Search Results: "William J. Jackson"


BOOK REVIEW

GYPSY ESCAPADES by William J. Jackson
Released: April 30, 2012

"Although its suspense level could be higher, this novel satisfies with its wonderfully complex and vivid setting."
An American graduate student in India teams up with an intelligence agent and others to prevent a crisis that could spark bloody chaos. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2009

"A worthy treatment of an interesting subject, which, one hopes, will inspire renewed interest in Guthrie's body of work."
A welcome biography of the Western novelist and environmentalist. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Admirers of Stegner's work will find this a useful but uninspired companion. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A thorough if somewhat detached life of the dean of Western American letters. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"More than his familiar, iconic fiction, this collection conveys a real sense of one of our best—and best-loved—writers."
February of next year is the centennial of Steinbeck's birth and, along with new Penguin editions of six of his novels, Viking is offering up this collection from the other, lesser-known, side of his career. Read full book review >

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UNTOLD TALES by William J. Brooke
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 30, 1992

"An irrepressibly clever book that will appeal to like- minded readers. (Fiction. 11+)"
In the manner of Brooke's A Telling of the Tales (1990, ALA Notable), four more sequels to, revisions of, and extrapolations from familiar stories. Read full book review >

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THE HIGHWAYMAN AND MR. DICKENS by William J. Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1992

"More on the way."
This surprisingly formulaic sequel to The Detective and Mr. Dickens (1990) gets off to a brisk start with that staple of Victorian fiction, coitus interruptus, as a knock on the door brings Wilkie Collins and his sluttish doxy, Irish Meg, news that amiable lowlife Tally Ho Thompson has been arrested for two murders in a house he insists he'd been paid to break into by actor Dickie Dunn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A good introduction to the history of a science on the cutting edge."
One of the newest scientific specialties has as its subject the oldest living things: the unbelievably ancient fossils of the Pre-Cambrian period. Read full book review >

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F.B. EYES by William J. Maxwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2015

"An occasionally intriguing work whose organization and diction consign it to reference status."
Maxwell (English and African-American Studies, Washington Univ.; New Negro, Old Left: African-American Writing and Communism between the Wars, 1999) reveals the obsession of the late FBI director with the lives and literature of leading black writers.Read full book review >

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PIGTOWN by William J. Caunitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Pigtown'' is right. (Author tour)"
Caunitz, whose recent work (Cleopatra Gold, 1993, etc.) makes you wonder whether the bad guys don't adhere to a higher moral code than the boys in blue, dishes more dirt on New York's finest. Read full book review >