Search Results: "William Wells"


BOOK REVIEW

DETECTIVE FICTION by William Wells
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2016

"Waggish Jack is good company, and he's appealingly aware of how deeply unoriginal a vehicle Wells (Ride Away Home, 2014) has given him. Maybe next year."
A Chicago cop retired to Fort Myers Beach lands a consulting contract with a neighboring police force that's a pipe dream from the first puff to the last. Read full book review >

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RIDE AWAY HOME by William Wells
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2014

"Low-key and inoffensive to a fault, this thriller, like its hero, was born to be mild."
Revenge and the art of motorcycle maintenance. 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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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1992

"Smooth, smart, and very, very scary."
Junkies, dealers, narcs, and other combatants in the war on drugs speak out in this first-rate oral report from Wells (444 Days, 1985) and Triplett. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE'S TERRIBLE TWOS by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A worthy topic and a capable concept that barely miss the mark. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Sophie's birthday, but nothing seems right to this headstrong 2-year-old until Granny saves the day in this rote offering from Wells. Read full book review >

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MAX AND RUBY'S TREASURE HUNT by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Perfect for one-to-one sharing or small group participation; one reading will not be enough. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wells cultivates her taproot into the minds and actions of young kids for an exuberant return adventure for Max and Ruby. Read full book review >

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LOVE WAVES by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nearly too sweet, but reassuring and affecting nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-6)"
How does love keep us connected? Read full book review >

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OTTO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Place this timely outing next to Mark Teague's LaRue For Mayor (2008) and Doreen Cronin's arch Duck For President (2004), illustrated by Betsy Lewin. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A dark-horse candidate faces two big political machines in this election campaign at the all-canine Barkadelphia School. Read full book review >

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MAX CLEANS UP by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Still, it's a good try, as droll as ever, and sure to draw plenty of giggles from the burgeoning Max and Ruby fan club. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Corduroy's pocket has nothing on Max's. Read full book review >

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MAX'S DRAGON SHIRT by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Totally satisfying. (Picture book. 3-8)"

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FRITZ AND THE MESS FAIRY by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

The strange bedfellows that occur in creative disorder are always good for a laugh; Wells makes the device even funnier here by compounding it. Read full book review >