Search Results: "Owen F. Witesman"


BOOK REVIEW

NORMA by Sofi Oksanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2017

"In spite of promising material, the question of who will emerge victorious loses its urgency along the way, and the ending, though surprising, fails to satisfy."
Award-winning Finnish-Estonian novelist Oksanen (When the Doves Disappeared, 2015, etc.) tackles the global exploitation of women and the entwined secrets of two families in this story of a woman with magical hair. Read full book review >

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HER ENEMY by Leena Lehtolainen
Released: May 14, 2013

"A routine whodunit in the mold of Christie and Sayers, both of whom are cited. Only Maria, outspoken and matter-of-fact, stands out from the crowd."
Maria Kallio may have taken herself out of the Helsinki police, but she finds when she's confronted with another murder that she can't take the detective out of herself. Read full book review >

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MAD ABOUT MONKEYS by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A vast amount of information on monkeys is expertly delivered in both text and image without patronizing either readers or monkeys—a delight. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An informational picture book about monkeys throughout the world. Read full book review >

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NIGHT KNIGHT by Owen Davey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"A visual feast for very youngest fans of knights and castles. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An upside-down colander becomes a knight's helmet and a yawn becomes "ye olde yawn" when a small boy dreamer gets ready for bed. Read full book review >

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ROSIE NO-NAME AND THE FOREST OF FORGETTING by Gareth Owen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"Promising a lot, this still fails to satisfy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This time-travel tale begins with a prologue set in 1916 when a witch pulls a young girl under the waters of a dark pool. Read full book review >

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CALL EACH RIVER JORDAN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

A "novel of historical suspense" wanders pleasantly through its plot: a mystery involving the slaughter of 40 escaped slaves between Civil War battle lines, and one man's attempt to find the killers. Read full book review >

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NO SPEED LIMIT by Frank Owen
NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2007

"Disturbing, haunting, memorable and at times morbidly funny. What's most unfortunate is that the people who should be reading this book probably won't."
A harrowing study of methamphetamine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"He's no McPhee or Pollan, but Owen provides a dogged, contrarian argument that scores some good points."
Want to reduce your carbon footprint and save the planet? Move to Manhattan. Read full book review >

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BALKAN ODYSSEY by David Owen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Essential reading for historians and serious students of both the Balkan crisis and diplomacy in the postCold War world. (Author tour)"
The British coauthor of the failed Vance-Owen peace plan for the former Yugoslavia provides a personal and opinionated chronicle of his endeavors to reach a peace, laying primary blame on the Americans for pursuing a policy of ``power without responsibility.'' Lord Owen, a seasoned and maverick politician, had faced many challenges in his career prior to accepting Cyrus Vance's request in 1992 to cochair peace negotiations for the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 1999

"A most enjoyable, and surprisingly moving portrait of a man and the institution he crafted in his own image. (32 pages color photos, not seen) (Author to ur)"
An involving and thorough look at pro golf's crown jewel and the driven individual who created it. Read full book review >

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LANDSCAPES OF COMMUNISM by Owen Hatherley
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A wonderfully accessible, compelling guide to these Eastern European cities."
An erudite and surprising study of what Soviet-era buildings said about the beliefs and hopes of the citizens. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS OF GLORY by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"But his warrant to investigate rumors of an Irish insurrection in what ought to be one of President Lincoln's strongholds led to his predecessor's death, and threatens him as well with the violence Parry tracks from battlefields to back alleys."
After his wounding at Bull Run (Faded Coat of Blue, 1999) and his bout of typhoid, Welsh-born Captain Abel Jones is dispatched by Secretary of State Seward to New York's Finger Lakes region, apparently as far from the bloody theater of the Civil War as he can imagine. Read full book review >