Search Results: "Wells Tower"


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EVERYTHING RAVAGED, EVERYTHING BURNED by Wells Tower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"The title barely hints at the scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners power of the stories."
A debut story collection from Pushcart Prize winner Tower. Read full book review >

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"This vibrant first installment of a detective series should leave readers looking forward to more adventures with the engaging heroine."
Two murders fester under the blazing heat of a Southern sun, a testament that keeping secrets can be deadly in this historical mystery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"The pervasive brashness and the ain't-I-difficult image-mongering can grate, but when Tower writes of his inspirations and the extraordinary foods and people he worked with, he is unfailingly intriguing and righteously grounded."
The former restaurateur, cookbook author, and PBS host tells his life story, explaining what drove him to achieve what he demurely calls his "national fame as a chef." Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 27, 1990

The score-settling memoir of a conservative who, in March 1989, became the first cabinet nominee of a new President ever to be refused confirmation by the Senate—an ignominy doubled because the defeat came at the hands of Tower's former colleagues. Read full book review >

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THE ASSASSINS OF TAMURIN by S.D. Tower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2003

"Glum, predictable, and ordinary."
Debut fantasy from a pseudonymous Canadian husband (writer) and wife (artist) team. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"One senses from the volume that Tower shares Taylor's esteem for Lee, and it proves that indeed one can be a hero to one's valet after all."
An interesting collection of letters by a personal confidant of Robert E. Lee's that will appeal principally to Civil War buffs. Read full book review >

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STELLA'S STARLINER by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Fans of Wells' work will likely embrace Stella's story, but some may wish she'd been allowed to confront her problems rather than just running away from them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wells' winsome animal characters are charming, as always, but her latest effort lacks coherence and depth. Read full book review >

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YOKO FINDS HER WAY by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A terrific book to share with children preparing for their first flights as well as Yoko's fans. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Yoko and her kimono-clad mother have an adventure at the airport at the beginning of their trip to Japan. Read full book review >

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HANDS OFF, HARRY! by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"While Wells tidies everything up a bit more neatly than real-life Miss Harmonys are likely to manage, there are some valuable lessons in problem solving and expressing oneself, for both children and educators. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A reptilian kindergartner who can't keep his hands to himself is the focus of this kickoff to a new series from Wells. Read full book review >

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YOKO WRITES HER NAME by Rosemary Wells
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 29, 2008

"As always, believable characters, familiar struggles and warmth fill Wells's work, which teaches a subtle lesson on acceptance and maturity with great clarity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wells's familiar kitten Yoko is in kindergarten, and she's just learned how to write her name in Japanese. Read full book review >

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MAX & RUBY'S BEDTIME BOOK by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Fun as the stories may be, they miss the inspired twists that make Max such an artful dodger. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This short-story collection from the steady hand of Wells displays the mischievous sweetness of the Max and Ruby stories with their candy-heart coloring, but each could have used a few more pages to bring the stories fully around. Read full book review >