Search Results: "Thom Wiley"


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ONE SHEEP, BLUE SHEEP by Thom Wiley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A colorful, off-kilter barnyard party. (Board book. 2-4)"
A farmer's clumsiness leads to a color explosion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 30, 1997

"But these were exciting times, and for those who care about the early days of the feminist movement and about magazine publishing, hearts will beat faster in reliving them. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A vibrant recollection of the first quarter-century of the magazine that both energized the feminist movement and became a target for its tribulations. Read full book review >

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COLD SNAP by Thom Jones
Released: June 6, 1995

"Raw, powerful, and pulpy: an intense volume that's like staring at a gaping wound, something making it so you can't—or don't want to—look away."
Winner and still champion Jones takes this one on points. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An easygoing account of the outlaw duo whose era separated Frank and Jesse James from Bonnie and Clyde."
In this dual biography of celebrated bandits, a specialist in the Old West deftly separates fact from fiction. Read full book review >

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SNOW ANGEL by Thom Racina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 1996

"Lurid, unbelievable, and thoroughly tedious."
A second novel from Racina (The Great L.A. Blizzard, 1977) offers a busily plotted tale of obsessive love run nastily amok. Read full book review >

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THRESHOLD by Thom Hartmann
NON-FICTION
Released: July 27, 2009

"A mishmash of good intentions."
Radio talk-show host Hartmann (Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision, 2007, etc.) applies his gung-ho populism to the global ramifications of mankind's loss of balance with nature. Read full book review >

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THE FLORENTINE PAPERS by Thom Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 1991

"His prose can be rich to the point of flatulence, but, still, Palmer's devised an original magical mystery tour that stakes out its own peculiar portion of the comic universe."
Palmer's first novel-about a narrator's obsession with a beautiful woman who writes about spinach-is a lushly written narrative that brings to mind a Julian Barnes or Anthony Burgess rather than any American. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1995

"Effective and highly readable, a fine addition to the ever- growing body of work about America's bloodiest war."
Fast-paced study of a pivotal Civil War campaign, for buffs and casual readers alike. Read full book review >

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BLACK HAMMOCK by Michael Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"Neither as scary nor as suspenseful as most of Wiley's Florida gothics but harrowing in its own peculiar way, even if it poses no threat to its Aeschylean model."
Something completely different—meaning surprisingly familiar—from Southern noir specialist Wiley: a revenge tragedy with strong intimations of the Oresteia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2012

"Sitting Bull, Geronimo and Crazy Horse are well known to every schoolchild. Hatch deftly brings Osceola to the pantheon of legendary Native American leaders."
Plains Indians expert Hatch (Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution, 2007, etc.) applies his expertise to the man who led the Florida war "that would frustrate and embarrass the best officers in the United States Army—including five generals." Read full book review >

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SECOND SKIN by Michael Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Satisfyingly doom-and-gloomy, even though many readers will balk at the last round of dark revelations and the last spasm of violence that accompanies them."
A second dose of murderous troubles that hit all too close to home for Jacksonville homicide detective Daniel Turner and his family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Ideological and agitational in tone, this will appeal most to liberals."
Progressive talk show host Hartmann (Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People"—and How You Can Fight Back, 2010, etc.) argues that the financial crash of 2008 was just a precursor for the larger-scale disruptions to come in 2016. Read full book review >