Search Results: "Wayne Lanter"


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IF THE SUN SHOULD ASK by Wayne  Lanter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"A creatively rendered, memorable memoir."
Award-winning poet and writer Lanter (The Final Days, 2013, etc.) remembers growing up in rural Illinois during the middle of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 9, 2012

"An opinionated, perceptive insider's take on an unsung but vital part of America's education system."
Community college teachers fight for their rights—and the soul of higher education—in Lanter's feisty memoir. Read full book review >

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WHY THE WEST WAS WILD by Wayne Swanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Readers after a truer picture would do better to decline his invitation in favor of studies closer to primary sources, such as Michael V. Uschan's Westward Expansion (2001) or Russell Freedman's Cowboys of the Wild West (1985). (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Swanson invites readers to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear when "pioneers" hot for gold or land invaded the "untamed lands in the West," drove fierce, faceless "Natives" into submission, transformed into cowboys or badmen (or both), and proceeded to either drink and gamble their meager wages away in saloons frequented by "hurdy-girls," or to be strung up by vigilantes. Read full book review >

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SINGAPORE TRANSFER by Wayne Warga
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

"Lightweight stuff, but without the light touch of two previous Dean adventures, Hardcover and Fatal Impressions."
A loony, far-fetched caper in which journalist/consultant Jeffrey Dean is approached by an emissary of Singapore's prime minister, who'd like him to ghost the PM's book on economics. Read full book review >

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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE INVISIBLE by Wayne Biddle
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Biddle's book adds up to little more than an assemblage of scientific and cultural factoids and gross-out trivia—which makes it just right for bright teenagers of an inquiring bent, and for collectors of useless information everywhere. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A resoundingly fun if sometimes unappetizing inquiry into the world of microbes, germs, and other invisible but influential phenomena. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LOVE OF IT by Wayne Booth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"An inspiring exhortation to those who have yet to find passion in pastime. (7 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Veteran literary critic Booth (Univ. of Chicago; The Company We Keep: An Ethics of Fiction, 1988) offers a heartfelt, though somewhat scattered, assertion of the value of avocation. Read full book review >

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A KILLING WINTER by Wayne Arthurson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"The further adventures of an unabashed antihero (Fall from Grace, 2011, etc.). Not a safe bet for the general reader, but readers drawn to Patricia Highsmith's famously amoral Ripley should certainly roll the dice."
A Canadian journalist with gambling issues risks his life to solve the murder of a friend. Read full book review >

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THAT WOMAN by Wayne Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Well-stocked with vibrant details about the merchant trade, this engaging Colonial tale delivers likable heroes, despicable villains, and a strong female protagonist."
A historical novel follows two indentured servants in 18th-century New York. Read full book review >