Search Results: "R. Blakeslee Gilpin"


BOOK REVIEW

SELECTED LETTERS OF WILLIAM STYRON by William Styron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A great read for Styron devotees, but fans of correspondence will miss the conversational quality of most letter collections."
A good portion of William Styron's personal and business correspondence brought together in one volume. Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF HERO by Ann R. Blakeslee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

In a novel that is a near-perfect combination of brutal realism and piercing lyricism, the kindhearted son of a brawling miner becomes a pariah in his lawless frontier mining town when he befriends a Chinese immigrant boy, Zi. Read full book review >

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SUMMER BATTLES by Ann R. Blakeslee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"The Klan leader, revealed in the end to be female, doesn't quite ring true, either. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In the summer of 1926, 11-year-old Kath spends three weeks in Peaceable, Indiana, which is anything but. Read full book review >

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IN DARK WATER by Mermer Blakeslee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Written with a fine ear for the voice of a child, Blakeslee builds a lovely portrait and a memorable character in Eudora Buell."
Blakeslee's second (after Same Blood, 1989) offers a bittersweet account of a family in 1958 upstate New York and the toll that serious trouble takes on their ten-year-old daughter,. Read full book review >

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NATE BLAKESLEE
by Gregory McNamee

On December 6, 2012, a Wyoming ranch worker and year-round hunter crunched his way across a snowy stretch of national forest and, having paid twelve dollars for a license for the privilege, shot a wolf to death with a long-range rifle. The kill was legal, sanctioned by a law permitting the “harvesting” of wolves outside Yellowstone National Park. But it ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Despite some flaws, a text with much to be savored—not least the upbeat message that you can take control."
Two seasoned science writers enthuse about some new wrinkles in neuroscience, and ways you can benefit from the findings. Read full book review >

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JUVENTUD by Vanessa Blakeslee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Ambitious in the ground it covers and moving at times, but it falls short at the many hairpin plot turns."
A young girl discovers her father's shocking secret, and the course of her life changes drastically as a result. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"In the main, Blakeslee's well-rendered story will be familiar to anyone who has followed the Yellowstone wolves, but those who have not will find this a solid overview of recent events—evenhanded but clearly and rightly on the side of the wolves."
On-the-ground reporting on the fate of Canis lupus as a creature once nearly extirpated struggles to regain a home in the Rockies. Read full book review >

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MISSING DAISY by T.G. Gilpin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 14, 1995

"Gilpin's third (Death of a Fantasy Life, 1993, etc.) features routine detective work enlivened by the careful portrait of unlovable George and an ugly, though unsurprising, final revelation."
George Potter is a stick-in-the-mud, a prig, a martinet, a petty tyrant to his hapless charges in the Weston Secondary School. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A FANTASY LIFE by T.G. Gilpin
Released: May 17, 1993

Staid, celibate linguistics professor Anthony Ponton, grudgingly fulfilling his role as guardian to his nephew Eric, tracks him to sleazy stripper-clubs in London's Soho district— where the young man's obsession with Vicky marks him as a possible suspect when she becomes the second stripper to be killed. Read full book review >

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FELIX TAKES THE STAGE by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"While the message-driven conclusion may distract from the fast-paced narrative, this is still a successfully spun tale. (Animal fantasy. 6-9)"
When the brown recluse spider Felix attempts to feel the vibrations of an acclaimed maestro's baton, he disobeys his mother's most basic principle: "[N]ever, ever reveal yourself to human beings." Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Long may these clueless chicks cluck! (Mystery. 6-10)"
Barbara has built a mysterious box in the backyard near the coop; what dangerous creature lurks within? Read full book review >