Search Results: "Willis Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

JUNK TO GOLD by Willis Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2014

"A memoir full of entrepreneurial spirit that may be inspirational to readers trying to make it in business on their own."
A fast-acting entrepreneur with a positive attitude, good gut instincts and endless energy relates how he made money on junked autos in thisdebut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANGER ALONG THE OHIO by Patricia Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 1997

"Willis (Out of the Storm, 1995, etc.) has created a rousing adventure; it will have readers turning the pages and rooting for the spunky Dunn kids all the way. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A bracing work of historical fiction makes an unfriendly place of the Ohio riverfront as three children fight for their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A moving story that aims to reconcile the experiences of faith and racism—but remains too intensely subjective throughout to rise above the level of personal memoir."
An intensely felt but highly personal account by an African-American academic of the journey she took from Christianity to Tibetan Buddhism—and back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2010

"Exciting and informative—every detail contributes to a greater understanding of British maritime history."
Willis (Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare, 2008, etc.) follows the adventures of the Temeraire, which played an integral role in British military successes and was the subject of J.M.W. Turner's masterpiece The Fighting Temeraire (1839). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRACLE by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"Put this at the top of your Must Buy holiday shopping list."
The witty author of the splendid, multi-award—winning Doomsday Book (1992) and its quasi sequel, To Say Nothing of the Dog (1997), here collects a sheaf of six yuletide tales she's published annually in Asimov's magazine, plus two previously unpublished stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE HOUR OF VICTORY by Sam Willis
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2014

"Willis shares his joy and thorough knowledge of the period, and the letters themselves bring it all to life."
Archaeologist and maritime historian Willis (The Glorious First of June, 2011) asked for a seemingly innocuous document at the British Library while researching one of his books. The treasure that was delivered was bound in velvet and gilt and contained the dispatches from eight of the British Navy's greatest fleet victories fought between 1794 and 1806. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST OF CONNIE WILLIS by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of Willis' talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama—and may guide inquisitive readers toward her equally accomplished and acclaimed novels."
Ten award-winning stories, 1982-2007, plus three equally well-regarded award acceptance speeches, from the much-celebrated author (All Clear, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Highly literate and by turns convincing, depressing, even humorous, thanks to P.G. Wodehouse's delicious 'Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest.'"
So much to steal, so many ways to steal it. Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, the good old stickup, and more find their way into this tangy anthology of pieces on Big Apple crime from Adrenaline series editor Willis (NYPD, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A good introduction to a new science in the making."
An illuminating whirl—or possibly a whorl—through the world of natural forms and human engineering. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE STORM by Patricia Willis
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1995

"Willis plots a predictable but sturdy story, with a slightly antique flavor and a cast whose good hearts are frequently disguised beneath crusty or careless exteriors. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A bright future goes dim when Mandy's father is killed in WWII, and a returning veteran takes her mother's job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHER SIDE 
OF SILENCE by James Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2007

"As the book draws to a close, Billy has finally attained a fullness of character that he had previously lacked-a wisdom only achieved through suffering and loss. An erudite, coming-of-age war novel."
An eager young soldier learns lasting life lessons during the Civil War. Read full book review >