Search Results: "Alan Cumming"


BOOK REVIEW

TOMMY’S TALE by Alan Cumming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2002

"Alan Cumming is a marvelous actor."
Frothy first novel by the Scottish stage and film actor heretofore best known for his Tony Award-winning role in the recent revival of Cabaret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT MY FATHER'S SON by Alan Cumming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A raw, revealing memoir from a courageous actor and writer."
The award-winning actor uncovers his family's darkest secret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON by Alan Cumming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fine family fable and a perfect story to read to a devoted dog. (Picture book. 3-9)"
When the dads go on vacation, what's a faithful dog to do? Read full book review >

BLOG POST

ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

A DIVIDED SPY by Charles Cumming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"The prolific Cumming insufficiently preps the reader on the hero's back story but writes with ruefully brittle intelligence and keeps the twists coming."
A British agent lures a closeted Russian superspy into the open by befriending his spurned secret lover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 18, 2014

"A lightweight, pleasant adventure for younger readers, featuring derring-do but little psychological depth."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy tale, the first in a series, three brothers set out on a quest to uncover the identity of a magical arsonist and protect their homeland from a sinister scheme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COLDER WAR by Charles Cumming
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Not a bad story, but it probably won't leave readers breathless. Spy-vs.-spy fans might give it a try."
An intriguing novel of espionage and deceit set primarily in current-day Turkey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FOREIGN COUNTRY by Charles Cumming
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Cumming's sixth thriller (The Trinity Six, 2011, etc.) is smart and intricate, with a large cast of cool characters and an authentic feel."
A deadly long-shot mission gives a disgraced secret agent a chance at redemption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED BOAT by Hannah Cumming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A deftly delivered lesson on facing life's little challenges. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A "magic" boat offers a lonely girl a whole new world...of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIVERS AND LAKES by David Cumming
NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Of dubious value. (maps, diagrams, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Despite the many full-color photographs and clean white spaces, this title in the Habitats series introduces so many topics and is so full of specialized vocabulary and odd facts that most readers will be better served by a general encyclopedia article, where the facts are given a framework for understanding. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRINITY SIX by Charles Cumming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Taut, atmospheric and immersive—an instant classic."
A London academic risks his life to uncover a real-life, decades-old Cold War mystery in Cumming's (Typhoon, 2009, etc.) edgy thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYPHOON by Charles Cumming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A stately thriller for grown-ups."
An MI6 agent must balance the personal and the professional as he tries to thwart the American agent who stole the woman he loves. Read full book review >