Search Results: "W.D. Valgardson"


BOOK REVIEW

WINTER RESCUE by W.D. Valgardson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Newcomer Zhang's pencil illustrationscolorful, but brittlesuit the book exactly. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Thor's grandfather takes him ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg. Read full book review >

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GARBAGE CREEK by W.D. Valgardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Ultimately, it's the author's recognition of how children and teenagers adapt to new situations and how they grapple with moral issues that make these tales ring true. (Short stories. 8-12)"
Contemporary children struggle with ethical dilemmas in these sensitive and involving short stories, with black-and-white chapter illustrations to draw readers in. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"A pleasure for men entering autumn, and for anyone who knows how to flick a line."
Meditations on the art of angling, mortality and more in one of those charged places where meditations come easily—Yellowstone National Park. Read full book review >

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THE WISEST MAN IN AMERICA by W.D. Wetherell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 1995

"Potent commentary, as two classically American men struggle to keep their sense of alienation from their country at bay."
After a couple of works with mixed results (Chekhov's Sister, 1990, etc.), Wetherell hits his stride as he comes home to his native New Hampshire to investigate elusive truth and wisdom. Read full book review >

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BUSTED by W.D. Ehrhart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"This has its illuminating moments, but for those familiar with Vietnam literature, there's not much new or arresting."
The accessible, sometimes resonant final chapter in a postwar trilogy of memoirs. Read full book review >

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Released: April 14, 1999

"Eloquent autobiography, and for those interested in the inner life of modern American poetry or creativity, essential reading."
paper 1-880238-76-4 Enjoyable and important reading on the life of the Pulitzer-winning poet (for Heart's Needle) who made autobiography an art form by founding the "confessional" school. Read full book review >

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ONE RIVER MORE by W.D. Wetherell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"It is a humility that becomes him."
These pieces glow like a well-tended smudge fire, fending off the banality of what has come to pass as fishing stories—the pompous pretensions of the competitive jet-set angler—from Wetherell (North of Now, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHEREVER THAT GREAT HEART MAY BE by W.D. Wetherell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"A strong collection from one of the most ambitious and inventive writers working in the form."
Nine idiosyncratic, moving stories from the author of, most recently, The Wisest Man in America (1995). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"A pleasing declaration in favor of the country life."
A back-to-the-land and back-to-the-old-ways collection of often charming autobiographical essays. Read full book review >

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HYANNIS BOAT by W.D. Wetherell
Released: May 4, 1989

Drue Heinz winner Wetherell (The Man who Loved Levittown, 1985) has a flair for elegant, surreal parables, and many of these nine stories work as highly polished fables—though the rest, gimmicky or too contrived, lack any real resonance. Read full book review >