Search Results: "Wesley Stace"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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DARKTOWN STRUTTERS by Wesley Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 1994

"An uneven work that would have been more involving if Brown had stuck closer to Jim's point of view and varied the gibe-and- riposte pattern of his dialogue."
The volatile world of 19th-century minstrel shows and one of its finest dancers, the original Jim Crow, are explored by Brown in his second novel (after Tragic Magic, 1978). Read full book review >

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Sangre de Cristo: The Blood of Christ by Wesley Redfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2015

"Will leave readers eagerly anticipating a sequel and wondering about the fates of its characters."
Redfield's debut work of historical fiction is a compelling journey into New Mexico's early history. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT FEAST by Lynley Stace
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2013

"Beautiful, haunting and completely original, Roya's tale is a 12-course meal of intelligent storytelling. (activities, reading notes) (iPad storybook app. 9-16)"
An intricate, sophisticated and dreamy story of a teen's hunger for not only food, but the world she's built in her imagination. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY JOHNNY by Cheryl Minnema
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Children less patient (or good-natured) than Johnny aren't likely to take a cue from his example, but the episode certainly opens the way to further discussion and socialization. (Ojibwe glossary) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Family and community values underpin this tale of a young Ojibwe child forced to wait while local elders get first crack at a communal feast. Read full book review >

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EXPATRIATES by James Wesley, Rawles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Rawles' fourth in a series of contemporaneous novels about 'the coming collapse' may leave some less than eager to read Book 5."
As a global economic meltdown called the Crunch spreads, a new Islamic Indonesian superpower is taking over neighboring nations in Southeast Asia. Without American military protection, Australia is in big trouble. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL RIDING by Valerie Wilson Wesley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 200

"Despite the syrupy distraction of superlover Basil, an unromantic look at kids caught in snares set by smarmy adults."
New Jersey runaways eager for action often wind up in glitzy, tawdry Atlantic City, and frequently, if they're sassy-looking but naive, in gangster Delmundo Real's hotel suite, where they disappear into the boudoir with older men with jaded tastes, particularly for violent sex. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A clearly written prescription to help Americans alleviate their nation's malaise."
A retired four-star U.S. Army general and former Supreme Allied Commander Europe offers a manifesto for how his beloved nation can remain a world superpower without necessarily invading other nations. Read full book review >