Search Results: "William J. Rewak"


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THE ORPHAN BEAR by William J. Rewak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2014

"Masterful poems from a seasoned writer."
Rewak's (The Right Taxi, 2012) latest collection showcases the work of a skilled poet near the peak of his powers. Read full book review >

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Released: June 21, 2012

"Warm, wistful and occasionally weird; a subtle, carefully crafted book of poems."
A Jesuit priest and educator offers observations on the large and small, the divine and human, in this series of brief free verse poems. Read full book review >

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Harmony by William J. Rewak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Would that all poets could write with such tact and humor."
That Rewak (The Orphan Bear, 2014, etc.) is a professor, a university chancellor, and a monk only makes the fact that he is also an accomplished poet more impressive. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 5, 1999

Boerst's biography will surprise readers familiar with Wells's tales of adventure and war. Read full book review >

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WEATHER by William J. Burroughs
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"The foreword recommends taking this handsome volume along on a picnic; it's true that it is more of a browsing book, with limited usefulness in the classroom."
An overview of weather in The Nature Company Guide series that is rather holistic in its approach, yet difficult to access for the solid information its audience will need. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"This time, the three set out to solve the murder of an Oxford historian who came a long way from Christ Church College to be found dead in the disreputable neighborhood of Limehouse Hole."
Victoriana fans who thought that Palmer's first three adventures of amateur sleuth Charles Dickens and his friend and amanuensis Wilkie Collins (The Hoydens and Mr. Dickens, 1997, etc.) weren't literary enough will be delighted when they team up with Rev. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An effective indictment of governmental abuse of power written by an unlikely but excellent source."
Once the chief financial officer of the tech firm Broadcom, Ruehle faced potential sentencing of more than 350 years in prison after federal prosecutors in Southern California charged him with multiple felonies for alleged corporate malfeasance. Here, he tells his side of the story. Read full book review >

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THE MORAL COMPASS by William J. Bennett
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 20, 1995

"Nevertheless, a colorful patchwork of pieces that are irresistible for bedtime reading aloud and as spurs to family discussions about whether, in the name of compassion, your offspring should bring home a naked stranger. (Literary Guild dual main selection)"
No moral ambiguities in another sweeping potpourri from the compiler of the 1993 bestselling Book of Virtues. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 1997

"Better as unbridled period adventure than mystery."
Ellen Ternan just can't stay out of trouble. Read full book review >

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THE HEART OF JUSTICE by William J. Coughlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 4, 1995

A legal slugfest over control of a Microsoftish firm puts the heat on all interested parties, including the presiding judge and his bride. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Insightful, packed with entertaining gossip, and an illuminating reminder that knee-jerk homophobia has not always been the American way."
Journalist and novelist Mann (The Men from the Boys, p. 669) nicely probes the American century's shifting mores in this biography of the nearly forgotten silent-film star William Haines. Read full book review >