Search Results: "Sarah Wendell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Fans of the romance genre are likely to come away feeling vindicated; newcomers may be inspired to pick up a few new paperbacks with racy covers."
Think romances are about cruel yet dashing men forcing themselves on simpering, virginal women? Or that romance readers are desperate ladies whose most significant relationships are with their cats? Think again. Read full book review >

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DAYLIGHT STARLIGHT WILDLIFE by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"For storytime or laptime, another beautiful rendition of the natural world. (Picture book. 2-7)"
An album of contrasts introduces diurnal and nocturnal animals. Read full book review >

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HOW BIG COULD YOUR PUMPKIN GROW? by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Playing with scale and prompting readers to think big ensures a quick and entertaining tour to awesome sights. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Minor focuses his attention on the symbolic gourd of fall, juxtaposing national landmarks or record-setting structures with visions of impossibly enormous pumpkins or jack-o'-lanterns. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2006

Striking pictures make this patriotic alphabet particularly memorable. Read full book review >

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GRAND CANYON by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Less a systematic tour of the Grand Canyon than a visual and verbal appreciation of its large- scale and small-scale beauties, this will delight young armchair travelers and naturalists. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The fruit of a 12-day visit to the Grand Canyon, Minor goes solo in this departure from his usual meticulously detailed art for an album of watercolor sketches. Read full book review >

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THE POETRY OF WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS OF RUTHERFORD by Wendell Berry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Of interest to poetry neophytes and newcomers to Williams' work, less so to seasoned readers."
A personal and critical homage to a giant of American poetry. Read full book review >

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THE WIND IN THE REEDS by Wendell Pierce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An affecting account of a driven man, a sturdy family, and a resilient community."
A star of The Wire and Treme debuts with the twin stories of his rising career and the slow return of his native New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.Read full book review >

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B. HORROR by Wendell Mayo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1999

"Others should note that this off-offbeat sheaf from a university press has strong literary worth."
paper 0-942979-61-3 Top-drawer horror stories, by the author of Centaur of the North (1996), that distance themselves from the genre routine by depending largely on fantasy, fun, and a wonderfully supple prose style. Read full book review >

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OUR CHANGING WHITE HOUSE by Wendell Garrett
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 1995

"A pleasant volume that does perhaps all it needs to do, which is pique curiosity about the dignified building that symbolizes so much to the American peopleand that, with growing security concerns, may become less and less accessible."
This collection of papers on historical aspects of the White House suffers from both a surplus and a deficit of information. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A powerful emetic, worth a swallow."
Eight exhortatory essays (some of which appeared previously in the Atlantic Monthly, The Progressive, and elsewhere) by the Kentuckian fiction writer (Fidelity, 1992, etc.) and moral critic (What are People For?, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIDELITY by Wendell Berry
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Uncommonly satisfying art and vision."
Berry has employed all the forms he works in—poetry, the essay, fiction short and long—toward an examination of what it means to be placed: what here and elsewhere he calls ``membership''; American individualism-turned-loneliness seems like the nightmare that puts his eloquence to greatest use. Read full book review >