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 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 >

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OCDANIEL by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Part coming-of-age, part mystery, and part middle-grade social-problem novel, Daniel's story will resonate with a broad spectrum of readers. (Fiction. 8-13)"
In a departure from his previous book, The Incredible Space Raiders from Space (2015), King offers the story of an "eccentric thirteen-year-old social oddity" who desperately wants to be normal. Read full book review >

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OUT THERE IN THE DARK by Wesley Strick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"Feels almost as hollow as the showbiz world it portrays."
Screenwriter Strick's debut novel gives neo-noir treatment to a tale of corruption and red-baiting in 1940s Hollywood. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A timely, significant book."
Washington Post reporter Lowery chronicles his assignment to Ferguson, Missouri, following the police killing of Michael Brown and how he became the newspaper's go-to journalist covering the use of deadly force against unarmed black men in other cities. Read full book review >

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TIME SIEGE by Wesley Chu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Computer-game style: formulaic but exhilarating."
Second installment of a series (Time Salvager, 2015) in which time travelers salvage what they can from the past to help sustain a solar system ravaged by corporate wars. Read full book review >

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WONDERKID by Wesley Stace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"The novel makes the point that all rock is kid's music ('Aren't we all just big kids?') and makes it again and again."
A whimsical novel of the rock industry that frequently delights with its wry humor and insider's knowledge but ultimately falls short of its promise. 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 >