Search Results: "Selden Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST PRINCE by Selden Edwards
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"A powerful, intense and fascinating read."
Hints of time travel haunt this historical and philosophical novel set in early-20th-century Boston and Europe. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE BOOK by Selden Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2008

"Those who demand comprehension will be exasperated, but others willing to suspend disbelief might be enchanted."
A debut novel of oversized ambitions written by a former school headmaster. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2012

"Richmond-area readers and true-crime enthusiasts will find much to savor in this rousing, vivid report on a shocking crime spree."
Richmond, Virginia, native and noted historian Richardson (Built by Blacks: African-American Architecture and Neighborhoods in Richmond, 2008) vibrantly captures the essence of the infamous Tri-State Gang and how his hometown briefly morphed into a mob town.Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >

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PAINTED CIRCUS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Enhanced by a surprise or two in the page corners, this offers plenty of potential for enjoyable browsing. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Illustrated in rococo, circus-poster style, the 22 acts presented in this gallery each feature a visual effect or illusion, introduced by florid commentary from mouse ringmaster P.T. Vermin. Read full book review >

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YOUR BIG BREAK by Johanna Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"It'll take a lot of caffeine to make it through this safely constructed snooze."
Lies muddle the life of a Boston break-up artist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1992

"Competently written and researched, but, apart from the Grace Kelly years, the Grimaldis come off here as a rather shabby and dull lot. (B&w photos—48—not seen.)"
Veteran celebrity-biographer Edwards (Wallis, 1991, etc.) does her best with Prince Rainier and his ancestors, but the Grimaldis as a dynasty seem more bent on survival than on cutting a heroic figure. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE MANOR by Martin Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The more gracious the home, the worse the crime in this anthology by a who's who of mostly golden-age writers."
Let the guest beware in these 16 reprinted stories, spanning roughly 65 years, set in British country houses. Read full book review >

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OSCAR WILDE DISCOVERS AMERICA by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Tremendous fun: a marvelous story animated with just the right savvy, melodrama, wit, and fantasy."
A young man comes of age in the company of the great Irish wit and playwright, a story told by Edwards (N, 1997, etc.) with a sophistication worthy of its subject. Read full book review >

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The Stowaway by Clyde Edwards
Released: July 13, 2014

"A debut horror novel about demonic possession that breathes new life into an old theme."
In Edwards' debut horror novel, a ship's captain discovers a mysterious orb that gradually infuses him with a malevolent personality. Read full book review >