Search Results: "Philip Willis Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

BULLET PROOF by Philip Willis Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 20, 2013

"A stirring, thought-provoking memoir of faith in wartime and a must-read for the worried families of deployed Christian soldiers."
A National Guard chaplain and Iraq War veteran reflects on his service to distill lessons of faith and life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Lucid, unbiased, tactful, Willis offers fresh perspective on English cultural life between the wars—and insight into the perennial lure of the printing press for creative writers."
Working with records he discovered himself, Willis (English/College of William and Mary) constructs a comprehensive and methodical history of Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press and of its literary and intellectual significance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS YOUR CALLING? by Philip R. Newell Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2016

"Worthwhile insight on the role of the church in social justice movements."
A concise debut memoir of a Protestant pastor in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEROES OF OLYMPUS by Philip Freeman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2012

"An opening promise of 'beauty and magic and disturbing twists' goes unfulfilled in this monotonous parade of ancient names and detached barbarism. Illustrations not seen. (Mythology. 12-16)"
A numbing catalog of "Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals" from Greek and Roman mythology, condescendingly "adapted" for younger audiences from a juicier version for adults. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

DANGER ALONG THE OHIO by Patricia Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 1997

"Willis (Out of the Storm, 1995, etc.) has created a rousing adventure; it will have readers turning the pages and rooting for the spunky Dunn kids all the way. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A bracing work of historical fiction makes an unfriendly place of the Ohio riverfront as three children fight for their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A moving story that aims to reconcile the experiences of faith and racism—but remains too intensely subjective throughout to rise above the level of personal memoir."
An intensely felt but highly personal account by an African-American academic of the journey she took from Christianity to Tibetan Buddhism—and back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A good introduction to a new science in the making."
An illuminating whirl—or possibly a whorl—through the world of natural forms and human engineering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRACLE by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"Put this at the top of your Must Buy holiday shopping list."
The witty author of the splendid, multi-award—winning Doomsday Book (1992) and its quasi sequel, To Say Nothing of the Dog (1997), here collects a sheaf of six yuletide tales she's published annually in Asimov's magazine, plus two previously unpublished stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST OF CONNIE WILLIS by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of Willis' talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama—and may guide inquisitive readers toward her equally accomplished and acclaimed novels."
Ten award-winning stories, 1982-2007, plus three equally well-regarded award acceptance speeches, from the much-celebrated author (All Clear, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE HOUR OF VICTORY by Sam Willis
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2014

"Willis shares his joy and thorough knowledge of the period, and the letters themselves bring it all to life."
Archaeologist and maritime historian Willis (The Glorious First of June, 2011) asked for a seemingly innocuous document at the British Library while researching one of his books. The treasure that was delivered was bound in velvet and gilt and contained the dispatches from eight of the British Navy's greatest fleet victories fought between 1794 and 1806. Read full book review >