Search Results: "Owen Sheers"


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RESISTANCE by Owen Sheers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"Not really a conventional war drama, but an oblique, enigmatic ode to Welsh culture, landscape and loyalties."
In an atmospheric alternative history of World War II, the Nazis invade Great Britain, but a false peace lingers in one remote Welsh valley. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE BOOK by Owen Sheers
Released: Sept. 25, 2000

"If he can shuck off the affectations of writing-program poetry, Sheers has the potential to become a major voice."
A first volume by a highly regarded Fijian-Welsh poet, recent winner of a Vogue award for young writers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2004

"A neat piece of creative nonfiction. (Map, photos)"
Poet Sheers, a descendant of his subject, lustrously re-creates the life of Reverend Arthur Cripps: poet, African missionary, thwarted father, a man about six leagues ahead of his European contemporaries. Read full book review >

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I SAW A MAN by Owen Sheers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"But these are small faults in the face of such a large talent as Sheers, a resourceful writer with a sharp eye for both the big picture and the lovely detail, such as 'tiny women lost in monstrous SUVs, their painted nails clutching the steering wheels like the feet of caged birds.'"
Accidental deaths in war and at home engender terrible lies and guilt in this highly original, engrossing literary thriller. 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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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 >

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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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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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OREGON HILL by Howard Owen
Released: July 1, 2012

"Willie Black deserves a sequel."
Owen's (The Reckoning, 2010, etc.) 10th novel, part mystery, part character study. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Science writing at its best. (16 line illus., 3 halftones)"
An informative review of current research on sleep and dreams and a new theory about the nature and function of dreaming, presented with clarity, wit, and finesse. Read full book review >