Search Results: "Tim Wilkinson"


BOOK REVIEW

DETECTIVE STORY by Imre Kertész
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Perhaps Kertész's other works justify the Nobel. Not this one: Orwell, Koestler, Solzhenitsyn and many others did it better."
It's literally a "detective's story" that unfolds in this grim novella, published in 1977 and previously untranslated, from the Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian author. Read full book review >

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CAPTIVITY by György Spiró
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A winning and thoughtful entertainment, somewhere between Lives of the Caesars and The Tin Drum."
Brilliant, picaresque novel of Jewish life in the first century, a bestseller and prizewinner in Spiró's native Hungary. Read full book review >

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DOSSIER K by Imre Kertész
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"The author's novels may provide a better introduction to his work, but this memoir will help to further illuminate them."
Kertész, the first Hungarian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, interrogates himself in a provocative memoir that will deepen the understanding of those already familiar with his novels. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2007

"Ultimately doesn't deliver the substance its subject deserves."
A breezy investigation of the Roman Catholic Church's approach to demonic possession. Read full book review >

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LAST STAND by Todd Wilkinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"A well-wrought portrait of a visionary side of Ted Turner that may be unfamiliar to many readers."
Journalist Wilkinson (Science Under Siege: The Politicians' War on Nature and Truth, 1998) explores the back story of Ted Turner's evolution from media mogul and devotee of Ayn Rand to the most successful and influential green capitalist in the world. Read full book review >

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PINK by Lili Wilkinson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Readers will enjoy the ride. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Frustrated at being penned in by her counterculture parents, 17-year-old Ava shifts away from her unconventional school and a longstanding relationship with her beautiful but sometimes chilly girlfriend in this funny and poignant Australian import. Read full book review >

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GARDEN OF THE PURPLE DRAGON by Carole Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"A map's magical appearance at the end leads in to volume three (already out in Australia), and at least one more chance for the author to make good on the opener's promise. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In this glacially paced sequel to Dragon Keeper (2005), Ping fusses, fumes, frets and eventually proves herself worthy of caring for the newly hatched dragon she's been given. Read full book review >

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A VIOLENT ACT by Alec Wilkinson
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 1993

"Wilkinson's deceptively simple account of it is uncommonly thought-provoking and, using not one wasted word, exemplifies the writer's art."
Superb chronicle of a homicidal madman who terrorized a small midwestern town. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2002

"Wilkinson learned well from his mentor and brings that emotive, sympathetic bearing, beautiful and melancholy, with great immediacy to this homage."
A lovely tribute to novelist and New Yorker editor William Maxwell (1908-2000), who was for many years a mentor to Wilkinson (A Violent Act, 1993, etc.), as well as a neighbor, a father figure, and a friend. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Consequently, he circles around and then disappointingly evades the critical question: If ethnic separatism threatens America, whose separatism is it anyway, and what do we do about it?"
A contradictory book of social and legal commentary that attempts to embrace so-called New America's increasingly multiracial character and deal with the author's lingering doubts about Americans' real capacity to live with our ethnic differences. Read full book review >

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THE RIVERKEEPER by Alec Wilkinson
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 1991

"Overall, skillfully wrought, evocative insights into little- known arenas of American life."
In three portraits, two reprinted from The New Yorker, Wilkinson (Big Sugar, 1989; Moonshine, 1985, etc.) examines the lives of people who earn their living on the water. ``The Blessing of the Fleet'' finds Wilkinson traveling to Provincetown, where for generations Portuguese-Americans have fished the waters off Cape Cod. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2007

"A disarmingly earnest portrait of an enigmatic figure."
The life and times of itinerant wanderer and vagabond extraordinaire David Pearlman, better known in some circles as Poppa Neutrino. Read full book review >