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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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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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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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 ART OF LOADING BRUSH by Wendell Berry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Vintage Berry sure to please and instruct his many admirers."
Further cultural and agricultural writings from the dean of modern literary agrarians. 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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CIRCLING THE SQUARE by Wendell Steavenson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2015

"An intensive firsthand exploration of modern Egyptian liberation and solidarity."
Impassioned coverage from the front lines of a historic Middle Eastern uprising. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Berry is a maker of beautiful sentences, lightly touched with Southern dialect and soberly concerned with the future of the agrarian spirit. But Berry's characters and tone alike feel muted."
The septuagenarian Berry makes a return visit to the genial farm community that much of his fiction has called home. Read full book review >

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STORIES I STOLE by Wendell Steavenson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"In the ruins, stories that stun."
Harsh, lovely prose chronicles the author's two years in post-Soviet Georgia. Read full book review >