Search Results: "Ronnie Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"A bit much for some readers, but certain to please the legions of woodworking aficionados."
A fact-filled celebration of wood in human history. Read full book review >

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LES & RONNIE STEP OUT by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This odd couple doesn't need any lessons on friendship, though perhaps they could use some pointers on safe skateboarding. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Type-A personality learns to walk in someone else's shoes (literally!) after an accident. Read full book review >

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THE RONNIE GENE by Jon Mills
Released: Nov. 16, 2011

"A modest but appealing blend of legal intrigue, sitcom rhythms and sleuthing in spite of itself."
Chicago attorney Mills' first novel is a gently comic tale of financial malfeasance and murder untangled by the world's most unlikely private eyes. Read full book review >

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GRANT WOOD by R. Tripp Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2010

"An overly analytical biography, but one that goes a long way toward upending assumptions about Wood's work."
A portrait of painter Grant Wood (1891-1942) as a melancholy, closeted man. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2009

"A perfectly paced, beautifully crafted and moving end to a memorable fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this finale to the Touchstone Trilogy, past and present magically converge when 12-year-old Midge completes the work begun by her great-great aunt Celandine decades before to rescue five ancient tribes of little people hiding from the human world in the woods of Mill Farm. Read full book review >

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OLIVER'S WOOD by Sue Hendra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1996

"Gouache illustrations look much like linoleum prints—blocks of bright colors, mainly blue and ocher— and the chubby animals, with their bulging white eyes, are undeniably friendly territory. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Oliver, an owl, stays up past his bedtime at the end of one night and sees something he has never seen before—the sun. Read full book review >

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FITZGERALD’S WOOD by David Nwokedi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2006

"A slight, intentionally naïve, over-extended parable with some of the simplicity, charm and oddness of a fairy tale."
A whimsical British first novel blends issues of adolescence, bereavement and mixed-race ancestry. Read full book review >

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PENHALE WOOD by Julia Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2017

"The elegant writing, complex characters, and surprising conclusion of Thomas' second (The English Boys, 2016) all add up to a fine mystery that will appeal to readers of Catriona McPherson's psychological thrillers."
A cold case turns hot enough to burn lives to the ground. Read full book review >

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NATALIE WOOD by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Full of informed and intelligent observations regarding both Wood's mindset and the politics of Hollywood, but ultimately a wearying, depressing portrait. (65 photos)"
An easily familiar biography of the actress, from a personal friend who fails to connect some of the critical pieces in her puzzle. Read full book review >

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NORWEGIAN WOOD by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A contemporary equivalent of This Side of Paradise or Vile Bodies, and another solid building-block in one of contemporary fiction's most energetic and impressive bodies of work."
A first US appearance of a novel originally published in 1987, this crisp portrayal of "flaming youth" in the late 1960s proves one of Murakami's most appealing—if uncharacteristic—books. Read full book review >

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WINTER WOOD by David Spohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"This vignette doesn't have the depth or complexity of Spohn's Nate's Treasure (p. 256), but the understated illustrations, nicely composed of tiny black points and muted colors, perfectly convey the story's companionable warmth and the pleasure of the shared task. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On a bitter cold day, Matt (who's black) and his dad (blond) bundle up for a trip to the woods to chop a sledful of logs—work vigorous enough to make them shed their jackets despite the weather. Read full book review >

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THE WOOD QUEEN by Karen Mahoney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Readers of the previous book will welcome this addition and wait impatiently for the next book in the series. (Urban fantasy. 13-16)"
The Iron Witch (2011) ended with the restoration of Donna Underwood's friends and the death of the monster that haunted her nightmares. However, Donna's first journal entry in this sequel states that her "dreams are still full of fear and pain, even though it is a different sort of fear and a new kind of pain," promising an exciting installment in this fantasy series. Read full book review >