Search Results: "Randall Wright"


BOOK REVIEW

HUNCHBACK by Randall Wright
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"But lurking underneath are questions about right, wrong, and loyalty, which complement the long-withheld emotional explanation that finally, satisfyingly, shows up at the end. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A simple boy with a crooked back gets pulled into an adventure with an underlying mystery. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER PENNY by Randall Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"It may not be worth the effort. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Jacob, called Deb, is an adventuresome boy who always wants to see what's beyond his world of farm chores and family. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Readers with great expectations will find them fully satisfied by this tongue-in-cheek romp through a historic public House that is the very opposite of Bleak. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
"He was the best of toms. He was the worst of toms." And for all his harsh early life and unnatural dietary preferences, ragged London alley cat Skilley gets to look at a queen, too. Read full book review >

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JAMES BALDWIN by Randall Kenan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Further Reading'' (adult); chronology; index. (Biography. YA)"
A vivid, intelligent portrait of the outstanding author and African American, first of Chelsea's Lives of Notable Gay Men and Lesbians. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1994

"Despite a few fine set pieces, this is an overlong, essentially pointless anecdote in which unsympathetic hucksters are pitted against one another—and the consuming public."
A tedious case study of what can happen before, during, and after the shift of a desirable advertising account from one agency to another. Read full book review >

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REBEL YELL by Alice Randall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An intriguing premise poorly executed."
Placing a black conservative born into the civil-rights aristocracy at the center of her new novel, Randall (Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, 2004, etc.) explores race in contemporary America. Read full book review >

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PUSHKIN AND THE QUEEN OF SPADES by Alice Randall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"Striking cover, scattershot prose. Not quite a novel, and not quite anything else either."
Black mother with a singular case of the blues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"From the author of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (1989) and host of the PBS series of the same title, another incisive critique of the US religious scene."
Balmer (Religion/Barnard Coll.) compares the state of American Protestantism today with its boom in the '50s and suggests that a return to its antiestablishment and evangelical roots is needed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Occasionally pedestrian but always interesting take on the organization that simply wants to organize the world's information…all of it."
Yes, the Googleplex is trying to take over the world, but in the end this vaunted company is just as fallible as the others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"Almost always absorbing and thought-provoking."
What is a miracle? And who gets to decide? Here's a look inside the process. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Randall Fuller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A fresh, invigorating history of philosophical and political struggles."
A vibrant history of the reception of Charles Darwin's ideas by American minds and spirits. Read full book review >