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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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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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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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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THE FEROS by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Ultimately forgettable. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The lukewarm sequel to the tepid supervillain series opener The Vindico (2012) underwhelms. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS VS. DRONES by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Neither the premise nor some decently limned dragons give wings to this pedestrian clunker. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Magic and technology square off as fire-breathing dragons on a parallel Earth face extinction from heavily armed military drones designed on this one. Read full book review >

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BY GEORGE by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"An unconvincing mishmash."
In this second novel about different generations of British entertainers, family secrets loom large, as they did in Stace's debut Misfortune (2005); Stace is the pseudonym of singer/songwriter John Wesley Harding. Read full book review >

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AN IMAGINATIVE EXPERIENCE by Mary Wesley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Afloat on the cresting awfulness (and pathos) of human muddles, love—as Wesley finds it—is all the more luminous."
A love story that's simply, grandly, satisfying. Read full book review >

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A DUBIOUS LEGACY by Mary Wesley
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"For Wesley fans: another bright and biting novel."
The English author of A Sensible Life (1990) and other witty, elegant novels continues her cheerful splaying out of human rottenness, eruptions of goodness, and general asininity—all with a faint brushing of enchantment. Read full book review >

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PART OF THE FURNITURE by Mary Wesley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"An elegant, satisfying entertainment."
A tart and persuasive portrait of an uncertain young woman's discovery of her heart's true needs. Read full book review >

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THE VINDICO by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2012

"For real super-villain fun, skip this and go back to Catherine Jinks' Evil Genius (2007) and sequels. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Four teens and one preteen of disparate backgrounds find themselves forcibly recruited into a league of super-villains in this pallid series opener. Read full book review >

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SPEAKING TERMS by Mary Wesley
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Readers will turn away long before the end, which is confusing and wholly without dramatic import. (Fiction. 12+)"
From acclaimed novelist Mary Wesley (Haphazard House, 1993) comes this smug, obnoxious YA novel set in the contemporary English countryside. Read full book review >