Search Results: "Wayne Arthurson"


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FALL FROM GRACE by Wayne Arthurson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"A promising protagonist is marred by tepid sleuthing and an ending that leaves a bad taste in the mouth."
Newspaper gumshoe yarn from the author of Final Season (2002). 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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ARCTIC A TO Z by Wayne Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

This entry in a limited series that offers surveys of various topics in abecedarian form focuses on the adaptations that allow the people, animals and plants that make their home in the Arctic to survive, as well as on the natural phenomena that make this such a special place, from the Aurora Borealis to zooplankton. Read full book review >

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RUMORS AND STONES by Wayne Karlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A deft melding of disparate narratives, forming a unique and valuable addition to the literature of the Holocaust."
A deeply emotional, intellectual, and literary examination of the Holocaust, framed through one man's journey to a small Polish town in which 2,000 Jews were executed by the Germans in 1941. Read full book review >

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US by Wayne Karlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 1993

"Karlin layers the novel with mythological Vietnamese riffs, but most readers will be too weary—after battling superficial characterizations and one plot contrivance after another—to care much one way or the other."
Karlin's fourth novel (The Extras; Lost Armies, etc.), set in Thailand and Burma, is part MIA adventure, part opium-lord showdown. Read full book review >

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UNION OF WORDS by Wayne Fields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 1996

"Excellent political, social, and intellectual history—and eloquently presented, as befits its subject."
An engrossing history of the American presidency and its practitioners, from Washington to Clinton, as told in their own words. Read full book review >

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CATALOOCHEE by Wayne Caldwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2007

"A wonderful novel, and a first-rate debut."
One hundred years in Appalachia are detailed in a lovely and gently captivating first novel from North Carolina native Caldwell. Read full book review >

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THE LONE WOLF MURDERS by Wayne Littrell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2013

"This thriller's full-throttle pace leaves minor plot points and characters in the dust, but most readers will enjoy the ride nonetheless."
In Littrell's debut thriller, a biker witnesses a murder and flees, but he must contend with two killers who leave more bodies in their wakes as they search for him. Read full book review >

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NINE LIVES OF A BLACK PANTHER by Wayne Pharr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A life and movement that deserve to be chronicled, but the book would have been improved by more judicious editing."
A story from inside the Black Panther party and its fight for black equality in the civil rights era. Read full book review >

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A Run of Luck by Wayne Overson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"A sometimes-digressive law-and-order story with important messages regarding the American criminal justice system."
A deputy sheriff is hailed as a hero after capturing two apparent murderers, but he comes to suspect that he may not have nabbed the right men in this police procedural. Read full book review >