Search Results: "Wayne Pharr"


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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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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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CALLED AGAIN by Jennifer Pharr Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2013

"A serviceably written yet inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment."
A celebrated long-distance hiker's account of how she captured the Appalachian Trail speed-hiking record. Read full book review >

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ALI AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE by Wayne Grover
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"The author's attempts as a cultural tour guide are admirable, but the story works best as a far-flung adventure. (Fiction. 11+)"
An American who has lived in Saudi Arabia combines fact and fiction to honor the ancient art of falconry. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Despite the author's many careful firsthand observations, which intrigue, answer questions, and raise new areas for investigation, this volume is of limited use.(Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
paper 1-55209-334-4 A flawed collection of full-color photographs and half-page descriptions of 26 animals, plants, and phenomena associated with the arctic region. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Impressively captures stark, stunning history in the making."
An eyewitness record of the early brave incursions into the entrenched white racism in the Deep South. Read full book review >

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TAX COLLECTORS...AND OTHER SINNERS by Wayne Vinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2011

"Vinson's book is a thoughtful, innovative page-turner featuring a villain who makes taxmen look like angels."
Vinson's first novel centers on a serial killer targeting Internal Revenue Service officers in early 1970s Ohio. Read full book review >

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MOIRA ORFEI IN AIGUES-MORTES by Wayne Koestenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Koestenbaum may be reaching to combine the mad genius of Pale Fire with the florid outlaw sexuality of Jean Genet, but his narrator has neither the wit of the former nor the nuance of the latter."
From poet and cultural critic Koestenbaum (The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, 1993, etc.), a first novel made up of the lunatic rantings of ailing concert pianist Theo Mangrove. Read full book review >

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THE PAST LEADS A LIFE OF ITS OWN by Wayne Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Mixing pain and uplift, Fields's plain-spoken moral messages seem appropriate to the time and place and sneak handily past the barriers of contemporary cynicism."
Fields (What the River Knows, 1990) now turns to fiction to write about the vanishing world of rural Middle America in a correspondingly old-fashioned way: In these linked stories, manhood has nothing to do with sexuality, everything to do with facing up to work, responsibility, and death. Read full book review >