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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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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THE SECRET LIVES OF WORDS by Paul West
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Word enthusiasts will find trivia and treasure here."
This wonderfully curious and eclectic volume falls somewhere between a quirky dictionary and a romantic sonnet. 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 >

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A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS by Chris West
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Stamp collectors and Anglophile history buffs alike will enjoy this book—and for the reader who's both, it's a sure bet."
A philatelic journey through Old Blighty, suitably geeky at moments, though not without a robust nostalgia for empire and better days. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2004

"West's self-serving account of that affair seems out of place in a polemic on democracy vs. imperialism. But, concrete rather than abstract and full of real emotion ('President Summers had messed with the wrong Negro'), it's the best thing here."
Imperialism bad, democracy good: a lackluster excursion into the realm of the obvious. Read full book review >

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THE CORNEL WEST READER by Cornel West
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Skip the introduction and read the rest."
An invaluable introduction to the writings of one our most prominent—and prolific—public intellectuals. Read full book review >

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SPORTING WITH AMARYLLIS by Paul West
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"To accept the conceits offered in abundance here is to experience a fanciful, probing, indeed mesmerizing story, but any unwillingness to grant the unfettered possibility of magic in the real world would lessen its effect considerably."
Wielding words and high-flown images with his customary aplomb, prize-winning novelist West (The Tent of Orange Mist, 1995, etc.) offers a different take on the notion of creative inspiration, capturing soon-to-be poet John Milton in a heady, developmentally decisive moment. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"A wonderful historical gathering by a writer who's not just part of literary history but still very much alive."
Thirty stories and sketches from one of the Harlem Renaissance's last surviving members: a first-rate collection that spans almost 70 years, and includes a prize-winning story (``The Typewriter'') written when West was 17. 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 >