Search Results: "Richard West Sellars"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Sellars does not make the reader's task an easy or pleasant one—a shame, because he has much to say to those interested in the way national resources are managed."
A dry but useful academic study of misguided federal resource management and ecological experimentation. ``Nature preservation—especially that requiring a thorough scientific understanding of the resources intended for preservation—is an aspect of park operations in which the [National Park] Service has advanced in a reluctant, vacillating way,'' writes Sellars, a historian with the Park Service. Read full book review >

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TITO by Richard West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Unsuccessful, both as original biography and as commentary on current events. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An unfocused attempt to combine a biography of Tito, an account of Yugoslavia's rise and demise, and a weak argument about the centrality of religion to the region's conflict. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Not a definitive biography, but rather an endearingly personal one that opens up a window on the soul of a writer who experienced firsthand much of what was vital in his time. (8 pages illustrations, not seen)"
Charming urbanity and a keen historical imagination characterize this biography of the writer who not only helped invent the novel, but did much to shape the modern newspaper and the modern political campaign. Read full book review >

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Hyenas by Michael Sellars
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2015

"The start of an exhilarating new series and a stirring addition to the zombie canon."
Sellars evokes both classic literature and classic horror in this post-apocalyptic debut novel. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË by Jane Sellars
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 1998

In this entry in The British Library Writers' Lives series, Sellars brilliantly captures the talent, determination, and tragic life of the author of Jane Eyre; she covers the basics- -e.g., that Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontâ wrote as Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, respectively, because 19th-century England was not ready for women writers. Read full book review >

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PIVOT POINT by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"West's debut showcases riveting storytelling. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Clairvoyant Addison Coleman must choose between two futures and two love interests. Read full book review >

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LUCKY IN LOVE by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 25, 2017

"There's a wealth of profoundly topical, thematic territory to explore in lottery wins; this iteration, with its cast of culturally and economically diverse characters, is especially resonant. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen discovers that winning the lottery has an inescapable downside. Read full book review >

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TENEMENT OF CLAY by Paul West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 19, 1993

"Not a must read, or a fun read, but curiously prophetic of the recent calamitous effects of enforced acculturation in places like united Germany."
A secular savior takes a derelict into his crumbling brownstone with predictably gloomy results—first US publication for this early (1965) novel by the author of The Women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper, Lord Byron's Doctor, etc. Edward Nicholas, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR GRAHAM GREENE by W.J. West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1998

"While Greene aficionados anticipate Sherry's next volume, West supplies them with some tantalizing points and leaves open many, many questions. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An occasionally enticing if episodic inquest into Greene's lifelong balancing act on ``the dangerous edge of things'' (his favorite Browning quote). Read full book review >

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THE TENT OF ORANGE MIST by Paul West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A terrible tale, vividly told, marred only by West's intrusive intellectual riffs and asides that have the effect of trivializing the unadorned truth."
Veteran writer West (Tenement of Clay, 1992; A Stroke of Genius, 1995; etc.) returns, this time focusing on the knife-edge relationship of a Chinese daughter and her father with a Japanese whoremaster. Read full book review >