Search Results: "Woody Holton"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An eye-opening spotlight on the nation's most enduring political document."
The creation of the U.S. Constitution was driven by the desire for democracy—and money. Read full book review >

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ABIGAIL ADAMS by Woody Holton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"The 'saucy' lady gets a generous treatment in this entertaining gambol through the Founding era."
Richly detailed biography of Abigail Adams (1744-1818), sprightly with quotes from letters and chockfull of legendary names. Read full book review >

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TARZAN WORE CHAPS by Woody Barlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A delightful exploration of childhood fantasy, rudely awakened by reality."
Barlow, the son of a Kansas farmer, escapes into a wonderful world of daydreams in this promising debut memoir. Read full book review >

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VIOLENT CRIMES by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 1997

"Newcomers to Holton's supercharged procedurals will find this season's relatively sedate installment their best chance of hopping this runaway train."
Holton must be getting more sleep. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S SHADOW by Hugh Holton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Flat sentences strike like notched dum-dums but tear holes in the reader's sleep."
With a midnight bank robbery in progress, Chicago police lieutenant Holton strides forcefully into his eighth Chicago police thriller featuring Chief of Detectives Commander Larry Cole and his sidekick, Lt. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF EARTH by Woody Guthrie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An entertainment—and an achievement even more than a curiosity, yet another facet of Guthrie's multiplex talents."
Radical American folk singer Guthrie, gone 45 years now, turns in an accomplished if somewhat symbol-dense piece of fiction. Read full book review >

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A COW’S ALFALFA-BET by Woody Jackson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"The pictures in this artist's showcase are tableaus that tell no stories, but reflective viewers may catch a hint of the slow rhythms of a vanishing way of life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Vermont artist Jackson, best known for the distinctive cows decorating cartons of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, strews a string of rural landscapes with similarly eyeless, stylized Holsteins in this series of New England farmscapes. Read full book review >

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WINDY CITY by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Warts and all, a bravura performance."
An unhinged pair of serial murderers surface early in Holton's second outing (Presumed Dead, 1994): Chicago's Neil DeWitt and wife Margo, socialite millionaires, who share a well-hidden blood lusthis for nubile young women, hers for black boy children. Read full book review >

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SUMMER IN THE SOUTH by Cathy Holton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2011

"From the spry octogenarians who compose the town's old guard to the scheming Darlene who has her hat set for Will, Holton's novel is brimming with unforgettable characters, smart conversations and an engaging mystery that makes spending a summer in the South a tantalizing proposition."
Holton (Beach Trip, 2009) takes a trip to a small Tennessee town and finds a colorful cast with a long-hidden secret among the azalea bushes and magnolia trees. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's a backstage tour of the fair, but enter for the academic air. If it's simple carny fun you seek, look for the egress."
After Barnum and before Spielberg, there was Fred Thompson, the perfect prototype of a 20th-century showman. Read full book review >

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MERE ANARCHY by Woody Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2007

"I figured it out - it's really the only way.'"
Late last year, Nora Ephron, a writer renowned for Manhattan-sharp observations and a penchant for probing personal neuroses, released I Feel Bad About My Neck: and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, her first collection of short pieces in decades. Read full book review >