Search Results: "Ronald Wright"


BOOK REVIEW

A SCIENTIFIC ROMANCE by Ronald Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 1998

"Vividly elegiac in style and enveloping enough in its mystery, but for long stretches this remains a one-man roadshow- -and suffers from a lack of substance in the supporting cast."
An era-hopping first novel takes a lovelorn London curator on an escape to the future via an H.G. Wellian time machine—only to find humankind not at home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Familiar facts but a distinctive viewpoint: an intensely partisan chronicle of centuries of dishonor, written in a fluid, vivid style. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
Clear and concise history detailing the experiences of Native Americans on both continents from 1492 to 1990, from travel-writer and Mayan specialist Wright (Time Among The Maya, 1989; On Fiji Islands, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENDERSON’S SPEAR by Ronald Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2002

"Despite quite a few plots unfolding at the same time, the author manages to keep all his balls in the air at once and never lets the pace lag. Well done indeed."
A grand family saga, played out over several centuries, continents, and oceans, from novelist and nature writer Wright (A Scientific Romance, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"An entertaining, highly tendentious account of where we've been and where we're headed."
A Canadian author examines America's historical sins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLD EATERS by Ronald Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Wright's narrative deftly juggles the elements of historical fiction, war story, and coming-of-age novel."
Historian Wright's third novel (Henderson's Spear, 2002, etc.) finds a young Inca boy swept into Francisco Pizarro's 16th-century conquest of Peru. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SHORT HISTORY OF PROGRESS by Ronald Wright
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Illuminating and disturbing, and expansively documented."
A provocative assembling of evidence from history, archaeology and anthropology that what we call civilization may carry the seeds of its own destruction. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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BOOK REVIEW

THE BLIZZARD by Betty Ren Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A feel-good story of neighbor helping neighbor, and a great way to learn a bit about rural life before automobiles. (Picture book. 4-9)"
When his cousins call to say they can't make Billy's birthday because of all the snow, he's sorely disappointed and wishes he had a July birthday like his sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AL by Ronald Stoltz
Released: Feb. 7, 2016

"For some young readers, this level of ridiculousness, along with the unsophisticated illustrations, may make the book a nonstarter, but others willing to embrace the absurd humor will get plenty of giggles.
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In Stoltz's (Deer Run, 2016, etc.) funny and anachronistic picture book, being different can save the day—especially if you're a vegetarian dinosaur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TOWER OF GIRAFFES by Anna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"This brief, exquisite overview may well have readers wishing for a sequel—or consulting reference books to find out more collective nouns. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
From a gaggle of geese to an ostentation of peacocks, a gathering of collective nouns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET CIRCUS by Johanna Wright
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"A quiet, comforting debut, best shared snuggled close together. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Somewhere, beneath the twinkling lights of Paris, there is a circus. Read full book review >