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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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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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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SOPHIE'S TERRIBLE TWOS by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A worthy topic and a capable concept that barely miss the mark. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Sophie's birthday, but nothing seems right to this headstrong 2-year-old until Granny saves the day in this rote offering from Wells. Read full book review >

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MAX AND RUBY'S TREASURE HUNT by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Perfect for one-to-one sharing or small group participation; one reading will not be enough. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wells cultivates her taproot into the minds and actions of young kids for an exuberant return adventure for Max and Ruby. Read full book review >

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LOVE WAVES by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nearly too sweet, but reassuring and affecting nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-6)"
How does love keep us connected? Read full book review >

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OTTO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Place this timely outing next to Mark Teague's LaRue For Mayor (2008) and Doreen Cronin's arch Duck For President (2004), illustrated by Betsy Lewin. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A dark-horse candidate faces two big political machines in this election campaign at the all-canine Barkadelphia School. Read full book review >