Search Results: "Wesley McNair"


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THE WORDS I CHOSE by Wesley McNair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"Sensibly wrought, without lyrical affectation."
A New England poet and teacher affectingly recalls finding his voice amid a rural New Hampshire childhood deeply scarred by divorce and discipline. Read full book review >

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YOU KILLED WESLEY PAYNE by Sean Beaudoin
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"That said, this dark, cynical romp is full of clever references and red herrings, which will delight the adult noir fan and pique the curiosities of the observant outcast teen who's looking for a way to infiltrate the in-crowd. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Tough, suit-sporting, no-nonsense high-school sleuth Dalton Rev stalks the killer who masterminded the murder of popular in-guy Wesley Payne. Read full book review >

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John Wesley and Universalism by James A. Ellison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"A deep meditation on Wesley's accomplishments likely to inspire lively debate within the Methodist tradition."
A groundbreaking new study of John Wesley's theology. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF JOHN WESLEY by Roy Hattersley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2003

"Conveys the facts, but little else."
From British politician/author Hattersley (Buster's Diaries, 2000, etc.): a biography of Methodism's founder regrettably lacking in the "enthusiasm" that made his evangelical sect the most dynamic faith in 18th-century England. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

"Smart, if perhaps a touch thick around the middle, as befits the onset of middle age."
The 34th annual gathering of the small-press tribes, as broad-ranging as ever. Read full book review >

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LAND O'GOSHEN by Charles McNair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"An ingenuous blend of Huckleberry Finn and 1984 that entertains but rarely convinces."
A young orphan battles the forces of the ruling Christian right wing in this slightly futuristic, often clumsy Southern fantasy by first-time novelist McNair. Read full book review >

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MISFORTUNE by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2005

"Blend Tristram Shandy with, say, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and you have something of the spirit of this spirited tale: a most promising debut."
I'm a boy, but my mother won't admit it: an entertaining yet philosophically inclined stroll along some decidedly little-visited lanes and mews in Georgian England. Read full book review >

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HAPHAZARD HOUSE by Mary Wesley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 30, 1993

"Haunting—in several senses. (Fiction. 12+)"
Past and future tangle in a mare's-nest around a modern British family in this wry, complex ghost story from Wesley, a well-known author of adult books (A Dubious Legacy, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE SPACE RAIDERS FROM SPACE! by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"If readers wanted to describe this book in Internet terms, they would be emoticons: wide-eyed surprise, tears at a few late revelations and many smiley faces at the end. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Jonah Hillcrest is not exactly a Marty Stu. Read full book review >

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CHARLES JESSOLD, CONSIDERED AS A MURDERER by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Stace's versatility makes this one just about irresistible."
Nabokovian cunning distinguishes this energetic third novel from the British-born author of well-received historical fiction (by George, 2007, etc.), who leads another artistic life as popular singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE HERE by Wesley Gibson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2004

"The limp-wrist aesthetic lingers, even as Gibson skillfully turns thoughtful, serious, and clever."
Bright young writer moves from Southern Baptist Virginia to the impious Big City and lands lodgings with roommates, in this latest gay-coming-of-age picaresque. Read full book review >

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SHELTER by Wesley Gibson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Often depressing when it means to amuse; still, a brave and intriguing debut."
A coy first novel featuring a blue-collar Virginia family whose house is slowly sinking—along with their collective outlook on life. Read full book review >