Search Results: "Ralph Wiley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1996

"Humor is a formidable weapon, and Wiley puts it to outstanding use in this sharp-edged book. (Author tour)"
A broad, often wildly funny examination of ``blackness'' in America, by the author of What Black People Should Do Now (1993). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A rude, rousing defense and celebration of African-American culture."
A barrage of angry, cranky, funny, exciting pieces by black journalist Wiley (Why Black People Tend to Shout, 1991; Serenity, 1989). Read full book review >

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BORN TO PLAY by Eric Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 1999

"Davis comes off as a picture of consistency, morality, and heroism."
A gritty and witty look under the batting helmet of star player Davis, whose heart is a big red machine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Just like the athletes Lee admires most, he and Wiley play their hearts out here, making this one of the best sports books of recent years. (8 pages of b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Commentary on professional basketball woven through a memoir and reflections on the state of late-20th-century, interracial America. Read full book review >

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NINJA PLANTS by Wiley Blevins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2017

"An interesting take on a subject not often covered in books for middle school and teen readers. (glossary, selected bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 12-17)"
The plant world includes many curiosities whose "sneaky" adaptations help ensure their survival and reproduction. Read full book review >

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A BAD NIGHT'S SLEEP by Michael Wiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"Fast, furious and fun. Readers who like them hard-boiled will love this 22-minute egg."
The bent cops are straight, the straight cops are crooked, and ex-cop Joe Kozmarski (The Bad Kitty Lounge, 2010, etc.) must somehow figure out which is which, and who and when, in order to stay alive. Read full book review >

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THE LAST STRIPTEASE by Michael Wiley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2007

"Not much new in this debut, this year's PWA/SMP Best First Private Eye Novel, but Wiley does speak fairly fluent Chandler."
Why shouldn't a private cop with time on his hands hang out the "Gone Fishing" sign? Because he might get hooked. Read full book review >

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THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY by Wiley Cash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A story of family, blood loyalty and making choices that can seem right but end up wrong."
Cash (A Land More Kind Than Home, 2012) follows his evocative debut with another striking take on Southern literature. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 1992

"A critical Civil War campaign, narrated with brisk attention to the nuances of strategy—and with measured solemnity over the waste of life in war. (Forty-six b&w photographs and 17 maps—not seen.)"
Just as commercial blight covers the once bloodstained battlefields of Franklin and Nashville, so have other Civil War battles obscured the significance of Rebel defeats there. Read full book review >

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"A delightfully monstrous and fresh take on a traditional story."
This fairy-tale retelling by picture-book veteran Blevins (Colors All Around, 2016, etc.) and illustrator Cox (Ben's Rocket, 2016, etc.) might be just what the fairy godmother ordered for readers who are bored of goody-two-shoes Cinderellas.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1995

"Effective and highly readable, a fine addition to the ever- growing body of work about America's bloodiest war."
Fast-paced study of a pivotal Civil War campaign, for buffs and casual readers alike. Read full book review >