Search Results: "Robison Wells"


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DEAD ZONE by Robison Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"This thoughtful, considered action-adventure will have readers pondering even after they've closed the book. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Picking up where Blackout (2013) left off, Wells continues to look at the impact of terrorism and the morality of war.Read full book review >

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FEEDBACK by Robison Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An absorbing read that won't let fans of the first down. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
In Variant (2011), Benton Fisher thought he lucked out when he was admitted to Maxfield Academy in New Mexico, and then even luckier when he escaped what turned out to be a virtual prison populated by robot clones, but… Read full book review >

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VARIANT by Robison Wells
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Hard to put down from the very first page, this fast-paced novel with Stepford overtones answers only some of the questions it poses, holding some of the most tantalizing open for the next installment in a series that is anything but ordinary. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Wells introduces Benson Fisher, a teen in search of a "real" life instead of a long series of unwanted foster homes—but instead of the utopia he's searching for, he finds the direct opposite. Read full book review >

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DARK ENERGY by Robison Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 29, 2016

"A highly pertinent, engaging thriller. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Wells is back with a new sci-fi adventure that comments on U.S. history. Read full book review >

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BLACKOUT by Robison Wells
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"In a world where terrorism is an increasing threat, this fast-paced book brings it home. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Wells' new novel brings home all the uncertainty and fear that comes from the threat of modern warfare waged with terror. Read full book review >

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TELL ME by Mary Robison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, good to see an important voice back in print."
A retrospective of three collections from prolific New Yorker contributor Robison (Why Did I Ever, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHY DID I EVER by Mary Robison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Robison's prose is as razor-sharp as ever, but her heroine's inexhaustible capacity for disaster eventually proves tiring rather than engaging."
Beautifully crafted, often dead-on satire from Robison (Subtraction, 1990, etc.), marred by a dated, stereotypical protagonist: the feckless middle-aged woman who has loved and lived too much. Read full book review >

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Released: June 22, 2012

"Sailors will smile in recognition; landlubbers will enjoy the well-told, if simple, tales."
A kindhearted maritime memoir. Read full book review >

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THE LONG JOURNEY HOME by Margaret Robison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"A harshly honest memoir that paints a portrait of a woman and a life, both brave and flawed."
Poet and essayist Robison's (What Matters, 2001, etc.) autobiography of madness and redemption—completing a trilogy of dysfunction of sorts, joining the memoirs of her sons, Augusten Burroughs (Running with Scissors, 2002) and John Elder Robison (Look Me in the Eye, 2007). Read full book review >

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ONE D.O.A., ONE ON THE WAY by Mary Robison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"The ending is a bit of a cop-out, but a vivid, witty ride precedes it."
Postmodern, post-Katrina picaresque from Robison (Tell Me, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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DOWNBURST by Katie Robison
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"A thrilling head-rush of an adventure."
Robison's debut novel follows a runaway on a fast-paced adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The view from inside this little-understood disorder offers both cold comfort and real hope, which makes it an exceptionally useful contribution to the literature."
Affecting, on occasion surprisingly comic memoir about growing up with Asperger's syndrome. Read full book review >