Search Results: "Wendie Old"


BOOK REVIEW

TO FLY by Wendie Old
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

Old (Wright Brothers: Inventors of the Airplane, 2000) aims for a (somewhat) younger audience with this fresh account of the brothers' early years and their methodical quest. Read full book review >

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THE GROUNDHOG DAY BOOK OF FACTS AND FUN by Wendie Old
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"A final page of riddles will leave readers grinning. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Peppered with quirky little boxed riddles ("What is a groundhog's favorite book? Read full book review >

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OLD BUDDY OLD PAL by Michael Laser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"Burt's characterization of his own, eventual marriage——No more loneliness, but no more thrills——nicely captures the companionship readers will find with this debut novel."
A quietly diverting chronicle of friendship taxed to its limits, narrated by the duller friend. Read full book review >

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OLD SCORES by Will Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"The latest of Thomas' Victorian gems (Hell Bay, 2016, etc.) is a shocker, cleverly weaving historical tidbits about Japan into Barker's slowly revealed past."
A 19th-century case of murder casts a detective as both hunter and hunted. Read full book review >

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OLD AGE by Michael Kinsley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 26, 2016

"An uneven but ultimately satisfying examination of the importance of 'long years of good health, not long years simply breathing in and out.'"
A short book about aging and baby boomers that mixes memoir and self-help. Read full book review >

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OLD MEN by Paul T. Bryant
Released: July 21, 2009

"Crisp, quietly learned storytelling offers subtle insights into the experience of aging."
An eclectic collection of short fiction and poetry explores the challenges faced by men as they age. Read full book review >

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OLD SCHOOL by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2003

"An odd pastiche that never coheres: storywriter and editor Wolff (Best New American Voices 2000, etc.) offers some nice vignettes that add up to considerably less than the sum of their parts."
A witty but ultimately rather pointless debut novel about life at a New England boarding school. Read full book review >

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OLD FLAMES by John Lawton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Lawton's brooding, sophisticated prose effectively captures a troubled era. Peopled by flawed adults struggling to know and act on the truth in a time of moral turmoil, Old Flames is unforgettable."
A Cold War thriller that bids fair to catapult its author (Black Out, 1995) into le Carré/Furst territory. Read full book review >

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OLD PIG by Margaret Wild
by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ron Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"If death's sting is muted, the ache is real, deepened by Old Pig's life, clearly well lived, attentive, loving. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Old Pig and Granddaughter have lived together for a long time, but comes the day when Old Pig senses she will soon die. Read full book review >

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OLD ENEMIES by Janet LaPierre
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A good plot is almost buried under domestic trivia, wolf lore, Katy's social life, and other ramblings—but is partly salvaged by an interesting rural setting, some oddball characters, and a breezy narrative style."
Teacher Meg Halloran (Grandmother's House, 1991, etc.) is indulging 14-year-old daughter Katy's passion for wolves with a trip to a Washington State preserve, to be followed by a visit to Meg's longtime friend in northern California—Lauren Macrae. Read full book review >

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OLD SCORES by Aaron Elkins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1993

"An unpretentious, conversational style, convincing plot, laid- back hero, easy-to-take art-history, and a loving evocation of Paris—in a fresh, funny, thoroughly entertaining story."
A perceptive look at the world of museums, dealers, and collectors through the somewhat innocent eyes of Chris Norgren, curator of Renaissance art at the Seattle Art Museum (A Glancing Light, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >