Search Results: "William Pearson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1995

"Not for every reader, but true Beatles fanatics should find it enormously winning. (16 pages color and b&w photos, not seen)"
The Beatles' producer fondly recalls the recording sessions that resulted in one of the 1960s' cultural landmarks. Read full book review >

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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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HILDA AND THE BLACK HOUND by Luke Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Though definitely an underachiever when it comes to merit badges, Hilda's broad curiosity and willingness to stand up for the undergnome will make her a winner in most readers' eyes. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
In a never-a-dull moment third outing, blue-haired Hilda joins Sparrow Scouts, finds out where lost household items go and meets some of Trolberg's supernatural residents. Read full book review >

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THE INSIDER by Ridley Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Surreal, bizarre and enchanting. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The Kingdom Keepers saga concludes with the final battle between the forces of good and evil. Read full book review >

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A PLACE THAT'S KNOWN by Michael Pearson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1994

"But even this long ramble with a garrulous stranger has its charm."
After Imagined Places (1991), a well-honed series of essays contrasting literary landmarks such as Frost's Vermont and Hemingway's Key West with their social reality today, Pearson (English/Old Dominion) adds to his travels a personal theme—his search for his father and relationship with his son—in a medley of styles and forms. Read full book review >

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CUT AND RUN by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 2005

"Awfully fast and agreeably scary."
A throat slasher and a U.S. Marshall duel for possession of a woman who knows much too much about the government's witness protection program. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2006

"Some readers will admire Willis's courage; others will lament his foolhardiness. All will be vastly entertained."
Was William Willis, who went rafting across the Pacific alone in 1954, the avatar of today's extreme sports aficionados—or simply out of his mind? Read full book review >

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THE BODY OF DAVID HAYES by Ridley Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2004

"Breathlessly exciting stuff, though impossible to follow in any detail either as it's going down or after it's over."
A massive, long-dormant case of embezzlement bobs to the surface, spelling trouble for Seattle Lt. Lou Boldt (The Art of Deception, 2002, etc.) and his banker wife and nonstop suspense for their fans. Read full book review >

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NO WITNESSES by Ridley Pearson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 1994

"Guaranteed to keep you reading till dawn—longer, if you wait for your fingers to unclench. ($150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Pearson's latest expert take on the Black Sunday formula pits his veteran team, Seattle Sgt. Read full book review >

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GLAD NEWS OF THE NATURAL WORLD by T.R. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Not one of Pearson's best, but riding the wave of his highly spiced prose is still a pleasure of its own."
For his tenth novel, Pearson reaches back to his first (A Short History of a Small Place, 1985), pressing into service again Louis Benfield of Neely, North Carolina. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE LIVES OF WINSTON CHURCHILL by John Pearson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Pearson offers solid insight into one of the most remarkable public men of the century. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
It may be hard to write anything new about Winston Churchill, but it is even harder to write anything dull about him, as Pearson (The Selling Of the Royal Family, 1986; The Serpent and the Stag, 1984, etc.) proves again here. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DEFENDER by Travis Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 2017

"A relatable, if flawed, thriller that's soberingly reflective."
A dystopian yarn about survival in a world where big government rules absolutely everything. Read full book review >