Search Results: "Todd Wilkinson"


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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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GROUNDED by Sheena Wilkinson
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A talented writer and a fantastic story. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Declan Kelly returns in this sequel to the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Taking Flight (2014). Read full book review >

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RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though derivative, this new dystopian novel ultimately engages with its blurring of lines between medieval castles and sci-fi technology. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Selected as an Offering to the king, one teenage girl discovers the truth behind her country's revered leader and attempts to expose him in this nail-biting dystopian adventure. Read full book review >

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DEFINITELY COOL by Brenda Wilkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Nevertheless, Roxanne's honesty and zeal, the affectionate bumbling of her longtime friend Rolland, and a liberal dose of contemporary slang make for an easy, timely slide through the first days of junior high. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Roxanne's exhilaration as she faces seventh grade is tempered only by her penchant for worry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2002

"Worthy of comparison to Roger Cohen's Hearts Grown Brutal (1998), Eric Carlson's I Remember Julia (1998), and other fine studies of savage wars in little-known places."
A young human-rights worker explicates a half-century's violence and terror in a small Central American nation. Read full book review >

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MR. APOLOGY by Alec Wilkinson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 23, 2003

"A deft and memorable collection with both focus and elbow room from a class act in the world of magazine journalism."
Twenty-one stylish, purposeful, wide-ranging, and carefully wrought essays, most previously published in the New Yorker. 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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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 >

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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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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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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 >