Search Results: "Wendy Lawless"


BOOK REVIEW

WENDY by Karen Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This tale's not stellar as a stand-alone, but deftly exposes the incestuous darkness that underlies Barrie's original. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What was Wendy Darling's life like before the coming of Peter Pan? Read full book review >

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HEART OF GLASS by Wendy Lawless
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016

"Harmless and heartfelt but inconsequential. It's no Candide, no Candy, and certainly no Bonfire of the Vanities."
Lawless continues the saga begun in Chanel Bonfire (2013), chronicling a lean young adulthood in the New York of the 1980s. Read full book review >

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CHANEL BONFIRE by Wendy Lawless
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Frequently entertaining chronicle of a daughter's sad, detached upbringing—but this story's all about the mother."
The eldest daughter of a disturbed socialite details a 1970s childhood in the shadow of excess and mental illness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Solid work. Those worried that the U.S. has become a rogue nation won't sleep any easier after reading this book."
Where were you when Pinochet was arrested and charged with genocide? Read full book review >

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TOMORROW WENDY by Shelley Stoehr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Though the cast's adults are negligent or completely clueless, Stoehr gives her young narrator a saving sense of irony, and displays a keen appreciation for love's ambiguities and complexities. (Fiction. 14+)"
A Long Island teenager develops a crush on her boyfriend's twin sister in this steamy tale of emergent sexuality from the author of Wannabe (1997). Read full book review >

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THE LAWLESS FRONTIER by Randy Denmon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A straight-shooting, old-fashioned horse opera."
A hard-bitten tale of sacrifice in the Wild West. Read full book review >

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THE WENDY PROJECT by Melissa Jane Osborne
Released: July 18, 2017

"An ethereal and haunting exploration of grief and death. (Graphic fiction. 12-adult)"
In this heart-wrenching graphic novel, a teen girl responsible for her younger brother's death must decide to accept the harsh reality or lose herself in escapist denial. Read full book review >

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'L' IS FOR LAWLESS by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 4, 1995

"Minor work for Kinsey ('K'' is for Killer, 1994, etc.), who appears in just about every role imaginablecheerleader, traffic cop, accessory after the fact to the felonious hunters of Johnny Lee's treasure. She's everything, in fact, except a detective."
Just a few days before she's to be a bridesmaid at her ancient landlord Henry Pitts's Thanksgiving wedding, Kinsey Millhone agrees to help her late neighbor John Lee's family recover enough money from the Veteran's Administration to pay for his burial, and it's all downhill from there for Kinsey's bridesmaid's plans. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"Perceptive and empathetic, but also gently unsparing—a superbly nuanced portrait."
From veteran nonfiction author Salamon (Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids, 2008, etc.), the authorized biography of the playwright who brought the dreams and disappointments of her generation of women to the American stage. Read full book review >

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WINDY WENDY AND THE SNORING ZZZzzz by Francis Pena
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"Two intriguing stories that make sense individually but don't quite work when combined into one book."
Peña and Peña, in their debut, introduce readers to Windy Wendy in two children's stories—one a creation myth of the alphabet, the other a suspense tale. Read full book review >

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Chasing Squirrels in Retrospect by Stephanie Lawless
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2014

"An amusing offering, full of memorable characters."
Lawless delivers a debut novel about a 20-something fundraising professional dealing with upheavals in her personal life. Read full book review >

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MASQUE by Matthew J. Costello
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 30, 1998

"Impressive visual effects, B-movie plot, and villains that stay mostly off-stage: an unconvincing yarn, with its glowing, vacuous gaze fixed on Hollywood. (Movie rights to Polygram Pictures)"
Near-future science fiction thriller from the authors of Mirage (1996). Read full book review >