Search Results: "Wayne Avrashow"


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"An entertaining, spot-on portrait of politics at its corrupt, dysfunctional, inspiring best."
In this hilarious, politically savvy potboiler, an aging rock star stages his biggest gig yet—a high-profile election campaign. 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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DRAGON by Wayne Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

Once again, a creature hatches, seeks its mother among unlike animals, and eventually finds her. 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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PRISONERS by Wayne Karlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A demanding, forbiddingly dense, often beautiful vision takes shape here, with pictures only half-glimpsed as the pages go by."
Like earlier fiction from this ex-Marine and helicopter gunner (Us, 1993, etc.), a complex tale based heavily on Vietnam memories seen through a glass darkly, or pieced together like fragments of bone. 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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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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THE HUNTED by Wayne Barcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"The plot creaks, the characters have no more depth than license plates and every cliché of the cop-versus-serial-killer genre is brazenly flourished. But the warp speed of Barcomb's storytelling will keep you turning pages long after you've sworn to give up."
Two decades after seeing her father kill her mother, a girl incongruously nicknamed Lucky carries a burden that blossoms into multiple murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"For the manager, a handy tool, as well as a tale of financial daring exciting enough to interest a general readership. (BookAnnouncements' Business Author of the Year; Do-It-Yourself Book Festival Book of the Year in 2004)"
Silicon Valley player McVicker had an idea so brilliant—selling medical equipment via the Internet—that he cashed out $100,000 in personal pension funds at 40 cents on the dollar to get fast money to keep it going. Read full book review >