Search Results: "Scott William Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: April 27, 2010

"None of it makes a whole lot of sense. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Why does Charlie ask Leo's girlfriend, Tessa, to the prom when he knows Tessa is just going to tell Leo? Read full book review >

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WOODEN BONES by Scott William Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Those who only remember Pinocchio as the untruthful boy in the Disney film may be surprised by this different character. But for readers already familiar with the original, this is an interesting exercise. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
What happens after Pinocchio becomes a real boy? Read full book review >

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STEALING KEVIN'S HEART by M. Scott Carter
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2011

"A slightly unusual, only-average angst-ridden romance with a few too-convenient plot twists. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
After best friend Kevin is killed while street racing with him on motorcycles, Alex is wracked by grief, anger and guilt—until he meets Rachel. Read full book review >

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THE CAT IN THE RHINESTONE SUIT by John Carter Cash
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"With phrases seemingly thrown in because they rhyme, not because they advance any sort of plot, this is one to skip. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cash's latest is plagued with problems similar to those facing his previous two children's offerings, awkward syntax and poor scansion being the worst of these, but he also adds a new one to the mix: a thin, if enthusiastic plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCEL PROUST by William C. Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"A prodigious work, rich and racy, informed by fact, animated by imagination, utterly worthy of its wondrous subject. (47 illus., not seen)"
A masterful life of the eccentric pioneer who mapped the modern mind in Remembrance of Things Past (more accurately translated here as In Search of Lost Time), by the noted Proust scholar (French/Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham; The Proustian Quest, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A touching account by a son who loved his father deeply and skillfully describes how fame and fortune can almost destroy a life."
How President Jimmy Carter's late younger brother, Billy, dealt with instant celebrity when the media stereotyped him as a southern "redneck" and "ol" boy" freak, as told by Billy's son. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A fascinating glimpse of a central figure in traditional Japanese culture."
From the translator of his famed treatise on swordsmanship, The Book of Five Rings, the first English-language biography of a legendary Japanese fighter, teacher, artist, and author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Luck of the Draw by William Scott Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"Part history lesson, part coming-of-age story, this Vietnam-era tale delivers the kind of stirring details that can only come from personal experience."
The Summer of Love and the Vietnam War greatly affect several Pittsburgh-area baby boomers in this novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY AND THE MAGIC DRESS by William Norwich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"The intent seems to be a kinder, gentler Eloise for the 21st century, but there is no magic here. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Norwich, the Entertaining Editor for the New York Times Magazine, and Miller, whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, combine their urbane sensibilities to create a rawther brittle, rawther long story about a wealthy little girl named Molly, who lives in a New York City apartment with her cat, Slim Enid, her ultrathin, ultrablonde, ultrachic mother, and their housekeeper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 17, 2007

"Does the world blow up? Only the most doggedly persistent of readers will care to find out."
In space, no one can hear you scream—especially if the satellites grow cold. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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