Search Results: "Will Shetterly"


BOOK REVIEW

DOGLAND by Will Shetterly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"Compelling, absorbing, hard-edged work, lit by glimpses of another, more fantastic reality: reminiscent of top-notch Orson Scott Card, child-centered but tackling adult themes fearlessly and with great charm."
Shetterly makes the transition from young adult (Elsewhere, 1991, etc.) to adult fantasy with assurance and aplomb. Read full book review >

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THE GOSPEL OF THE KNIFE by Will Shetterly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2007

"Other than the intriguing Judas chapters, the story's narrated in a bizarre and unconvincing second person, present tense (so who is the actual narrator?) and treads largely familiar ground; not so odd, then, that the most controversial section is by far the most persuasive."
Still working the boundaries between YA and adult fantasy, Shetterly offers this long-range follow-up—hardly a sequel—to Dogland (1997). Read full book review >

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NEVERNEVER by Will Shetterly
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Though it doesn't stand well alone, this has the same witty adolescent verve and vulnerability—plus a message concerning peace among those who are really different. (Fiction. 14+)"
Fast-paced, occasionally confusing, but never dull: a sequel to the punk fantasy Elsewhere (1991) recounting the further adventures of teenager Ron and his friends—other human runaways, elves, and those of mixed blood. Read full book review >

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ELSEWHERE by Will Shetterly
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, the ideas fascinate, Ron's fate matters, and this in an unusual view of the streets. (Fiction. 12-15)"
An intriguing hybrid fantasy that mixes life on the street with magic and glimpses of unworldly beauty. Read full book review >

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CHIMERA by Will Shetterly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2000

"The ingredients—wisecracking gumshoe, gorgeous slinky heroine, blood-tingling action, ingenious plot twists—might be familiar, but Shetterly's thoughtful, hard-edged remix is a winner."
Sleuthing noir in a grim near-future of genetic manipulation (those of mixed animal and human ancestry are "furs," humans are "skins"), and artificial intelligence, from the author of the splendid Dogland (1997). Read full book review >

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AMERICANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH by Robert Shetterly
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2005

In tribute to this country's proud tradition of protest, fine artist Shetterly has chosen 50 Americans who have stood up for what he calls "the promise of America," presenting them in a series of accurately painted head-and-shoulder portraits with their names and a pithy quote scratched in. Read full book review >

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MODIFIED by Caitlin Shetterly
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"The message that our planet is saturated with chemical toxins comes through clearly, but the health case against GMOs is not persuasive."
A journalist on a mission to expose the dangers of genetically modified organisms tells nearly as much about her personal life as about the issue bothering her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2011

"A sincere but edgeless Prairie Home Companion-style memoir of a down-on-their-luck young couple, likely to resonate with readers interested in community values and the appeal of the simple life."
NPR contributor Shetterly tells the story of young married life as she and her husband set out from Maine to Los Angeles, but were ultimately forced to return home, stymied by the economic recession, illness and an unexpected pregnancy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2007

"Another seamy mystery of the Cold War, nicely told."
William Morgan was a figure straight out of Hemingway. In this spry piece of scholarly detection, Mexico-based journalist Shetterly elaborates—and still, "straight out of Hemingway" may be the clearest description we have. Read full book review >

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MUWIN AND THE MAGIC HARE by Susan Hand--Adapt. Shetterly
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"Still, the bear's adventures are mildly intriguing; the Shetterleys show respect for their sources in a note; and the vibrant acrylics, enhanced with dramatic shadows, nicely evoke the Maine landscape (the animals are especially appealing). (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Two simply retold Passamaquoddy tales (``The Rough-face Girl'' plus one about a conceited grouse whose round canoe spins into a whirlpool) are set in an elaborate longer tale about a bear who's about to hibernate when he's lured away by the Great Magic Hare, Mahtoqehs—who leads the still-hungry Muwin to a campfire where a hunter offers him ``stew of snowshoe hare'' and tells him a story; next morning, all has vanished. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"A soft wind stirring the leaves on trees marked for removal."
An intimate guided tour of the woods and waterways of rural Maine. Read full book review >