Search Results: "Wes M. Eades"


BOOK REVIEW

WHIRLWIND by Milton P. Horne
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Frank, engaging discussion of the book of Job's poetic and theological complexities."
A fresh commentary about Job, one of the most puzzling books of the Old Testament. Read full book review >

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Parchment by Wes Davies
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Despite some pacing issues, a promising start to a new series."
Three young siblings find themselves transported back in time to the 1453 fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in the first entry in Davies' YA saga. Read full book review >

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BREAK by Wes Grant
Released: Feb. 19, 2011

"Great potential for a comic-book rendering but still commendable in its novel form and certain to appease superhero buffs."
A young man uses his newfound ability to readily access his adrenaline to stop injustice and protect the innocent in Jersey City, in this first of a proposed series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Of interest to the legions of Carolina fans, but others should wait until the season starts to get their basketball fix."
Former Tar Heel basketball player chronicles his senior season. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2010

"A testament to the importance of youth mentoring; includes an afterword by Tavis Smiley and a guide to more than 200 youth-service groups nationwide."
A story about two young African-American men who share the same name and grew up on the same inner-city streets, but wound up in vastly different places. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Nourishing fare for Matt Christopher graduates. (Sports fiction. 10-12)"
A boy takes first steps on the road to physical and emotional recovery from a bout with polio, thanks to help from a solid new friend and a baseball hero. Read full book review >

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VAPORS by Wes DeMott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 1999

"DeMott (Walking K, not reviewed) has little to offer thriller aficionados other than implausible characters, clumsy dialogue, unlikely plot twists, and violence, violence, violence. (First printing of 40,000; $200,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
It's about corruption in high places, it's about the FBI, it's about undying love, but most of all it's about people shooting other people. Read full book review >

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THE ARIADNE OBJECTIVE by Wes Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"An exciting, earnestly narrated World War II story."
Davis (editor: An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, 2010) tells the story of the Cretan soldiers who struck a blow to German morale during World War II. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP by Al Yankovic
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"In children's books, as in satire, less is more—here's hoping Weird Al's next effort is both tighter and funnier. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A disappointing exploration of career options from an entertainer who should know better. Read full book review >

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CARRY MY BONES by J. Wes Yoder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2006

"Framed around the Auburn-Alabama football season, the novel possesses a Faulknerian thrust, yet feels emotionally listless and lyrically deflated."
A mismatched trio of male friends take off on the lam in Yoder's quietly moving first novel, set in rural Alabama. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING WES MOORE by Wes Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Though awkward, this adaptation still makes for a hopeful and inspiring story. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This story, an adaptation for young people of the adult memoir The Other Wes Moore (2008), explores the lives of two young African-American men who share the same name and grew up impoverished on the same inner-city streets but wound up taking completely different paths. Read full book review >