Search Results: "West"


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PIVOT POINT by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"West's debut showcases riveting storytelling. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Clairvoyant Addison Coleman must choose between two futures and two love interests. Read full book review >

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THE UNITED STATES OF SOCCER by Phil West
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Fans of MLS will appreciate West's perspective, and those who are not yet fans may be convinced by this brief, worthwhile history."
A perfectly fine book about an adequate soccer league. Read full book review >

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THE TENT OF ORANGE MIST by Paul West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A terrible tale, vividly told, marred only by West's intrusive intellectual riffs and asides that have the effect of trivializing the unadorned truth."
Veteran writer West (Tenement of Clay, 1992; A Stroke of Genius, 1995; etc.) returns, this time focusing on the knife-edge relationship of a Chinese daughter and her father with a Japanese whoremaster. Read full book review >

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CUBAN BLUFF by Nigel West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"The journalistic style fails to capture the tension of the era, but the spywork fascinates."
West, a historian and Member of Parliament, tells the story of the Cuban missile crisis from the bottom up so that spies rather than Kennedys have the starring roles. Read full book review >

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TITO by Richard West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"Unsuccessful, both as original biography and as commentary on current events. (8 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An unfocused attempt to combine a biography of Tito, an account of Yugoslavia's rise and demise, and a weak argument about the centrality of religion to the region's conflict. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 1997

"A mixed bag, best for West's typically salty and precise comments throughout. (Author tour)"
West was justly praised for his provocative study Race Matters (1993), an exploration of the nature of racial discourse in contemporary America. Read full book review >

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VANISHING POINT by Morris West
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Amazing cultural grasp from a writer who seems to have been born knowing everything. (International author tour)"
Octogenarian West (The Lovers, 1993, etc.) shows that his veins still run with fictive silver as he returns to the problems of manic-depression he limned in his 1983 novel about Jung, The World is Made of Glass. Read full book review >

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SPLIT SECOND by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A fast, smart thriller populated by lively characters. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Best friends Addie and Laila uncover secrets about their community and the development of supernatural abilities. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 2, 2013

"An antidote to dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction, this Cinderella story is sweet and hopeful. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Caymen is 17 and on the cusp of college when she meets Xander and discovers there's more to a guy than his bank-account balance. Read full book review >

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FOUR DAYS TO VERACRUZ by Owen West
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"West remains a potent thriller writer. Marines, suit up!"
Second military thriller by West (Sharkman Six, 2001). Read full book review >

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OK by Paul West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"West's enduring curiosity, energy, and 'chutzpah' make him one of the most consistently interesting novelists at work today—and OK is one of his most interesting books."
The mythology of the American West has once again begun to take hold of some of our best writers' imaginations—notably so in this sharply imagined 18th novel by the versatile stylist whose widely ranging fiction includes, most recently, Life With Swan (1999). Read full book review >