Search Results: "Willy Puchner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ABC OF FABULOUS PRINCESSES by Willy Puchner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Those who willingly follow aural and visual enticements to other realms will be enchanted. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is not your mother's abecedary. There is a letter on every spread, and Princess Anna does present an ambrosia apple, but that is where the similarity stops. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING WITH DADDY by Willy Welch
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Logic is a feeble reed in this instance: the animals sport anthropomorphic expressions and are all actively participating even though it's night, but the elusive childhood magic of dancing with one's father is captured with all its silliness and magnificence intact. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The first spread of this rhyming tale shows a charming domestic tableau full of affectionate detail: a teapot on the table where a brown-haired daughter plays cards with her parents, Mama's bare feet with red toenails, and a windchime tinkling in the open window. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NORTHLINE by Willy Vlautin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Spare and strangely moving."
An unflinching look at people living on the edge in Vegas and Reno. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE IN POLITICS by Willy Brandt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An ambitious, sometimes lively appraisal of foreign policy and postwar politics. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
In a rambling but informative memoir, the former chancellor of West Germany and ex-mayor of Berlin details his substantial role in the politics of postwar Europe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UGLIFIED DUCKY by Willy Claflin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This is one not to be missed. (audio CD) (Picture book. 3-10)"
Maynard Moose relates the tale of the Uglified Ducky, a moose who lost his way and found a home with a "fambly" of ducks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK TRACTOR by Willy Smax
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Strictly for collections or households where demand for books about talking vehicles can never be sated. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sequel to Benny the Breakdown Truck (1994), this collection of stories about anthropomorphized cars, trucks, and motorcycles will remind readers and listeners of Virginia Lee Burton's stories in their illustrative style and of the Thomas the Tank Engine books in their getting-along-nicely-with-others theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYING RIGHT FIELD by Willy Welch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"There simply isn't much going on. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Right field is the place the slowest and worst players are sent. Read full book review >

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BIG PIG'S HAT by Willy Smax
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"A welcome debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A British husband-wife team set their witty first book in the American West. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST DAY ON EARTH by Eric Puchner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Without fundamentally challenging the traditional short story structure, the author finds a way to bend it to suit a skewed and fantastic vision of the world."
The nine stories in this collection by Puchner (Model Home, 2010, etc.) range from the domestic to the surreal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC THROUGH THE FLOOR by Eric Puchner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Don't miss this introduction to a genuinely talented find."
Salinger meets Rabelais in a fresh, profoundly human debut collection that meditates on growing up, falling apart and simply being dazzled or bollixed by the wondrous puzzlement of life. Read full book review >

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MODEL HOME by Eric Puchner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A wild first novel that amply confirms the promise of Puchner's story collection, Music Through the Floor (2005)."
Family love flickers capriciously throughout this fine domestic drama, which runs the gamut from hilarious to harrowing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOTEL LIFE by Willy Vlautin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"A simple story, well told."
In the debut novel from Vlautin, member of the country-rock band Richmond Fontaine, misfit brothers, short on luck and long on love, go on the lam in the aftershock of horror. Read full book review >