Search Results: "Wayne S. Vucinich"


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MEMOIRS OF MY CHILDHOOD IN YUGOSLAVIA by Wayne S. Vucinich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2007

"A heartfelt recollection constructed on a solid foundation of facts, though the absence of a through line will disappoint general readers."
A Stanford historian's posthumous memoir recalls his childhood among the peasant communities of his ancestral home in Borah, Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The capable black-and-white illustrations range from realistic renderings of plants and animals to atmospheric scenes of exploration. (further reading, index) (Nonfiction 8-12)"
A selection of brief outdoor adventures in an appealing nature title. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Perfect for readers who grew up before the dawn of the Internet era."
An instructive guide for LinkedIn novices. 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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Pacelle is an activist and an optimist who believes that change will come and that, as with every great cause, 'it begins with each one of us.'"
In this debut memoir, Pacelle describes the activities of the Humane Society of the United States, under his direction, and presents the compelling case that by challenging cruelty to animals we are defending our own humanity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Makes pure hockey of a much-manipulated moment. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An exciting replay of the American hockey team's defeat of the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics from Daily News sportswriter Coffey, who provides generous background on both teams. 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 >