Search Results: "Thomas Wharton"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"They will thank you for the recommendation. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After Will Lightfoot steals and wrecks his father's motorcycle, he stumbles into a foreign world—a fractured realm in which stories originate and from which they migrate, transformed, into other worlds. Read full book review >

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HILDEGARD SINGS by Thomas Wharton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2011

"A superb marriage of children's literature and digital technology, Hildegard's resurrected tale is an excellent way to introduce kids to the opera. Brava! (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A harmonious hippo gets her big break as an opera singer, but tragedy strikes when she loses her voice. Read full book review >

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EVER AFTER by William Wharton
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Wharton's ordeal is not easy reading, but his persistence in assailing the woeful cause for it is highly admirable."
A piercing cry from the heart, a resounding call for reform — and that rare thing: a unique book. Read full book review >

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THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON by Edith Wharton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"As Wharton tells their story, the sharp irony of both her prose and her characters bleeds into pools of true feeling."
Long out of print, Wharton's novel opens with a sentence that seems to have been written for the opening voice-over of a movie: ``It rose for them—their honey-moon—over the waters of a lake so famed as the scene of romantic raptures that they were rather proud of not having been afraid to choose it as the setting of their own.'' But Nick and Susy Lansing, each suffering from a genteel lack of money, have married out of convenience rather than romantic rapture. Read full book review >

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EDIBLE BROOKLYN by Rachel Wharton
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Clearly most valuable to those lucky enough to benefit from its local food knowledge firsthand, but will also inspire out-of-town foodies to book the next flight to JFK."
Through a wide variety of unique and delicious recipes, editor Wharton draws a blueprint of Brooklyn's storied locavore food culture. Read full book review >

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THE BUCCANEERS by Edith Wharton
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Not entirely knitted together—some awfully vivid characters just drop from sight—but, still, this is wonderful to read. (First printing of 50,000; Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection)"
A major novel of manners, three-fifths completed at the time of Wharton's death in 1937 and published as a fragment in 1938, has now been finished with impressive spirit and skill by Wharton scholar Marion Mainwaring. Read full book review >

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PRIDE by William Wharton
Released: Oct. 25, 1985

"Pride, like all his other books, is imbued by these merits—and is scuttled only by its urge to italicize it all unnecessarily."
The same structural shakiness that undermined A Midnight Clear and Scumbler affects this new Wharton effort: an overwhelming metaphor soaks through the otherwise crisp-enough narrative, making it soggy (here it's actually a double story, joined) and, worse, utterly pre-ordained. Read full book review >

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Choose FITness Not FATness Today! by Matthew  Wharton
NON-FICTION

"An inspiring no-gimmicks approach to lasting weight loss."
An "over fifty grandpa" in his debut health/fitness book shares the diet/workout plan by which he achieved and maintains a 100-pound weight loss. Read full book review >

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HOUSEBOAT ON THE SEINE by William Wharton
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Readers expecting charm in this slim volume, however, should beware: Wharton's gritty and unembellished story—an amalgam of boatbuilding manual and memoir of expatriate life—is fascinating but not for the squeamish."
Novelist/painter Wharton, whose last book was the nonfiction account of his daughter's tragic death in a car accident (Ever After, 1995), here tackles the more pleasant topic of houseboating on the Seine, with unexpected results. Read full book review >

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Released: July 31, 2012

"One doesn't need to be a buff of the Bard to love this well-told tale."
Modern-day and Shakespearean-era murders align in this mystery by Shakespeare scholar Wharton. Read full book review >

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BIRDY by William Wharton
Released: Jan. 9, 1978

"An extraordinary book."
Some books—some of the best—defy description. Read full book review >