Search Results: "Wolfe Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

MOONDOG by Alice Hoffman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"No, it doesn't exactly hang together, but Heo's art—bright colors and broad patterns—reflects the tale's mysterious tone and interspecies closeness—and many young dog owners will recognize a touch of moondog in their own pets. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Two children discover hidden sides to their dog and to a lonely neighbor in this atmospheric tale from an author more known for psychologically charged novels. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TENTACLES by James Martin
by James Martin, photographed by Art Wolfe
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Subtitled ``The Amazing World of Octopus, Squid, and Their Relatives,'' a fascinating introduction to the cephalapods, which also include the nautilus and cuttlefish. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE TOY SHOP by Frances Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Wolfe's oil paintings far exceed her text, as her attractive illustrations exhibit sophisticated perspectives, appealing human characters and a dear little bunny who deserves better narration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overlong and too-sentimental story is set in a toy shop owned by a gentle, white-haired man named Mr. Kringle. Read full book review >

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EXODUS FROM THE LONG SUN by Gene Wolfe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"You'll have to read all four volumes consecutively to stand even a remote chance of deciding which."
Final installment of Wolfe's highly ambitious, inordinately complicated, far-future tetralogy (CaldÇ of the Long Sun, 1994, etc.), bringing to an end the story of the huge, multigenerational starship, The Whorl, and its young priest turned ruler, Patera Silk. Read full book review >

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ON BLUE'S WATERS by Gene Wolfe
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 7, 1999

"You don't have to be acquainted with the Long Sun tetralogy, but it helps considerably, and though Wolfe's teasing list of 'Proper Names in the Text' is of small benefit to newcomers, fans of the previous should not be disappointed."
First of a new trilogy and sequel to Wolfe's heavyweight Book of the Long Sun tetralogy (culminating in Exodus from the Long Sun, 1996). Read full book review >

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ONE NATION, AFTER ALL by Alan Wolfe
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Wolfe's round-up is an absolute must for anyone who wants or, in every politician's case, needs to know how Americans think. (Author tour)"
Sociologist (Boston Univ.) and social critic par excellence, Wolfe (Marginalized in the Middle, not reviewed, etc.) scores again with this thorough, edifying, and engrossing study of the fabled but elusive American middle class. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Not for the layperson. (13 b&w photos, not seen)"
Knowledgeable but occasionally arcane collection of essays celebrating the Golden Age of ``old-time'' southern fiddling (192555). Read full book review >

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THE PARROT TRAINER by Swain Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Subtle, sophisticated fun that will appeal to anyone who has ever suffered through an academic conference—or an episode of Antiques Roadshow."
A witty send-up of antiquarians and academics by Wolfe (The Lake Dreams the Sky, 1998, etc.) combines a dead German anthropologist, a trendy French postmodernist, a Native American pottery forger, and a shady art dealer for a southwestern comedy of errors. Read full book review >

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The Three Graces by Michele Wolfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2014

"An engaging fantasy story about letting go of the past and learning to love oneself."
Three young women, shaken by mysterious episodes in which they transcend time and space, forge an unlikely friendship in Wolfe's charming debut novel. Read full book review >