Search Results: "William Ashworth"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"It's not easy being green, and Ashworth's accommodation agenda may remind some readers of the possibly apocryphal tale about the UN functionary who opined that Arabs and Jews should sit down and settle their differences like good Christians."
Ashworth (The Late, Great Lakes, 1986) makes a plausible if not wholly credible case for the offbeat proposition that ecology and economics, in concert, could provide the best response to both the escalating cost of living and a decline in the quality of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE IN A HOUSE OF FIRE by Andrea Ashworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 1998

"Her literary debut carries both—the beauty and the sting."
A young Englishwoman's tactile memoir of growing up amid economic hardship and violent dysfunction. Read full book review >

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SOULS OF MEN by A.R.  Ashworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"The characterization is thin, and the violence against women goes well past gritty into gratuitous. Worthwhile only for thriller addicts with too much time on their hands."
DI Elaine Hope gets a promotion to DCI and a chance at romance in this debut mystery. Read full book review >

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A KIND OF INTIMACY by Jenn Ashworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"An impressive debut that will remind some of the work of Patricia Highsmith. A nasty, but tough-to-put-down portrait of a sociopath."
A self-absorbed young woman cannot outrun her troubled past when she tries for a new start in a British suburb. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FLO & WENDELL by William Wegman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2013

"A sure hit for Wegman fans, but a miss for those who want a story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An artistic departure into mixed media will spark the interest of Wegman fans in this new offering featuring his famed Weimaraners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"You could cut the preciousness with a knife. Next up: Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy armies. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A long-eared guardian with a corps of fierce, chocolate warriors helps to rescue the kidnapped children of Santoff Claussen village in this sequel to Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King (2011). Read full book review >

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MACHINES GO TO WORK IN THE CITY by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"Young readers who love these powerful machines will find endless fascination here. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Trains, planes, trucks and cranes and the people who make them work keep the city moving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEWARE OF THE FROG by William Bee
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

Joining the rapidly swelling ranks of seemingly innocuous tales for younglings in which main characters are suddenly killed off, this charming outing stars sweet little old Mrs. Collywobbles and the small attack frog that guards her doorstep. Read full book review >

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MACHINES GO TO WORK by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Low knows what works for kids who like their machines big and busy. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A fun and feisty tour of big, powerful and fascinating machines; each of them is ready, willing and eager to "go to work." Read full book review >

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SNOWIE ROLIE by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Unlike its predecessor, the text is prose, and less sprightly—but the story line is strong and witty enough to hold its own with the quirky, heavily worked visual concept. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Joyce makes a foray into Polar Express territory with this flaky follow-up to Rolie Polie Olie (1999). Read full book review >