Search Results: "Sue Owens Wright"


BOOK REVIEW

BRACED FOR MURDER by Sue Owens Wright
Released: May 15, 2013

"Hard-core animal lovers will focus on the detailed information about the many problems with animal shelters and forgive the disjointed plot."
A brace of basset hounds bring joy and chaos to a writer's life. Read full book review >

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EMBARKING ON MURDER by Sue Owens Wright
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2009

"Despite the transparent mystery, Beanie and Cruiser's third case (Sirius About Murder, 2006, etc.) will charm cozy fans who love dogs."
Widowed writer and sometime sleuth Elsie MacBean investigates a murder and spots a legend. Read full book review >

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THE CAT NEXT DOOR by Betty Ren Wright
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"A well- structured, comforting story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl whose treasured memories of Grandma include sharing the trust of the shy cat that visited them on the dock at their summer home is comforted, the summer after Grandma's death, to find that the cat still comes—this time, with two new kittens. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Another seemingly clear-cut victory for the tireless defenders of wildlife, who tell a lively tale tinged with that smugness typical of Western conservationists who expect the impossible of poor Africa. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
From the couple who publicized the plight of the wildebeest in the Kalahari (Cry of the Kalahari, 1984)—a further search for a wilderness paradise in Africa, pitting the energetic duo against elephant poachers in northern Zambia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2006

"A stirring account by two dedicated and courageous conservationists."
Bittersweet sequel to The Eye of the Elephant (1993), chronicling the authors' efforts to eliminate elephant poaching in Zambia. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN GHOST by Janis Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A skillfully written, well-researched book."
Owens brings a dark period of history to light in a book about Southern allegiances, racial tensions and shameful acts. Read full book review >

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BONE GAME by Louis Owens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"One suspects that yet another sequel is in the offing."
Owens returns to his Native American roots for this sprightly thriller, a sequel that lives up to its predecessor (Sharpest Sight, 1991). Read full book review >

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NOT WORKING by Lisa Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"While her privilege never quite catches up with her, this hapless protagonist will leave younger readers laughing—and wincing—in recognition."
In Owens' rollicking debut novel, an indecisive millennial wallows in "voluntary unemployment," trying the patience of everyone around her. Read full book review >

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MYRA SIMS by Janis Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A wryly sweet if underwhelming down-home saga."
Complementing the story told by Gabe Catts in the author's much-praised first novel, My Brother Michael (1997), comes the tale of Myra Sims, an abused young woman. Read full book review >

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THE JUDAS POOL by George Owens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1994

"First-novelist Owens's potentially intriguing idea—innocent man uncovers the secrets of a small town—gets bogged down in a slow and predictable plot with sketchy and stereotypical characters."
A high school music teacher is caught in a scandal during the last sultry days of summer in a small Delaware town. Read full book review >

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THEN LIKE THE BLIND MAN: ORBIE’S STORY by Freddie Owens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A psychologically astute, skillful, engrossing and satisfying novel."
A Detroit boy is sent to stay with his grandparents in rural 1950s Appalachia in this debut literary novel with touches of magical realism. Read full book review >

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BEBOP by Thomas Owens
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Bebop lives,'' Owens asserts—but not in this text."
An academic exegesis of the popular jazz form and its musicians. Read full book review >