. Read full book review >

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THE VENTANA WILD MEN by Keith Wise
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2017

"An absorbing, suspenseful tale of man versus his bestial nature; entertaining but not for the squeamish."
A debut thriller, set in the California wilderness, follows an ambitious TV reporter. Read full book review >