Search Results: "Robert Willis"


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Great Point Clear by Robert Willis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2014

"A mystery with 3-D historical details and multilayered characters."
In the latest from Willis (Crossing Clayborn, 2013), a big-city reporter returns to his small-town Alabama roots to deal with an old murder and the memory of his lost love. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE STORM by Patricia Willis
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1995

"Willis plots a predictable but sturdy story, with a slightly antique flavor and a cast whose good hearts are frequently disguised beneath crusty or careless exteriors. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A bright future goes dim when Mandy's father is killed in WWII, and a returning veteran takes her mother's job. Read full book review >

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BELLWETHER by Connie Willis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1996

"Willis's intriguing notion comes across with the authority of a genuine insight—and probably merits a more dramatic and thoroughgoing workout than the agreeable but bland treatment it receives here."
Here-and-now speculative yarn involving chaos theory and statistical prediction, from the author of the fine Doomsday Book (1992), etc. Employed by the HiTek company, Sandra Foster is trying to develop a theory that can predict how and why fads and trends begin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A startling, revealing look at photographic representation and its effect on African-American identity and consciousness."
A provocative exploration of how African-Americans have, and more often have not, participated in the creation of their image through photographs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"In this sturdy collection, men and women removed from society face nature at its most primordial."
An eclectic, at times gripping anthology of adventure writing, featuring mostly Americans and Western Europeans in search of danger and excitement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Meaty tales for the law-abiding, armchair adventurer."
Previously published essays on the NYPD explore the last 150 years of crime-fighting in a tough town. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE 
OF SILENCE by James Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2007

"As the book draws to a close, Billy has finally attained a fullness of character that he had previously lacked-a wisdom only achieved through suffering and loss. An erudite, coming-of-age war novel."
An eager young soldier learns lasting life lessons during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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CROSSTALK by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"In other hands this novel could have been mere cliché, but Willis' exuberant humor and warmhearted, fast-paced plotting transform it into a satisfying, if old-fashioned, romantic comedy."
Think smartphones and social media are threatening privacy? Imagine if you could hear everyone's thoughts—and they could hear yours. Read full book review >

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TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 1997

"Gleeful fun with a serious edge, set forth in an almost impeccable English accent."
Comic yarn set in the same time-traveling universe as the splendid Doomsday Book (1992), with some of the minor characters in common. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

Twain's domestic years (1870-1904) were not what he considered his best. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Despite the rhetorical excesses and some padding (two throwaway pieces about Picasso and Warhol): a must-browse for readers interested in feminism and the culture wars."
The former Village Voice writer and editor (Journalism/NYU) collects almost 30 essays and book reviews spanning the 80's. Read full book review >

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LONELY DECEPTIONS by D.R. Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"The literary equivalent of your favorite late-night, Jersey-diner comfort food—effortlessly digestible."
This twisting neo-noir mixes Mayberry-esque domesticity with paranoiac Big Sleep double-dealings, set against a panoramic backdrop stretching from Rosewood, N.J., to the very heart of Mother Russia. Read full book review >