Search Results: "Winslow Pels"


BOOK REVIEW

TURANDOT by Marianna Mayer
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Compellingly told, gorgeously illustrated, and likely to inspire interest in Puccini's opera. (Picture book. 8+)"
The mood of combined allure and menace permeating this exotic tale is established at once by the jacket: The alabaster-skinned Turandot, draped in white gauze and pink pearls, leans languorously on a tiger holding a chrysanthemum in its jaws. Read full book review >

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CRICKET AT THE MANGER by Edith Hope Fine
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Large, decorative capital letters in brown and black set off each section of the text, further enhancing the volume's sophisticated design. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A large, silver-gray cricket with human eyes is the first-person narrator of this unusual Nativity story told all in short sentences and phrases with lots of animal sound effects. Read full book review >

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ALI AND THE MAGIC STEW by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"And the references to Allah may stimulate conversation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Oppenheim (Yanni Rubbish, 1999, etc.) employs familiar motifs to craft a story with the feel of a folktale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINSLOW IN LOVE by Kevin Canty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"This solidly professional, forthright writer has produced a lot of good work. But this one was a mistake, his weakest."
Brief Encounter meets Leaving Las Vegas in the Montana author's acrid third novel, following Into the Great Wide Open (1996), Nine Below Zero (1999), and two top story collections. Read full book review >

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THE WINSLOW INCIDENT by Elizabeth Voss
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2011

"Billed as a paranormal mystery, this overlong debut provides little mystery but plenty of thrills, chills and horrifying descriptions of suffering men, women and beasts."
Winslow, a remote mountain hamlet in the Pacific Northwest, is suddenly visited by an unknown plague. Read full book review >

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A WEEKEND WITH WINSLOW HOMER by Ann Keay Beneduce
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A fine introduction to an important American figure. (Biography. 8-12)"
One of the better entries in a series that approaches artists through first-person reminiscences, ostensibly addressed by the artist to a guest. Read full book review >

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THE QUIET STREETS OF WINSLOW by Judy Troy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"As each of the primary characters tells his version of events, Troy's subtle but emotionally wrenching prose raises deeply provocative questions about loyalty, morality, human frailty and the power of choice."
Within the framework of a murder mystery set in small-town Arizona, Troy (From the Black Hills, 1999, etc.) has written a tightly constructed psychological study about a family and community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDGE OF GOD by Beowulf Pels
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2005

"Dubious security strategizing aside, Pels serves up plenty of red meat for arm-chair commandos."
Privatized paramilitaries go ballistic on Arab terrorists in this boisterous thriller. Read full book review >

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JANE DOE JANUARY by Emily Winslow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"A potently rendered chronicle of rape and the clarity and closure achieved even when justice is only partially served."
The story of a Pennsylvania serial rapist who stood trial two decades after his assault on the author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPITAL CRIMES by George Winslow
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 1999

"In questioning conventional criminological wisdom, Winslow raises some provocative questions, but in reducing crime to a matter of economics, he runs the risk of unconstructive oversimplification."
paper 1-58367-001-7 In a sweeping indictment of our economic system that's short on solutions, freelancer Winslow traces the economic genesis of American crime in the streets and in the suites. Read full book review >

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THE FORCE by Don Winslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"By turns grim and giddy, this is a good read in the service of dark cops."
Savage dope dealers, dirty cops, corrupt officials, and a few hapless civilians mix it up in New York City. Read full book review >

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SAVAGES by Don Winslow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Graphic proof, if you needed it, that 'you can't make peace with savages.'"
Winslow (The Dawn Patrol, 2008, etc.) turns a drug war into staccato serio-comedy that restricts the police to supporting roles. Read full book review >