Search Results: "Sarah Wilkins"


BOOK REVIEW

A BOOK IS A BOOK by Jenny Bornholdt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"The diminutive size—approximately 5 inches by 7 inches—negates group use but makes this perfect for a child on a lap or as a stocking stuffer for older bibliophiles. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This whimsical ode to the codex is an endorsement both of reading and of what has been coined the "thingyness" of books—and it avoids the fatal, superior tone that concludes Lane Smith's similarly themed, otherwise-ingenious It's a Book.Read full book review >

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THE VEIL OF GOLD by Kim Wilkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Intriguing, genuine, rich."
A real fairy tale, in traditional, bloody style. Read full book review >

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IN NAME ONLY by Barbara Wilkins
Released: April 1, 1992

"Robin Leach should do the cassette version if Mary Hart can't."
A rich, pretty teenager flees the bourgeois terrors of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, heading straight for the demimonde of E-Z living, star-studded L.A., where she gives birth to the hottest child star since the current ambassador to Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >

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MAX GATE by Damien Wilkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"The death of a literary giant liberates a marginalized member of his household into claiming her destiny in her own unique, dazzling words."
The final days of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, as related by his wry, perceptive housemaid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 1999

"An exhilarating tribute to a disappearing art. (21 b&w photos, not seen)"
An enthralling, sometimes breathtaking glimpse into one of North America's few remaining traveling circuses. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"A mostly insightful slice of life and death, but not on the level of Mary Roach's Stiff (2003)."
An often funny, yucky examination of how the dead can affect our lives. Read full book review >

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CHEMISTRY by Damien Wilkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Attempting to straddle the line between themes of family and addiction, the author misses both in the process."
Fourth novel from Wilkins (Little Masters, 1997, etc.), about a family that can't seem to extricate itself from drugs, legal or illegal. Read full book review >

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THE MISERABLES by Damien Wilkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Wilkins's novel is all interior, no edge, and the interior is a dull one."
The death of his grandfather spurs a young editor to reevaluate his life—in this brooding, introspective first novel from New Zealander Wilkins. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Ignore the occasional grandiloquent language and simply enjoy a story of trial, error and, ultimately, achievement."
Chronicle of a failed attempt at a new world rowing record, taken on by a truly motley crew. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MASTERS by Damien Wilkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Rich with shading and detail, but too loosely organized for its own good: a crowded canvas that badly wants some focal point."
A meandering account of life among disaffected expatriates that ultimately overstays its visa: a second novel from New Zealander Wilkins (The Miserables, 1993) All the usual confusions that plague young people are prominent among Wilkins's brood, none of whom seems much more adult than the children who have somehow fallen into their care. Read full book review >

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THE MEASURE OF LOVE by Christopher Wilkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Overall, a work more impressive in its parts than as a whole."
A debut that is affecting and perplexing in equal measure. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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