Search Results: "Wm. Paul Young"


BOOK REVIEW

CROSS ROADS by Wm. Paul Young
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"If Robert James Waller were to don homespun and ride the circuit, this might be the result. The faithful and literarily forgiving might approve."
In which a Gordon Gekko-ish sinner is hauled from the slough of despondency by a very helpful Buddy Christ. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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KEVIN YOUNG
by Megan Labrise

According to poet and critic Kevin Young’s latest treatise, there’s something more American than apple pie. Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News is a philosophical history of the hoax, from mid-19th-century circus sideshows to the baseless stories that circulate our social media feeds.

“People had for a long time thought of the hoax in ...


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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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QUEERIES
by Karen Schechner, Vice President of Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Reviews

Set in the early 1980s, London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories celebrates the residents of the Finsbury Park neighborhood in northern London. Ian Young’s collection of stories reveals a generous community of all sorts—launderettes, working-class gay lads, punks, stoners, stamp collectors, scavengers, revolutionaries in exile, and criminals. Our reviewer said Young creates “an impressive and tactile sense of ...


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PROTEST PRIMER
by Julie Danielson

I may as well be honest with you: I’m not feeling very peppy today, as I sit down to type a couple of days after the Las Vegas shooting. It’s another horrific mass shooting with Congress poised to do little to nothing about it. We are a short-sighted country.

However, we can make our voices heard. Always. Speak up. Let ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An interesting if somewhat dry glimpse of a man of ideas fated to see those ideas transformed into something he never envisioned."
A brief account by Louis (History/Oxford and Univ. of Texas, Austin), a preeminent historian of the British Empire, of the influence of Leo Amery in shaping British imperialism from the turn of the century to the end of WW II. Read full book review >

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Creatures On Display  by Wm. Stage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2015

"An alluring investigation into the seaminess of sleaze."
From Stage (Not Waving Drowning, 2012, etc.), a novel about sexually transmitted diseases and a man sent to investigate them in 1980s St. Louis.Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL by Robert Blake
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1993

"Lacking an essay on Churchill the writer; still, a solid bet for anyone concerned with 20th-century history."
Expert essays on a fascinating subject, edited by Blake (A History of Rhodesia, 1978, etc.) and Louis (English History and Culture/Univ. of Texas). Read full book review >

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SOME THINGS I'VE LOST by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Perhaps more an artist's book than a children's book but universally mesmerizing. (Picture book. 5-12)"
"Where there's an end / there's a beginning. / Things grow. / Things change." Read full book review >